Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26 (one session only)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Enrollment: 12 min./50 max.
Drawing on examples from Martin Luther, we will examine how faith reforms and evolves as social, political, and spiritual contexts change. For example, 500 years ago Martin Luther proclaimed that the emphasis of Christians should be on ‘God Who Delivers’ (Gospel) more than on ‘God Who Demands’ (Law), because more emphasis on the Gospel and on the Grace of God was needed at that time. But in our current situation, what is the present time telling us? Join us as we look at other examples and possibilities for emerging understandings of Christian traditions.
Norm Beck is the Poehlmann Professor of Theology and Classical Languages at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. In addition to teaching full-time since 1975, he has served as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stockdale (Denhawken), Texas, since 1999. He has earned degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), Trinity Lutheran Seminary (B.D.), and Capital University (B.A.). He is the author of several books, including: Mature Christianity in the 21st Century: The Recognition and Repudiation of the Anti-Jewish
Polemic of the New Testament; The New Testament: A New Translation and Redaction; and Blessed to be a Blessing to Each Other: Jews, Muslims, and Christians as Children of Abraham in the Middle East.