Spring 2018 Convocation + Preaching Perspectives

Gettysburg

April 17 + 18 Leadership in Difficult Times:
Communication, Preaching, Dialogue
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Preaching Perspectives

April 19 Ordinary Time Register Now

Philadelphia

April 24 Leadership in Difficult Times:
Reconciliation, Justice, Engagement
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Speakers

Angela Zimmann - United Lutheran Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann

Rev. Angela Zimmann, Ph.D. serves as Vice-President of Advancement and adjunct professor of homiletics at ULS. Angela was a parish pastor for sixteen years, in Michigan and then overseas in Jerusalem, following her 1998 graduation from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. She returned home to the Ridge in 2014. Pastor Angela is married to the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann, Ph.D. They have two children, Seth (18) and Chelsea (14).

Preaching Across the Divide Wednesday, April 18th | Gettysburg Campus
Preaching Perspectives Thursday, April 19th | Gettysburg Campus
Acting President Bishop Jim Dunlop - United Lutheran Seminary
Bishop Jim Dunlop Acting President, United Lutheran Seminary

The Rev. James S. Dunlop was elected to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in June 2013.

Bishop Dunlop was ordained in 2005, and served as pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Littlestown, PA. He received the Master’s of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary Gettysburg in 2005, and the Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from Gettysburg College in 1978.

Bishop Dunlop and his wife, Connie, a Special Educator in the Northern York School District, have three adult children, all married, and six grandchildren.

Bishop James S. Dunlop was born in Hackensack, New Jersey and was baptized in the Congregational Church in Hackensack. After graduating from Teaneck High School, he attended Gettysburg College in 1978, where he received a BA in Biology.

State of the Seminary Address Wednesday, April 18th | Gettysburg Campus
State of the Seminary Address Tuesday, April 24th | Philadelphia Campus
Reggie Williams - United Lutheran Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Reggie Williams

Before coming to McCormick, Dr. Williams taught ethics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance (Baylor University Press, 2014) was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in 2015, in the field of religion. The book is an analysis of exposure to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals, and worship at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist on the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, during his year of post-doctoral study at Union Seminary in New York, 1930-31.

Dr. Williams’ research interests include theological anthropology (Christian understanding of human beings), Christian ethics derived from interpretations of Jesus, race, politics and black church life. His current book project includes a religious critique of whiteness in the Harlem Renaissance. In addition, he is working on a popular commentary on the books of Joshua and Judges (belief series, Westminster/John Knox).

Learning Discipleship: Bonhoeffer's Struggle to Follow Christ in Nazi Germany Tuesday, April 24th | Philadelphia Campus
Brooks Schramm - United Lutheran Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Brooks Schramm Kraft Professor of Biblical Studies, United Lutheran Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Brooks Schramm teaches courses related to the study of the Holy Scriptures, more specifically the Old Testament and Hebrew language.

Preaching Perspectives Thursday, April 19th | Gettysburg Campus
Mark Granquist - Luther Seminary
Mark Granquist Associate Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary

Mark A. Granquist is Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Luther Seminary, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to this he taught in the Religion Department at St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota (1992-2000) and at Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota (2000-2007).

Looking toward 2019: Observing the 400th Anniversary of Lutherans in North America Tuesday, April 19th | Gettysburg Campus

Schedule

April 17th

Gettysburg Campus

9:00AM
Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic

Worship & Introduction

9:30AM
Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic

Looking Toward 2019: Observing the 400th Anniversary of Lutherans in North America

Rev. Dr. Mark Granquist
10:45AM
Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic

Panel Discussion

12:00Noon

Lunch

Refectory
12:30PM

LTSG Alumni Luncheon

Dobbin House
2:00PM

Afternoon Class Reunion Meetings

5:00PM

LTSG / LTSP Alumni Happy Hour

6:00PM

Chaplains: On the Front Lines of Faith

Film Screening, Discussion, & Reception

Public Church in Diverse and Pluralistic Settings

Tuesday, April 17th Reception, Documentary, Discussion

6:00 - 8:30 pm – Valentine # 206

Martin Doblmeier’s documentary Chaplains: On the Front Lines of Faith, illustrates how clergy of various faiths have been public church leaders for ages. As our culture evolves, so does the chaplain’s vocation.

To view the film and speak with academics, practicing chaplains and community members, join us for a light reception, screening of the 1-hour documentary, and discussion. Bring your friends!

View a Trailer at http://journeyfilms.com/chaplains.

More information on the flyer here.

Wednesday, April 18th

Gettysburg Campus

8:00AM

Spring Convocation: Registration

9:00AM

Welcome

State of the Seminary Address

Acting President Bishop Jim Dunlop

Preaching Across the Divide

Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann
11:45AM

Holy Eucharist

12:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM

Dialogue Across the Divide

Learn more at Fearless Dialogues.
6:00PM

LTSG Alumni Awards Banquet

7:30PM

LTSG Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Alumni Awards Ceremony
8:30PM

25th, 50th Anniversary Reception

Preaching Perspectives: Ordinary Time

Thursday, April 19th

Gettysburg Campus

9:00AM

Registration

9:30AM

Presentation – Rev. Dr. Brooks Schramm

11:15AM

Break

11:45AM

Worship – Rev. Dr. Brooks Schramm

12:15PM

Lunch

1:30PM

Presentation – Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann

2:45PM

Q&A Session

Tuesday, April 24th | Philadelphia Campus

8:00AM

Registration

9:00AM

Welcome

State of the Seminary Address

Acting President Bishop Jim Dunlop
10:00AM
Keynote

Learning Discipleship: Bonhoeffer's Struggle to Follow Christ in Nazi Germany

Rev. Dr. Reggie Williams
12:00Noon

Lunch & Class Reunion Meetings

1:30PM

Workshop Slot 1

2:30PM

Workshop Slot 2

3:30PM

Workshop Slot 3

4:30PM

Reception

5:30PM

Easter Vespers

6:30PM

Dinner & LTSP Alumni Association Meetings

Workshops

Advancing Justice for Women The Promise & Potential of a Social Statement

Ms. Fern Hagedorn

Confronting White Jesus Anti-Racism Work in Congregations

Rev. Dr. Susie Folks

Community Organizing: What I Didn't Learn in Seminary

Rev. Carmine Pernini

Register

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Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic
Free
Lunch
$10
Alumni Luncheon Dobbin House
$20
Happy Hour Sharpshooter's on Herr's Ridge
Cash bar
“Chaplains” Film, Discussion & Reception Sharpshooter's on Herr's Ridge
Free
Spring Convocation — Gettysburg
$50
Spring Convocation — Gettysburg - Live Stream
$50
Lunch Spring Convocation — Gettysburg
$10
Alumni Awards Banquet Spring Convocation — Gettysburg
$35
Preaching Perspectives
$35
Preaching Perspectives - Live Stream
$35
Lunch Preaching Perspectives
$10
Spring Convocation - Philadelphia
$50
Spring Convocation - Philadelphia - Live Stream
$50
Lunch Spring Convocation - Philadelphia
$10
Dinner Spring Convocation - Philadelphia
$35

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