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We are pleased to present three new classes between February and May 2023. Please join us for any or all of those featured under Upcoming Classes and let your friends and colleagues know of these thought-provoking opportunities.  
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Upcoming Classes:

Let’s Talk: A Rabbi Speaks to Christians

Let’s Talk: A Rabbi Speaks to Christians With Rabbi Michael Harvey Thursdays via Zoom: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 9:30am – 10:30am CST Lutheran School of Theology is pleased to present six sessions via Zoom with Rabbi Michael Harvey in April and May, 2023. REGISTER NOW Michael E. Harvey is an ordained rabbi, a

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Walking in the Company of the Baptized: Series A Gospels for Lent
2023

Walking in the Company of the Baptized: Series A Gospels for Lent 2023 By Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University’s Institute of Liturgical Studies Monday’s: 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 10:00am – 11:00am CST Walking in the Company of the Baptized: Series A Gospels for Lent 2023: Instructor: Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior

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New Research on Mary Magdalene

New Research on Mary Magdalene By Elizabeth Schrader Polczer, Ph.D candidate at Duke University Fridays: 2/3 & 2/17 9:30am – 11:30am CST New Research on Mary MagdaleneBy Elizabeth Schrader Polczer, Ph.D candidate at Duke University REGISTER NOW Mary Magdalene has long been a misunderstood and controversial character in the New Testament and the church. Often

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Video Class Available Now:

Lament and Sustenance Registration

Lament and Sustenance in the COVID-19 Wilderness series REGISTER NOW The video series we present here for use by individuals or study groups is of timeless value. It was originally titled Lament and Sustenance in the COVID-19 Wilderness and offered in June 2020.While there will be some references to this disastrous pandemic, the teaching provided

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Previous Classes:

Themes in the Gospel of Matthew

Themes in the Gospel of Matthew With Dr. Troy TroftgrubenWartburg Theological Seminary The class will be taught via Zoom on three select Thursday mornings: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 9:00am – 11:00am CST Themes in the Gospel of Matthew With Dr. Troy Troftgruben, Wartburg Theological Seminary Registration fee: $45 This November sees the start of Year A

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When Theologies Fail (and Worlds Fall Apart)

When Theologies Fail (and Worlds Fall Apart) with Dr. Fred Niedner Thursdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 7:00pm – 9:00pm CST When Theologies Fail (and Worlds Fall Apart) with Dr. Fred Niedner Fall 2022 Registration fee: $75 PMA Education Registration fee: $150. Rev. Dr. Niedner taught biblical studies in Valparaiso University’s Department of Theology for

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Preaching Course

Preaching Course With: Rev. Kristen Koch Saturdays: 9/10, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/19 9:00am – 12:00pm CST Preaching Course We are delighted that the instructor for the course will be the Rev. Kristen Koch. Class Audit: $75 For Credit Students: $150 Biography:Pastor Kristen has 19 years of experience in ordained ministry, preceded by a nine-month

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Hope: A Lens for Living Now, And For The Future

Hope: A Lens for Living Now, And For The Future With: Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen, Ph.D Thursday: 5/26 9:00am – 2:00pm CST Hope: A Lens for Living Now, And For The Futurewith the Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen, Ph.D., President of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. In-person only; there is no zoom option Lutheran School

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An Evening of Poetry with Christopher Kempf

An Evening of Poetrywith Christopher Kempf Monday 5/2: 7:00pm Online via Zoom An Evening of Poetry with Christopher Kempf LST invites you to a poetry reading and discussion as part of our 2022 focus on Making Meaning. We are honored to welcome Dr. Christopher Kempf to lead us on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm

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What is worship?

What is worship? Why do we worship? How do I plan and lead worship? If these are your questions, this is the class for you. SATURDAYS: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28 Online via Zoom SPRING 2022: INTRODUCTION TO LUTHERAN WORSHIP Presented by Lutheran School of Theology and Central/Southern Illinois Synod

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Previous Classes 2020:

Lutheran Confessions – Dr. Robert Kolb
Christian Decision-Making in the Digital Age – Rev. Amy Zeittlow
Wrestling with the Old Testament Texts (Ordinary Time) –Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker
Lament and Sustenance in the COVID-19 Wilderness –Dr. Fred Niedner
Church History: The Story of Christianity –Dr. Chris Repp (co-sponsored w/Central
Southern Illinois Synod)
Themes in the Gospel of Mark – Dr. Mark Allen Powell