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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:

Hearing A Good Sermon Even If One Might Not Be Preached

Hearing A Good Sermon Even If One Might Not Be Preached (Principles from The Crossings Method to Help Preachers and Listeners) THURSDAYS: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 7:00 PM – 8:30pm CST Hearing A Good Sermon Even If One Might Not Be Preached: (Principles from The Crossings Method to Help Preachers and Listeners) Registration: $75

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UNDERSTANDING THE HEBREW BIBLE

UNDERSTANDING THE HEBREW BIBLE Instructor: Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner Saturdays: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CST UNDERSTANDING THE HEBREW BIBLEInstructor: Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner Registration: $75 to audit Registration: $150 to meet PMA requirements. Rev. Dr. Niedner taught biblical studies in Valparaiso University’s Department of Theology for 40 years.

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Womanist Biblical Interpretation

Womanist Biblical Interpretation By Dr. Wil Gafney Wednesdays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 7:30pm – 8:30pm CST Womanist Biblical InterpretationTaught by Dr. Wil Gafney, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX Lutheran School of Theology St Louis is pleased to present aWomanist Biblical Interpretation Colloquium via Zoom in 3 sessions withThe Rev. Wil Gafney,

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Themes in the Gospel of Luke

Themes in the Gospel of Luke, taught by Dr. Eunyung Lim This class explores a set of main themes and key passages in the Gospel of Luke, aiming to contextualize them in our contemporary context as we prepare for Year C this fall. Focusing on stories about women, children, and social outcasts, we will learn

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Intersectionality

Intersectionality Taught by Dr. Linda Thomas, Full Professor of Theology and Anthropology at Lutheran School of Theology Chicago The concept of Intersectionality considers overlapping oppressions, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism, and many other things, as they are experienced and suffered by marginalized persons.   This concept is a vital tool to name multiple, intersecting

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Lutheran Confessions

Lutheran ConfessionsTaught by Dr. Chris Repp, Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church in Champaign, IL Registration: $75 to audit Registration: $150 to meet PMA or SAM requirements. What we believe about God affects how we talk about God. How we talk about God determines whether we proclaim the gospel or some other message that is not faithful

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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