LBS announces J-Term next week [UPDATED]Published 9:42am Thursday, January 17, 2013 Updated 11:45am Thursday, January 17, 2013
Lutheran Brethren Seminary will be holding its annual J-Term beginning Monday, Jan. 21, and continuing until noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The eight, 90-minute lectures will take place at the Seminary, 815 West Vernon Ave., Fergus Falls. The theme for J-Term is “Bringing God’s Word to Our Neighbor.”
At the 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. sessions on Monday, Rev. Prof. Thomas Nass will be speaking on the topic Choosing a Bible Translation for the Church and Neighbor. Rev. Prof. Thomas Nass has been teaching Biblical Hebrew at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN since 1995. Previously he had been a parish pastor for 10 years in North Mankato, and Milwaukee, Wis.
He is a member of the Wisconsin
Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Translation Evaluation Committee which was appointed to thoroughly study the NIV 2011 translation and evaluate other translations.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the focus will be Islam with Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali as presenter. Sessions are as follows:
• 8:30 a.m.: Islam: A Neighbor Not Acknowledged.
• 10:30 a.m.: Islam: A Mission Failed
• 1:30 p.m.: A panel, which will include Dr. Amjad-Ali, will respond to the morning lectures
• 3:30 p.m.: Dr. Amjad-Ali will conclude the day with the topic, Islam: A Vocation to be Fulfilled.
Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Professor of Justice and Christian Community and also serves as the Director of the Islamic Studies Program at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology and Political Philosophy from Princeton Theological Seminary (Magna cum Laude).
He is the author of 16 books, has written chapters in over 40 books, and has had over 250 articles published around the world.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Dave Runyon will be speaking on the subject “The Art of Neighboring” at the 8:30 and 10:30 sessions.
Dave Runyon is the co-author of the Art of Neighboring, Building Genuine Relationships just Outside your Door.
Dave is the executive director of CityUnite, a non-profit organization that exists to help government, business, and faith-based leaders unite around common causes.
He also works with the Denver Leadership Foundation in order to bring transformation to the city.
Tuition costs for J-Term are $10/each session or $75 for the entire J-Term. Payment may be made when you arrive.
Retired pastors and their wives are welcome to attend the lectures tuition free. For more information or to register, please call (218) 739-3375.