The annual Bjarne W. Teigen Reformation Lectures will be held October 26–27, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. This year the theme will be Luther’s Three Treatises: The Reformation Platform. These lectures delve into the Reformation heritage with presentations on the history and theology of the Lutheran Reformation with application to the teaching and practice in the Lutheran church today. The lectures are presented in free conference format.
Thursday, October. 26, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Lecture One: To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation
Speaker: Prof. Emeritus Erling Teigen, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN Moderator: Pres. Gaylin Schmeling, Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, MN
Thursday, October 26, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Lecture Two: The Babylonian Captivity of the Church
Speaker: Dr. Erik Herrmann, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Moderator: Dr. Michael Smith, Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, MN
Concurrent Event at Trinity Chapel on the Campus of Bethany Lutheran College at 4:00 p.m. Reformation Chorale Vespers, featuring the Bethany College Choir
Friday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Lecture Three: The Freedom of a Christian
Speaker: Rev. James Langebartels, St John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake, WI, and Zion Lutheran Church, Ogema, WI
Moderator: Dr. Lars Johnson, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
Friday, October 27, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Timothy Schmeling, Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, MN
For registration information, see www.blc.edu/reformation-lectures.