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Prague Brochure Letter FINAL 05272011

Prague Brochure Letter FINAL 05272011

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Prague Conference Brochure October 4 - 7, 2011
Prague Conference Brochure October 4 - 7, 2011

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International Lutheran Theological ConferenceOctober 4-7, 2011Prague, Czech RepublicTheme: Lutheranism in the 21
st
Century
The conference begins with lunch at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday and concludes with lunch on Friday 
 
The ninth International Lutheran Theological Conference will be jointly sponsored by theInternational Studies office of Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA), theChurch Relations Office of the President of the LCMS, the Evangelical Church of the AugsburgConfession in the Czech Republic (ECAC in the Czech Republic), and the Luther Society. Weanticipate representation from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany,England, the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, other Eastern European countries and theUnited States. The participants are free to engage in open discussion of theological andecclesial issues of importance to those who are struggling to establish, maintain, or restoreLutheran churches that are faithful to the Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.Past conference themes were “Lutheran Identity” (2002), “Lutheran Catechesis” (2003), “TheDoctrine of Justification” (2004) “Lutheran Missions” (2005), “The Lutheran Liturgy” (2006), “TheHoly Ministry” (2007), “The Lutheran Confessions” (2008), and “Lutheran Unity” (2009).Previous conferences took place in Klaipeda, Lithuania; Wittenberg, Germany and Riga, Latvia.After a one year hiatus, the conference now moves to the beautiful city of Prague in the CzechRepublic. We are grateful to the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the CzechRepublic who is assisting with the local arrangements and logistics.Under the theme “Lutheranism in the 21
st
Century,” this year’s conference will address a varietyof critical issues facing the Lutheran Church today with an emphasis on theological education.
 
Speakers and Topics
The Rev. Dr. Michael J. Albrecht (Pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota;Senior Editor Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology) “The Lord and Giver of Life: ConfessionalLutheranism Encounters Pentecostalism in India”The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III (Director of Church Relations—Assistant to the President,LCMS) “Lutheran Fellowship in the 21
st
Century”The Rev. Dr. Charles Evanson (Theological Advisor to the Bishop and Consistory of theEvangelical Lutheran Church in Lithuania) “The Shape of Lutheran Ecclesiology”The Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison (President of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) "A Visionfor World Lutheranism"Rev. James Krikava (Trinity Lutheran Church, Brewster, MA) "Mission in the Czech Lands'in bonam partem' and 'in malam partem'"The Rev. Dr. Makito Masaki (Principal of Kobe Lutheran Theological Seminary; Japan) “TheFaithful Proclamation of Lutheran Theology in Japan and the World in the 21
st
Century”The Rev. Dr. Darius Petkunas (Docent on the Faculty of Theology, Helsinki University, Finland;Member of the Center for Baltic Studies of the Humanities Faculty, University of Klaipeda,Lithuania) “The Quest for Lutheran Identity in the Russian Empire until the October Revolution”The Rev. Stanislav Pi
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tak (Bishop of the Silesian Evangelical Church of the AugsburgConfession) “History of the Lutheran Church in the Czech Republic”The Rev. Dr. Timothy C. J. Quill (Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Dean of International Studies, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne) “
A Vision for TheologicalEducation in the 21st Century
The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast (Academic Dean, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne,USA) "Pastoral Formation in the 21st Century: The Pedagogical Implications of Globalization"The Rev. Dr. Jobst Schöne (SELK Bishop Emeritus; Germany) “Office of the Ministry and theRoyal Priesthood”The Rev. Fredrik Sidenvall (Rektor of L.M. Engström Gymnasium in Gothenburg, Sweden)“Bridging not Betraying: Communicating Confessional Lutheranism in the Secularized Context”The Rev. Alexey Streltsov (Rector of the Theological Seminary of the Siberian EvangelicalLutheran Church, Novosibirsk, Russia) "Lutheran Education in View of 21st CenturyCommunication Technologies"
Conference Registration & Hotel InformationTo register for the conference and reserve a room at the hotel, contact Catharine O’Neillcatharine.oneill@lcms.org.
The conference sessions (including lunch and dinner) will be held in the conference hall at theAventin Restaurant. This is a five minute walk from St. Michael’s Lutheran Church where we willhold daily Matins and Vespers and a ten minute walk from the Best Western Hotel Páv(K
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emencova 13, 110 00 Praha 1, Phone +420 221 502 111,reception@hotel-pav.cz;www.hotel-pav.cz/en/. The hotel is about a fifteen minute walk from the old city center. All

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