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Continuing Education classes are open to all Lay School of Ministry participants who have completed their first two years of basic studies.

Each year the Lay School Board chooses a theme and invites instructors from around the country to cover our topics. We seek out instructors from our ELCA seminaries and colleges, as well as experts at public and private universities, colleges and other institutes.

2018- 2019 Wisconsin Lay School of Ministry Continuing Ed. Faculty
Biblical Lenses Matter

Faculty School Topics* Dates
Dr. Mark Allan Powell Trinity Lutheran Seminary I will introduce the basic topic of "How Social Location (and Other Factors--including, apparently, genetic ones) Determine Comprehension" -- with numerous examples, mainly from the Bible.  September 7-8
Dr. Mark Vitalis Hoffman United Lutheran Seminary Reading the New Testament through lens of OT and a geographical lens. Place matters. October 12-13
Dr. David Anderson Milestones Ministry Family and Household Eye Glasses – as compared to typical U.S. individualism. November 9-10
Dr. Corrine Carvalho University of St. Thomas “What Video Games and the Nones Have to Teach Us about the Old Testament.” December 7-8
Dr. Diane Jacobson and Anna Marsh Professor Emeritus at Luther Seminary Food and Drink in Scripture January 11-12
Rev. Lori Ruge-Jones and Dr. Phil Ruge-Jones Synod Pastors Hearing Scripture (Orality) and Reading Through our Own Biographical story February 8-9
Dr. Kristin Wendland Wartburg College Reading What is Hidden March 8-9
Dr. Charlene Cox Wartburg Seminary "Engaging the Living Word: The Text, Narrative Identity, and Spiritual Formation." April 12-13
Dr. Mercedes Garcia Bachmann Lutheran Church in
Global South lens; Latin American Liberation theology lens; sociopolitical reading of the Bible May 10-11

* Full titles for some presentations will be coming in and Pastor Greg will update these are they are sent in.