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LSM Retreats

When presenters can't fit our usual weekends, we have occasionally done retreats for all Lay School Members, below you will find some highlights of past retreats.

"Other Voices of the Reformation Era"

Our April 7-8, 2006 session of "Luther and the Reformation Era" was with Dr. Jane Strohl, Professor of Reformation History and Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (www.plts.edu) in Berkeley, CA. Her earlier scheduled weekend class was postponed due to illness.

Her topic was "Other Voices of the Reformation." Who were the people that the Lutheran Confessions label as "our opponents" and what were their positions? Included were: The Catholic Reformation and the Council of Trent, the Reform tradition, both the Zwinglian and Calvinist movements, the Anabaptists, and the radicals.

2004 Fall Retreat - October 29-30, 2004

"What's It Like to Be a Lutheran in Malawi?"
Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi took us on a journey through the birth, growth, and ongoing development of the ELCM. Emphasis was on how the church is trying to impact the many social issues facing the people of Malawi. This retreat was open to all congregations of the Synod. This was the only opportunity to meet with Bishop Bvumbwe while he was here completing his doctoral thesis.

Where: Chetek Lutheran Church was the host site, with overnite facilities provided at Luther Park Bible Camp, Chetek, WI.

"Equipping Congregations to Hand on the Faith" - Fall, 2003

The retreat was led by Paul Hill and David Anderson, and based on their new book "Frogs Without Legs Can't Hear."

The retreat was held at Luther Park Bible Camp.

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