MARTIN LUTHER AND MARTIN LUTHER KING:
HOW THEIR AGREEMENTS CAN IMPACT
THE CHURCH TODAY
Have you ever been struck by the fact that the leader of the Civil Rights Movement was named after Martin Luther? It’s more than a coincidence! The Interdenominational Theological Center, where Dr. Mark Ellingsen teaches, offers a course this Spring on Zoom on Monday nights (starting January 11) which will help you appreciate not just the deep admiration King’s father had of the first Protestant Reformer, but also how much Dr. King and Luther agree on theology. Think of it: Lutheran theology has affinities with the Civil Rights Movement! Think of what that can mean for congregations committed to making a deeper impact on the living conditions in America in general, in your neighborhood, and how Lutheranism might be well positioned to make a greater impact on the African-American community. Want to start making a difference in these projects. Sitting in on this seminary course can give you the tools!
Along with retired Synod staffer and leader of the Lutheran Theological Center Rev. Dr. Everett Flanigan, Ellingsen and he will expose you to the writings of these great figures, help you identify what they had in common theologically, and how these common faith commitments enhanced their activism. (You’ll also learn of Luther’s activism too, a well-kept secret in Lutheranism.) The Seminary is charging just $200 for the 14-week session (come when you want or every week [it’s all recorded]). Interested, contact Dr. Ellingsen at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN A HYBRID FORMAT!!!
MORNING SESSION: on your own, in your household, or with your youth group (if you are gathering in-person, physically distanced, of course). Suggested start time is 10:00am EST / 9:00am CST.
AFTERNOON SESSION: we gather via ZOOM at 3:00-4:30pm EST / 2:00-3:30pm CST
CONCERT WITH RACHEL KURTZ: after our afternoon session, Rachel Kurtz will join in our ZOOM call to lead a concert!!!
So cool! So excited!
PLUS, we get to reveal the theme that SESLYO developed for our 2020-2021 youth events for the synod...Accept. Embrace. Spread Grace.
Cost? FREE, since this event is a hybrid event, with part in-person / part-online
Who Can Come? This gathering is for 6th-12th graders from congregations in the WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD,
but especially for the Lutherans and friends of TENNESSEE. ALL are welcome.
This year, we are taking registrations on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT through a congregational registration.
To see information from prior years, scroll down...
All TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN
122 youth and adults met November 10 & 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee for All Tennessee. During the event youth from across Tennessee gathered to learn more about the "GODISNOWHERE" theme by participating in different activities throughout Saturday afternoon. Youth looked at where God was through an interactive Stations of the Cross activity, they also got to ask Pastor Ed Myers and Pastor Katherine Museus any question they wanted to ask, they learned about how we can be God's hands in the midst of disasters through the work of Lutheran Disaster Relief and put together hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief. To finish out their service that day they moved mulch on to the church's playground. Worship started with a group of youth from Christ Kiswahili Lutheran Mission leading in song and during the confession participants were invited to take a piece of string to represent their confession and tie it on nails that formed "GODISNOWHERE" - a powerful way to see that God comes to us in the midst of our brokenness and as we communed together we saw God come once again in the body and blood of Christ. Special thanks to the volunteers of Trinity Lutheran Church for their hospitality and meals, as well as the ALL Tennessee planning team for their hard work putting it all together.