*Due to Covid-19 the 2020 Fall Leadership Gathering has been postponed to 2021*
Keynote Speaker: Karoline M. Lewis
Biography (from Luther Seminary website)
The Rev. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and she previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.
Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles for The Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, Currents in Theology and Mission, Lutheran Forum, Word & World, Abingdon Preaching Annual, and Odyssey Network’s ON Scripture. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (valuesandvoices.com).
Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as Treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and Regional Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Lewis is a regular preacher/presenter at the Festival of Homiletics and leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, author of the site’s Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Visit karolinelewis.com for resources on preaching and being a woman in ministry.
2019: “Yet Will I Sing: The Psalms as Guide to Spiritual Life”
September 24 to 26, 2019
Temple Gardens, Moose Jaw, SK
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto, Associate Professor of Old Testament, LTS, Saskatoon
2018: Re-visioning Evangelism
September 25 to 27, 2018
Temple Gardens, Moose Jaw, SK
Keynote Speaker: Rev Dr William Harrison, President LTS, Saskatoon, SK
“As a scholar, my current focus is on understanding and helping people to communicate the good news of Christ Jesus in today’s context. This includes work on everything from the World Religions conversation to spending time with people in challenged rural and urban churches. For me, this task is rooted in the Christian tradition, so that it connects directly to my other interests in the Reformation (with a focus on the English Reformation) and on Trinitarian and Christological theology.”
For more information about Dr Harrison see Lutheran Theological Seminary
2017: Enriching our Worship Life
September 26 to 28, 2017
Bella Vista Inn, Humboldt, SK
Keynote Speaker: Dirk Lange, Associate Professor of Worship, Luther Seminary.
Dirk’s ministerial experience has covered a wide spectrum of activities, but all under one umbrella: liturgy in the lives of people. During the 1980s, as a brother of Taizé, he worked with church leaders and many lay people involved with the prayer groups in the Eastern European underground. During the early 1990s, he was engaged with the prayer and songs of Taizé. After leaving Taizé, he came to LTSP to study under Gordon Lathrop and then went on to do doctoral work under Don Saliers and Mark Jordan at Emory. He is editor and contributor of “Ordo: Bath, Word, Prayer, Table” (OSL, 2006), an introduction to liturgical theology and festschrift in honor of Dr. Lathrop. With Luther and Derrida as dialogue partners, Dr. Lange queries theology, its disruption and its rewriting, through the lens of the liturgy. He has been involved with the Renewing Worship project of the ELCA, serving on the editorial board for Daily Prayer as well as participating on the development panels for Holy Communion. He has published several articles in the liturgical journal Worship as well as in several other scholarly journals. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) and founder and convener of the seminar group on Liturgy and Postmodern Questions. He is also a member of American Academy of Religion (AAR), Societas Liturgica and the Academy of Homiletics. He has also served parishes in Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Additional Event Highlights
- Tuesday evening Communion Service at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
- Wednesday supper and worship at St. Peter’s Abbey in Munster, SK. Worship will be led by Rev. Dr. Dirk Lange
- Oasis on site at Bella Vista Inn at BV Bar
- Peer Presentations
- Tour of St. Peter’s Cathedral and Abbey – Muenster (Optional during Wednesday free time)
2016: A Conversation on The Art of Engaging Difference: Discerning Gifts and Needs Leadership On and Across Boundaries
September 20 – 22, 2016
Manitou Springs Hotel, Manitou, SK
David was born in Camrose, Alberta, to Solveig and Finn Goa who had immigrated from Norway to Canada. He studied history, philosophy and the history of religions in Chicago. He counts the eminent philosophical theologian Paul Tillich, the scholar of religion Mircea Eliade, the historian Zenos Hawkinson, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt, and Jaroslav Pelikan, Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, among the scholars who have most influenced his work.
David has been involved in various research and documentation and communications projects both in Canada and abroad. He built the program for the study of culture through his field research work over thirty years at the Royal Alberta Museum. He lectures widely and is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles and is a regular contributor to the media. His work focuses on religious tradition and modern culture, culture and the civil life, and on public institutions in service to cultural communities and modern civil society.
Our Responsibility to Muslims in a Time Shaped by Terror: Why and How
Biblical Reading: How about a section from the Apostle Paul’s time in Athens, including his standing on the soap box on Mars Hill, Acts 17:19-28
The Co-Dependent Twins: A “Christian” Response to the Conservative – Liberal Divide
Biblical Reading: The Jacob and Esau story strikes me as useful including Genesis 28:16: “Surely God was in this place and I, I did not know”
Spiritual Friendship: Our Capacity to Engage Difference
Biblical Reading: Genesis 18:1-14, Abraham and Sarah by the oaks; and/or Luke 10:25-37, who is my neighbour
Schedule of Events:Final Schedule