March 8, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Sun, Mar 8 – 3pm
Fri, Mar 13 – 12pm
Mark Allan Powell Biography Mark is a Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and an internationally known biblical scholar. He is editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary and author of more than 30 books on the Bible and religion, including the widely used textbook, Introducing the New Testament (Baker Academic). He has also written in the areas of spiritual formation (Loving Jesus), stewardship (Giving To God), and homiletics (What Do They Hear?- Bridging the Gap between Pulpit and Pew). Powell’s DVD’s: How Lutherans Understand the Bible have received widespread use throughout the ELCA and were excerpted for inclusion in the Lutheran Study Bible (Augsburg Fortress). An ecumenical, global scholar, Powell has for served for many years as the only Protestant on the Executive Committee of the Catholic Biblical Association, and he has taught at seminaries in Estonia, Russia, and Tanzania.
Mark Allan Powell
Tom Witt has been a keyboardist, worship leader, songleader and worship planner for over 20 years. He is well known for his spirited and rhythmic skills at the piano. He has developed a deep interest in eclectic congregational song that builds up the body of Christ for the work of mercy, peace, justice, and inclusion in the world – from Gospel to Taizé and Iona, and from 4-part African song to traditional European hymnody. In his work with Bread for the Journey ensemble, he has spent a good amount of time helping dominant-culture worshippers learn and appreciate singing songs of faith gathered from the Body of Christ around the world, including diverse communities in North America. Along with Mary Preus, Susan Briehl, Marty Haugen and Ben Stewart, he has been part of the Living Liturgy teaching team, which from 1999-2012 provided workshops and retreats on worship renewal. He co-founded Bread for the Journey, and served as worship planner and global consultant for the ELCA’s Global Mission Unit from 1989 to 2007. In 1998-99 Tom served as musician-in-residence at the ecumenical retreat center Holden Village. Abroad, he has been musician at events in Ethiopia and Palestine, and in southern Africa. Together Mary and Tom continue to lead workshops and training sessions across the country for musicians, clergy, and other worship planners. Mary Preus is first, a song leader and second, a singer, teacher, worship leader and choir director. A colleague once said of Mary, “She could teach a stone to sing.” Mary has been working in neighborhood businesses, community arts endeavors, and progressive Christian peace and justice communities for twenty-five years. Mary can sing in several different languages and has led singing around the world. In addition to her work as artistic director of Minnesota Community SINGS, Mary has worked as the music director and song leader at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis since 1991. She is also the worship and music coordina
Tom Witt & Mary Preus
Lutherhostel Week 1
“Surprising New Insights Into the Political & Ethical Teaching of Jesus” led by Mark Allan Powell
Mark Allan Powell-leader, Tom Witt & Mary Preus-Worship & Music
WEEK 1 … ALMOST SOLD OUT! 2 rooms available (upstairs, 2nd story)
Surprising New Insights into the Political and Ethical Teaching of Jesus
In what way was Jesus a revolutionary figure? He was not a politician in the normal sense of the word,
but his spiritual vision clearly had ethical and political implications for his world—and for ours.
In four separate studies, we will consider:
Driving concerns that shaped the faith of Jesus into a powerful dynamic that would survive his horrific death and make him the most influential person who has ever lived;
The oft-neglected relationship between his famous Beatitudes and social justice;
The impact that slavery as a widespread social institution may have had on Jesus’ moral vision and priorities;
The conflict Jesus himself and the Gospel authors apparently experienced regarding the question of whether biblical commandments remain applicable in contexts for which they were not originally intended.
Together, the four talks will serve to highlight guiding principles for Christians struggling to be faithful to Jesus’ vision of justice and the reign of God in the 21st century.
Registration Deposit: $350 per person for all 1-week registration types.
Your registration online must have this required deposit. Pay your deposit here using our secure credit card feature, or call us at (480) 488-5218 if you choose to pay in full.
Early Bird full price if you register before September 15, 2014. $350 deposit required.
$ 630 for double occupancy (goes to $680 after 8/15/14)
$ 775 for single occupancy (goes to $825 after 8/15/14)
$ 350 for commuter (goes to $390 after 8/15/14)
Early Registration Fees
Good through Monday, September 15, 2014
$775.00 Private Room w/ Bath (None Available)
$630.00 Shared Room w/ Bath
Regular Registration Fees
$825.00 Private Room w/ Bath (None Available)
$680.00 Shared Room w/ Bath
Registration closes Sunday, Mar 1, at Midnight
NOTE: Your $50 Early Bird Discount will be credited upon your registration. To register by check, and/or need additional night’s lodging, call Cyndy at (480) 488-5218