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The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Thursday 10/19 Speaker & Social Hour: Dr. David Maxwell  “Did Luther Invent the Doctrine of Justification?"

Dr. David R. Maxwell is the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary.

A Concordia Seminary faculty member since 2004, he is director of the Graduate School and an associate professor of systematic theology. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame (2003); a Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1995, 1997); a Master of Arts from Washington University, St. Louis (1995); and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin (1991). He was ordained in 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Ind.

At the Seminary, he teaches courses in systematic theology, patristics, history of exegesis and Latin. His primary research interest is the early Church, particularly the Christological controversies of the fourth through sixth centuries. He also works in the field of patristic exegesis and recently produced a translation of Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John (InterVarsity Press). He is currently working on a translation of Cyril of Alexandria’s commentaries on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Hebrews.

He has delivered a number of presentations on Lutheran identity, both in the United States and in Indonesia. He plays the organ regularly in church and at the Seminary. In conjunction with playing the organ, he has written on the theological symbolism in the organ music of J.S. Bach, particularly Bach’s “Clavierübung III,” which is based largely on Luther’s Catechism hymns.

Social Hour 6:00pm Building A Welcome Center

Speaker 7pm Chapel 

909 Worship 9:09pm Chapel


Saturday 10/28 Singing Faith: 500 Years of Singing God's Word

Concert 2pm Bethany Lutheran Church


Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in worship by:

• Singing our faith through hymns

• Hearing the Gospel proclaimed

• Remembering the history (including re-enacting the posting of the 95 theses!)


Monday 10/30 10am Chapel

Reformation Festival Worship Service

Cake and Coffee to follow


Tuesday 10/31 10am Chapel

The 95 Theses:  A Re-Enactment




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