An Augustana Chapel Sermon
by Michael Shelley
May 2, 2012
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Message, preached Michael Shelley, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Director of A Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, in the Augustana Chapel. [Download and listen to MP3 file] Or press the arrow below to begin streaming audio.
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About the speaker
Michael Shelley is Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies; Director of A Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice. Ordained in 1979, he is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
From 1979-2003, he and his wife, Joanne, served as ELCA missionaries in Cairo, Egypt. There Shelley's principal work was in congregational ministry and theological education. He served as the pastor of the Heliopolis Community Church (1979-1982) and St. Andrew's United Church of Cairo (1988-1998), and as director of graduate studies and professor of church history at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (1998-2003), which is the official seminary of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, the Presbyterian Church of Egypt. Shelley taught courses in the fields of Christian-Muslim relations and the history of Middle Eastern Christianity. For twelve years (1991-2003), he was also on the teaching staff of the Dar Comboni Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies, an institute established by the Comboni Order to train Catholic religious for work in the Muslim world. Shelley has also taught at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, England, and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.