Public Church, Public Youth
April 1, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
LSTC, Room 350
A light lunch will be provided
Dr. Jeremy Myers, associate professor of religion at Augsburg University and director of the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute, will offer a vocational understanding of young people that frees them from the limitations of developmental and economic frameworks. A vocational understanding of young people necessitates a public church which is a faith community seeking to proclaim good news in the public square for the common good. This presentation will be interactive and will include the communal work of imaging what ministry might look like if shaped by the ideas.
The Lutheran Heritage Lecture series is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the Lutheran tradition.
About the presenter
Jeremy Myers has been teaching at Augsburg University since 2006. His research includes youths’ experiences of God’s presence and activity, how young people construct theology, contemplative youth ministry practices, interfaith youth work, a vocational understanding of young people, and a public understanding of church.
Myers’ first book, Liberating Youth from Adolescence, was released on October 1, 2018 by Fortress Press.
For more information about the lecture contact:
Dr. Marvin E. Wickware Jr.
Assistant Professor of Church and Society and Ethics