On September 29, Dr. Al Tizon will present at the 2020 Scherer Lecture via Zoom. This free lecture is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom details and link.
Dr. Tizon's lecture, "Peacemaking as Mission: Challenging Racism Near and Far," will address the following questions:
- What does peacemaking look like in a world that, humanly speaking, is hopelessly divided along racial lines?
- What principles must be operative for genuine peace to have a chance?
Tizon will showcase why peacemaking is central to the church's mission, especially today as the world experiences an intensification of racial tensions near and far.
About Dr. Al Tizon
Al Tizon is executive minister of Serve Globally, overseeing 125 missionaries and six ministries in over 50 countries. He also serves as an affiliate professor of missional and global leadership at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. Tizon has engaged in community development, church leadership, advocacy, and urban ministry in the United States and in the Philippines. He earned a BA in religious studies, MA in church leadership studies, and a PhD in missiology. Al has been ordained since 1989 and with the Evangelical Covenant Church since 2008.
The Scherer Lecture
The annual Scherer Lecture addresses aspects of the church’s worldwide mission, missiology, or the life of the world Christian community. It is made possible through the Eleanor and Arnold Scherer Endowment Fund.
Rev. Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony
Professor of Modern Church History
The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.