The annual Scherer Lecture is Oct. 4, 4-5:30 p.m., in person in the Augustana Chapel and livestreamed. Michael J. Gorman who holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., is speaker.
This free lecture will explore the concept of “resurrectional cruciformity” — cross-shaped ministry infused with the power and presence of the risen Lord—as the shape of Paul’s own sense of mission.
In addition to examining Pauline texts in which Paul narrates how he seeks both to embody this spirituality and to see it embodied in the communities to which he writes, the lecture will address how that same spirituality is relevant for the contemporary mission of the church locally and globally.
Gorman, who has taught at St. Mary’s since 1991, also taught or lectured throughout the U.S. and in Canada, New Zealand and Africa. The author or editor of nearly 20 books and countless articles, Gorman has devoted special attention to theological and missional readings of the New Testament, especially the letters of Paul.
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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.