Forgotten Luther II

From “Luther and the Diet of Worms” (1877) by Anton von Werner

THE FORGOTTEN LUTHER II: Reclaiming the Church’s Public Witness
Fri. Jan. 19 (5 p.m.-evening) & Sat. Jan. 20 (8 a.m.-2 p.m.), 2018
at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill in D.C.

  • $20 – Students
  • $60 – General registration
  • $50 – Early bird special (through Dec. 31)
  • Register online (includes dinner)

At a critical time in history, this symposium seeks to provide lay leaders and pastors with resources for preaching, teaching, and advocating for constructive change.

When should the church support the state’s agenda?
When should the church resist?
What are the options for critical but constructive cooperation?

This project is built on the foundation of the theological heritage of Martin Luther and his conviction that government is responsible for maintaining peace and good order – and for ensuring that no person is hungry or in want.


  • Dr. Anthony Bateza, Assistant Professor of Church History, St. Olaf College
  • Dr. Wanda Deifelt, Professor of Religion, Luther College
  • Dr. Mary Jane Haemig, Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary
  • Dr. Carter Lindberg, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Boston University School of Theology
  • Dr. Kirsi Stjerna, Professor of Lutheran History and Theology, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; Theological Faculty, University of Helsinki

With financial support from:

  • Church of the Reformation, NW D.C.
  • ELCA World Hunger Education
  • St. Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, Md.
  • Individual donors
  • and the Metro D.C. Synod and synod Global Missions Team.

Please come & invite others: