Heritage Day

About our Annual Heritage Day

Augsburg was founded in 1869 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants seeking to educate leaders for church and society.  Augsburg’s Lutheran heritage — its “faith and values” — continues to shape its mission in the midst of a religiously diverse campus and neighborhood.

Since 2005, Augsburg College has celebrated its founding by inviting notable guests to speak on subjects related to Augsburg’s roots in the 16th Century Reformation of the Christian Church.

The Augsburg College Heritage Day is a joint venture of the Augsburg College Christensen Center for Vocation, the Augsburg College Religion Department, and the Augsburg College Office of the President.

Previously for Heritage Day:

2014: “Missional Church…So What? Now What?” with Darrell Guder, Princeton Theological Seminary

2013: “What is the Church Called to Say about Monday, Jobs, and Politics?” with Dr. Vitor Westhelle, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

2012: “J. S. Bach and Augsburg College” with Paul Westermeyer, Luther Seminary (video)

2011: “Martin Luther Goes to School” with Darrell Jodock, Gustavus Adolphus College

2010: “Here I Walk: with Luther from Erfurt to Rome” with Andrew and Sarah Wilson, Institute for Ecumenical Research

2008: “New Perspectives on Luther’s Theology of the Cross” with Deanna Thompson, Hamline University

2007: “Luther the Revolutionary” with Carter Lindberg, Boston College

2006: “Philip Melanchthon and the Bible” with Tim Wengert, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

2005: “The Original ‘Dr.’ Phil?” a symposium featuring Markus Wriedt (Marquette University), with James Nestingen (Luther Seminary) and William Frame (Augsburg College)