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Fosdick Lecture on Preaching


On March 20, 2018, Augsburg University Office of Campus Ministry will hold the third annual Fosdick Lecture on Preaching with “Unbind Them! Let Them Go! Preaching Resurrection Hope.”  The Rev. Mark Hanson, Executive Director of the Christensen Center for Vocation will speak at 10:00 am. Rev. Hanson leads national and international initiatives to advance interfaith dialogue, inspire peacemaking, and support the University’s commitment to vocational discernment. Prior to his current positions, he served as presiding bishop of the ELCA. He was elected to this position by the Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA in August 2001 and was reelected in 2007.

The Reverend Meta Herrick Carlson, Minnetonka Campus Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, will be the speaker in chapel on March 20 at 11:30 am. Meta is a local pastor passionate about building connections the liminal spaces. After ten years in urban ministry, Meta now serves Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities as the campus pastor and redeveloper at the Minnetonka campus. She’s also a co-creator of the new podcast Alter Guild and blogs at Born between Generation X and Millennials, she considers herself an extra special snowflake. At home, her three loud and sticky kids run the show.

Morning Schedule

  9:30 am:      Coffee & Registration in the Atrium

10:00 am:      Welcome & Introductions by Revs. Justin Lind-Ayres and Greg Renstrom in Hoversten Chapel

                      Lecture by Rev. Mark Hanson, “Unbind them! Let them go! Preaching resurrection hope”

                      Followed by Q & A

11:15 am:      Break

11:30 am:      Daily Chapel in Hoversten Chapel, the Rev. Meta Herrick Carlson preaching

Register here for the Fosdick Lecture.


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