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[MARCH 6, 2004] St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln is sponsoring an "I Remember When…" on Sunday (March 7) following the worship service. Meat will be furnished for the potluck dinner in the fellowship hall. Following the meal, everyone will be encouraged to reflect on those of their own ancestry who were a part of the charter of St. John's Evangelical Church or those who have since had a part in the history of St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church, which is now St. John United Church of Christ.
The afternoon will reveal stories concerning who from the congregation became a missionary and where she or he served, stories of sons and daughters of the congregation who have gone into the ministry, and whatever other memories surface. Also, an area of memorabilia and artifacts will be on display.
St. John United Church of Christ, chartered in 1860, has been a community of faith, a place for learning and a source of health care, as the congregation built the Deaconess Hospital, now Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, in Lincoln.
Professor, author Dr. Paul Maier is featured speaker
[FEB. 28, 2004] Lincoln Christian College and Seminary will host the annual seminary lectureship on its campus March 16 and 17. The lectureship will feature Dr. Paul Maier, professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University.
Maier is the author of two historical documentaries, "Pontius Pilate" and "The Flames of Rome," as well as a theological thriller that became a No. 1 national best seller in religious fiction, "A Skeleton in God's Closet." The sequel, "More Than a Skeleton," was released in the fall of 2003. Maier is also author of the nonfiction works "In the Fullness of Time," "Josephus: The Essential Works" and "Eusebius: The Church History."
Maier will lecture at 9:30 a.m. on March 16 in the Earl C Hargrove Auditorium on "Comparing Evidence: Sacred and Secular." All subsequent sessions will be in Restoration Hall. At noon there will be a question-and-answer session, and on March 17 he will speak at 9:30 a.m. on "Fresh Perspectives on the Life of Jesus."
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary offers many lectureships to its students to promote their academic and spiritual lives. The seminary welcomes the community to participate in the lectureships. The lectures are at no cost and open to the public. Please call the seminary office at (217) 732-3168, ext. 2354, for further details.
[LCCS news release]
College hosts Midwest Evangelical Conference
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[FEB. 27, 2004] Some of the most noteworthy scholars in the world of evangelical theology will be gathering on the campus of Lincoln Christian College and Seminary March 19-20. For two days, the Lincoln Christian College and Seminary will host the 49th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society -- Midwest Region, a conference that features scholarly paper presentations, displays by leading book publishers and a unique opportunity for student, faculty, pastors and church leaders to interact with many of Christianity's finest minds.
This meeting is a "first" for the Lincoln campus, and according to LCCS professor Dr. Robert Kurka, "a major step in our school's commitment to be a ‘significant player' in the circles of evangelical theology." Kurka is the chair for this year's conference.
The theme for the conference is "Taking Every Thought Captive to Christ: Theology and the Formation of a Christian World," emphasizing the necessity of bringing every academic discipline -- and indeed, all of life -- under intentional biblical and theological reflection.
Headlining the LCCS venue will be evangelicalism's most recognized theologian, Dr. Millard J. Erickson of Baylor University, who will present two plenary addresses as well as participate in a panel discussion. Other plenary speakers include renowned missiologist Dr. Harold Netland of Trinity International University, Deerfield, and Dr. David Naugle of Dallas Baptist University, whose recent book, "Worldview: The History of the Concept," has been acclaimed as one of the finest works ever on the topic. Lincoln professors Brian Johnson, James Sennett, James Estep and Robert Kurka will be represented among the more than 35 papers presented, and LCCS professor Rich Knopp will treat conference attendees to a 40-minute multimedia presentation of his Lilly Grant-funded program, "Worldview Eyes."
The meeting is open to all interested people at no charge; however, there is a $25 registration fee for those who want to purchase books at discounted prices or attend the Friday evening banquet.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kurka at (217) 732-3168, ext. 2293, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. A conference poster and program may be downloaded from the LCCS website at this link: "Upcoming Events -- The 49th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Regional Evangelical Theological Society."
[LCCS news release]
March calendar of events for Immanuel Lutheran Church
[FEB. 14, 2004] March events at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1409 Pulaski St. in Lincoln:
"Walking Wet" Lent schedule
In a combined effort, Pastor Russell, Pastor Hofer and Pastor Wissmann are exchanging pulpits during the 2004 Lenten season. The theme of the Lenten services is "Walking Wet." The March schedule for Immanuel is as follows:
Wednesday, March 3 -- Pastor Hofer
Wednesday, March 10 -- Pastor Russell
Wednesday, March 17 -- Pastor Wissmann
Wednesday, March 24 -- Pastor Hofer
Wednesday, March 31 -- Pastor Russell
All services will be at 7 p.m.