Palestine and Israel today
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[MARCH 18, 2004] The public is invited to hear the Rev. Ann Leesman-Helmke and Mohammed Al-Atar share their experiences of a recent peace trip to the Holy Land. The ministers will deliver their synopsis of the current geopolitical religious situation.
The Rev. Leesman-Helmke is a Hartsburg native, an ELCA minister and director of the San Antonio Peace Center. Her parents are Virgil and Irma Leesman of Hartsburg. Al-Atar is a Palestinian refugee and director for Palestinians for Peace and Democracy.
Their presentation will be Sunday (March 21) at 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg. The program is open to anyone and is free of charge.
March 20 supper at Good Shepherd
[MARCH 12, 2004] Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host a chicken and noodle supper on March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Vegetable soup will also be offered.
Tickets are $5. Desserts and drinks are provided, and carryout will be available.
The church is at 1140 N. State St. in Lincoln.
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.