2013 Reformation Conference

The first annual Reformation Conference of the Department of Lutheran Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) in Charlotte, NC, was held October 31, 2013.

Seminarian Tonya Kesler Brittain accompanied our hymns during the conference.

Seminarian Tonya Kesler Brittain accompanied our hymns during the conference.

The fresco of the Sower in the chapel.

The fresco of the Sower in the chapel.

Dr. Havens opens the conference.

Dr. Mary Havens opens the conference.

Dr. Laniak, Dean of GCTS, welcomes the attendees.

Dr. Tim Laniak, Dean of GCTS, welcomes the attendees.

Bishop Bradosky brings a welcome from the NALC.

Bishop Bradosky brings greetings from the North American Lutheran Church.

Dr. Nathan Yoder delivered the lecture ("A 'Garden' of Weeds: Contemporary Challenges to Faithful Proclamation") that his father (Dr. Larry Yoder) wrote and was meant to give. Larry may have suffered from a light stroke the previous day. At the conclusion of the lecture, Dr. Havens remarked, "It is true that when one has heard the son, he has heard the father."

Dr. Nathan Yoder delivered the lecture (“A ‘Garden’ of Weeds: Contemporary Challenges to Faithful Proclamation”) that his father (Dr. Larry Yoder) wrote and was meant to give. Larry may have suffered from a light stroke the previous day. At the conclusion of the lecture, Dr. Havens remarked, “It is true that when one has heard the son, he has heard the father.”

Dr. David S. Yeago lectured on “Planting a Holy People: Mission and the Nature of the Church."

Dr. David S. Yeago lectured on “Planting a Holy People: Mission and the Nature of the Church.”

Bishop Bradosky brought the sermon at Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, at the Reformation Worship and Inaugural Service for the Department of Lutheran Studies.

Bishop Bradosky brought the sermon at Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, during the Reformation Worship and Inaugural Service for the Department of Lutheran Studies.

Seminarians (L) are blessed in their studies and professors (R) are affirmed in their callings and formally installed.

Seminarians (L) are blessed in their studies and professors (R) are affirmed in their callings and formally installed.

Bishop and Dean working together to formally inaugurate the new Department of Lutheran Studies at GCTS in Charlotte.

Bishop and Dean working together to formally inaugurate the new Department of Lutheran Studies at GCTS in Charlotte.

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