You are invited to come and experience a week of restoration, fun, and learning as we gather together for worship, classes, conversation, and Bay Area sight-seeing! A Week of Renewal at PLTS promises to offer five days of exciting time with new and old friends, knowledgeable faculty, and exploring Berkeley and San Francisco. Participate in classes during the day and explore Tilden Park, see the Golden Gate Bridge, attend a Giants game, or see a show in the evening!
A full schedule and more information are available below, or online here. Don't miss out; register online today!
Mornings 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Reclaiming the "E" Word
Tom Rogers, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
How might our witness in the world to the Good News be enhanced as Lutherans if we reclaimed 'evangelical' as central to our identity? What would culturally sensitive evangelism look like? In addition, this class will explore the connection between evangelism and justice as a full expression of an 'evangelical' faith.
Prophets Then and Now
Steed Davidson, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
This course explores the social location, function and office of the prophet in the ancient world as the basis for understanding a modern conception of prophetic preaching. The aim of the class is to integrate the preaching tradition of the prophet in its broadest sense into the routine of pastoral work.
Justice for a New Day: Anarchism and Christianity
Victor Thasiah, California Lutheran University
As the church continues to do justice, what can it learn from social movements like Occupy Wall Street? What is the connection between recent anarchist interventions and the church's work for justice? Are there new ways for the church to show up in public space?
Afternoons 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Global Luther
Jane Strohl, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
An African Lutheran Bishop once observed that "for us the date the first white missionary landed in Africa is more important than 1517." The Lutheran faith has not just been carried to other lands; it has taken root there and borne new evangelical fruit. We will explore the story and witness of some of these churches in Asia and Africa.
The Economy: Jesus,Luke/James/USA/El Salvador
David Balch, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
These discussions will be informed by Biblical material, the perspectives Dr. Balch gained on sabbatical last spring in Argentina, Puerto Rico, and El Salvador, and a book by Hacker and Pierson entitled Winner-Take-all Politics. This is a critical time to reconsider the church and theology in fashioning a just economy.
- Monday, 12:30 p.m. - Lunch in Sawyer Dining Room
- Tuesday, 7 p.m. - Informal wine and cheese with President Anderson in Sawyer 7
- Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Dessert and conversation with Faculty
- Thursday, 4:45 p.m. - Eucharist in the Chapel, followed by dinner with President Anderson at 5:45
- Case conference for those interested. TBD
- 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast outside the chapel
- 8:30-9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
- 9:15-12:15 p.m. - Morning Classes
- 1:30-4:30 p.m. - Afternoon Classes
Tuition for One Class: $275
Tuition for Two Classes: $400
Hospitality: $75 (includes 5 breakfasts, Monday buffet lunch, and regular morning coffee or tea)
Monday buffet lunch only: $15
Box Lunches: $11 each
Housing: Costs range from $20/night to $70/night. See below
PLTS Dorm - single: $40 per night
PLTS Dorm - double: $20 per person, per night
PLTS Canyon Room w/ private bath: $70 per night
CDSP Dorm w/ shared bath: $45 per night (1 twin, 1 double, or 2 double)
Deadline to register is May 31, 2013.
Contact Gretchen McDonald with any questions.
This promises to be a rich week for learning, prayer, conversation, and rest. We hope you will join us!