2015 Congress on the Lutheran Confessions


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:00a Registration Begins
1:00p Welcome and Introductory Remarks
1:15p “Cohabiting Couples in the Congregation: Pastoral Ministry and Church Discipline from a Confessional Lutheran Perspecitve”
– Rev. Jonathan Fisk (Pastor, Naperville IL; creator of “Worldview Everlasting” video series)
2:30p “Homosexuals in the Congregation: Pastoral Ministry and Church Discipline from a Confessional Lutheran Perspective”
– Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth (Pastor, Chaska MN; Adjunct Professor, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne IN)
4:00p “Women’s Ordination and Congregational Roles Revisited: Can the Confessional Lutheran Synods Hold the Line?”
– Rev. Brent Kuhlman (Pastor, Murdock NE; Board of Directors of “Higher Things”)

Wednesday evening is open for visiting and relaxing.
Please visit the Hospitality Room, sponsored by friends of The CLEF.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
8:00a Breakfast hosted by The Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF) and the Luther Academy
9:30a “Same-Sex Marriage: The Challenges of its U.S. Legalization for Pastors and Congregations”
– Mark Stern, Esq (Attorney; member of Concordia University Chicago Board of Regents)
10:45a “Luther: What is Marriage Really?”
– Rev. Paul Strawn (Pastor, Spring Lake Park MN; President, Lutheran Press)
12:00p Lunch
1:30p “Marriage and the Family in the Lutheran Confessions”
– Mr. Tim Goeglein (Senior Advistor “Focus on the Family”)
3:00p “Women’s Ordination: More Than Bible Passages”
– Dr. David Scaer (Professor: Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN)
5:00p Social Hour
6:00p Thursday Evening Banquet –Banquet Speaker:
– Rev. Rolf Preus (Pastor: Mayville, North Dakota and Crookston, Minnesota)

Friday, April 17, 2015
9:00a “Divorce and Remarriage in the Parish and the Parsonage”
– Rev. Brian Saunders (District President, Iowa East District LCMS)
10:30a “Canaan or Israel? The Old Testament’s Doctrine of Marriage in the Pentateuch and the Prophets”
– Rev. Steven Briel (Pastor, Corcoran MN; Chair LCMS Board for National Mission)
11:45a ACL Meeting