December 01, 2020
MARTIN LUTHER AND MARTIN LUTHER KING:
HOW THEIR AGREEMENTS CAN IMPACT
THE CHURCH TODAY
Have you ever been struck by the fact that the leader of the Civil Rights Movement was named after Martin Luther? It’s more than a coincidence! The Interdenominational Theological Center, where Dr. Mark Ellingsen teaches, offers a course this Spring on Zoom on Monday nights (starting January 11) which will help you appreciate not just the deep admiration King’s father had of the first Protestant Reformer, but also how much Dr. King and Luther agree on theology. Think of it: Lutheran theology has affinities with the Civil Rights Movement! Think of what that can mean for congregations committed to making a deeper impact on the living conditions in America in general, in your neighborhood, and how Lutheranism might be well positioned to make a greater impact on the African-American community. Want to start making a difference in these projects. Sitting in on this seminary course can give you the tools!
Along with retired Synod staffer and leader of the Lutheran Theological Center Rev. Dr. Everett Flanigan, Ellingsen and he will expose you to the writings of these great figures, help you identify what they had in common theologically, and how these common faith commitments enhanced their activism. (You’ll also learn of Luther’s activism too, a well-kept secret in Lutheranism.) The Seminary is charging just $200 for the 14-week session (come when you want or every week [it’s all recorded]). Interested, contact Dr. Ellingsen at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.