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Spending the Summer with Luke’s Gospel – EMMAUS, Summer 2022

Program Description

From Father’s Day to Labor Day, the gospel lesson for every Sunday comes for Luke.  Some of these lessons are seemingly very familiar and straightforward (e.g., the parable of the Good Samaritan, Mary and Martha, the teaching of the Lord’s Prayer) whereas others appear to be a bit more foreign to us (Jesus telling the dead to bury the dead or Jesus comes to bring division not peace).  In almost all of these Lukan gospel stories, however, Jesus is subverting and overturning the standard operating procedures of the world and is establishing the radical, counter-cultural ways and means of God’s reign.  Through this Emmaus offering, each of these Lukan periscopes will be examined to help better equip people who will be preaching on Luke throughout the summer of 2022.

Bio of Presenter

The Reverend Dr. Rick Carlson serves as co-lead pastor of First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska in partnership with his wife, the Reverend Dr. Michelle Carlson.  Prior to being called to Kearney, Pastor Carlson served parishes in northern Minnesota and was a professor of the New Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg for twenty-seven years.  He is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond Virginia.

Class Details

The class will be held at First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska.  The morning session will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The afternoon session will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Lunch will be available for those attending the class in person (additional $15 cost).

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 19, 2022. The online link will be e-mailed the week of the event.

Cost: $50 (No refunds after May 19)

Target Audience: This class is open to all but is particularly geared for pastors, deacons, PMAs and others who will be preaching during the summer of 2022

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