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Summer Institute in Pastoral Theology 2016

June 6-8, 2016 at Pacific Lutheran University

Every renewal and reform of congregational life has returned to the source, the core text of Christianity: the Bible. How might this rich, diverse, and challenging narrative be opened anew among us in a region marked by biblical illiteracy and scriptural fundamentalism? How might parish leaders invite newcomers and long-timers to engage the banquet of scripture in new and imaginative ways? How might we ground our worship, learning, and social commitments in the gracious and prophetic Word that “proceeds from the mouth of the Most High”?

Join us in June amid the beauty of Pacific Lutheran University’s evergreen campus as we enter into conversation with speakers and workshop leaders.


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