Conference at Iowa East on the Lutheran Confessions: June 1-2

Iowa District East Symposium 2017
June 1-2
“Popular Lutheran Themes”
Io-Dis-E-Ca 3271 Sandy Beach Rd NE, Solon, Iowa 52333

Do you ever hear someone use a Lutheran phrase but suspect he doesn’t know what it really means? Have you heard a Lutheran phrase which has been used in so many settings that you no longer know what it means? Worse than this, do you ever hear Lutherans using a phrase in such a way that contradicts the confessions that every LCMS pastor vows to teach?

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this year’s Symposium will be focused on these popular Lutheran phrases with the intention of clarifying their definitions in view of the Lutheran Confessions. What does it mean that the Christian is “simul justus et peccator”? What exactly is the theology of the cross? How are these concepts presented in the Confessions?

The Symposium will be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 3271 Sandy Beach Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333 on Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd. Sign-in begins at 12:00pm on Thursday with opening service at 12:30pm on Thursday and the Symposium concludes with Vespers at 4:00pm on Friday. Lunch will be provided on Friday. A free will offering will be gathered to provide a cookout/potluck on Thursday night. $8 includes lunch only and $28 includes a room at the camp. (Please make checks payable to Camp IoDisECa)

For those staying the night, we will be having gemütlichkeit (beer and snacks) and a bonfire.

Papers to be Presented:
Simul Justus et Peccator – Rev. Paul Beisel, STM
Sola Scriptura and the Lutheran Confessions – Rev. Travis Loeslie
Theology of the Cross – Rev. Andrew Preus
Is All Theology Christology? – Rev. Bert Mueller, III
Free Will and the Theology of Adolf Koeberle – Rev. Dr. Dean Rothchild
Preaching Law and Gospel – Rev. Max Mons, STM
But the Psalms Do That… Proof-texting Innovations for Worship – Rev. Matt Moss
“Gift” in Lutheran Theology – Rev. Anthony Dodgers

Please rsvp so that we can prepare enough food for the event.

Contact –
Rev. Michael Kearney [email protected] or (641) 373-3202
Rev. Andrew Preus [email protected]

About Pastor Andrew Preus

Pastor Andrew Preus is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran/St. Paul Lutheran, Guttenberg/McGregor, IA. He is the eighth of eleven sons, with one sister. He received his seminary training at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, ON (MDiv) from 2009 to 2013, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN (STM) from 2013 to 2014. His main theological interests include Justification and Church and Ministry. He is married to Leah Preus (nee Fehr), and they have four children: Jacob, Solveig, Kristiana, and Robert.


Conference at Iowa East on the Lutheran Confessions: June 1-2 — 1 Comment

  1. One of the major publishing events of this Reformation 500 year is the Zondervan release of five books by major American Protestant theologians (none Lutheran) on the Reformation solas: Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, and the Glory of God Alone. It would be a powerful witness of the Gospel if the LCMS would encourage our many talented theologians to undertake a similar evangelical project, in order to present a Lutheran confession of these biblical truths to the world.

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