A Congress on the Lutheran Confessions
Presented by the
Association of Confessional Lutherans
National Free Conference No. 29
Luther Academy Lecture Series No. 25
April 18 – 20, 2018
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Aire
BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA; NEAR THE MALL OF AMERICA
About the Congress
“A Congress on the Lutheran Confessions” is presented by The Association of Confessional Lutherans – National Free Conference No. 29 and The Luther Academy – Lecture Series No. 25.
The Association and The Academy are organizations made up of Confessional Lutherans seeking to have a positive theological effect upon Lutheranism.
The Chairman of The Association of Confessional Lutherans is Rev. James Anthony. The Congress Program Director is Rev. John Fehrmann. The Executive Director of The Luther Academy is Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett; and the Luther Academy North America Fellow is Rev. Mark Preus.
Location: The Congress will be held at the Crowne Plaza Aire in Bloomington, Minnesota: April 18 – 20, 2018.
*Discount for early registration! Send in your registration by or on March 27, 2018 (postmarked no later than the 27th) and you may deduct $5.00 per person from the posted conference registration fee.
Thursday Evening Banquet: $30.00 / person.
The overall theme for this Congress is:
WHAT the WORLD NEEDS NOW—
Do the Lutheran Confessions
Speak to the World Today?
-What the World Needs Now: Do the Lutheran Confessions Speak to
the World Today? – Rev. Rolf Preus
-The Lutheran Confessions and American Culture: Can They Be Harmonized? –
Rev. Shawn Linnell
-Are Confessional Lutherans Pessimistic? Or Optimistic? –
Rev. Joshua Scheer and Rev. Andrew Preus
-A Distinctively Lutheran Evangelism: Do Luther and the Lutheran Confessions
Provide a Theology of Evangelism? – Rev. Travis Loeslie
-Can Confessional Lutheranism Survive in America? How? – Rev. Peter Brock
-Is There Such a Thing as Lutheran Worship? What Does it Look Like? – Rev. Dennis
-Can Mission Strategies Differ? Is There a Distinctively Lutheran Approach to
Mission? – Dr. K. Detlev Schulz
-The Rise of Lutheranism in the Third World – Rev. Paul Strawn
-Law and Gospel – Lutherans’ Achilles Heel – Dr. David Scaer
-Banquet: How to Destroy Lutheranism – Rev. Dean Bell
About the Location and Lodging
The “Crowne Plaza Aire MSP Airport Mall of America” (3 Appletree Square, Bloomington; www.crowneplazaaire.com/location.php) is located just to the East of the Mall of America (MOA) in Bloomington, Minnesota, a southern suburb of Minneapolis, and is mere minutes South of the Mpls./St. Paul International Airport. The facility offers numerous amenities, such as: complimentary airport shuttle service, Junior Olympic sized swimming pool, 37” LCD HD flat screen televisions, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, complimentary shuttle to Mall of America.
LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS must be made separately from conference registration.
To make reservations at the CROWNE PLAZA AIRE, call 1-800-227-6963 or 952-854-9000, and be sure to mention the “Congress on the Lutheran Confessions” to get the special single and double room rate of $115.00 (plus tax). Don’t delay – to get the special group rate, reserve before March 27th.
(Please remember that your staying at the Crowne Plaza Aire makes the lower room rate possible. Staying at competing hotels/motels will drive up the conference costs as our rates are based on contractual minimums.)
How to get to the Crowne Plaza Aire – Bloomington
From the North: I-35W South to I-494 East; to 34th Ave. Exit 1b. Turn right on 34th Ave., one block to American Blvd., turn left. Hotel entrance on right.
From the South: I-35W North to I-494 East; to 34th Ave. Exit 1b. Turn right on 34th Ave., one block to American Blvd. and turn left. Hotel entrance on right.
From the East: I-494 West to 34th Ave. Exit 1b. Turn left on 34th Ave. Go two blocks to American Blvd. and turn left. Hotel entrance on the right.
From the West: I-494 East to 34th Ave. Exit 1b. Turn right on 34th Ave. Go one block to American Blvd. and turn left. Hotel entrance on right.
Questions – Information: send e-mail to [email protected]