2019 Congress on the Lutheran Confessions

From our friends at the Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (theclef.org):

A Congress on

the Lutheran Confessions

Presented by the Association of Confessional Lutherans National Free Conference No. 30 and the Luther Academy Lecture Series No. 26

May 8-10, 2019

LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Aire



About the Congress

“A Congress on the Lutheran Confessions” is presented by The Association of Confessional Lutherans – National Free Conference No. 30 and The Luther Academy – Lecture Series No. 26.

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: May 8-10, 2019.

Discount for early registration! Send in your registration by or on April 16th, 2019 (postmarked no later than the 16th) 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:


The Return of Seminex Theology in

Light of the Lutheran Confessions

The speakers and topics this year are:

* Drums, Saxophones, and Bouncing Balls – Rev. Dr. Karl Fabrizius

* The Third Use of the Law: Seminex and Today – Mr. Nathan Rinne

* The Death of the Word of God – Rev. Paul Strawn

* Gender Theology and the Splintering of the ELCA – Rev. Dr. Martin Noland

* Trinity and the Amoral God – Rev. Dr. David Scaer

* Gerhard Forde and the Theology of Radical Lutheranism – Dr. Jack Kilcrease

* Surviving the Storms – Rev. Dr. David Scaer

* Preaching Antinomianism (banquet) – Rev. Rolf Preus

* Lutheran Pastoral Practice: Avoiding Law-Gospel Reductionism – Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders

* The Atonement: When did Lutherans Start Denying It? – Rev. Andrew Preus

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 $125 (plus tax). Don’t delay – to get the special group rate, reserve before April 16th. 

(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]

For more information visit:   theclef.org


About Pastor John Frahm III

Rev. John A. Frahm is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder Junction, WI. He has previously served parishes in Colorado and the Midwest. He is a 1998 graduate of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and was ordained by Dr. Ray Hartwig in 1998. He was editor of the former website Reformation Today, and has published articles in The Bride of Christ, Logia, and The Lutheran Witness magazines and was a charter member of The Augustana Ministerium and helped write study materials for the ACELC. He has also served as a circuit visitor in the LCMS and has taken an interest in civil liberties He has also been a guest on Issues Etc. In college years, he was active in Lutheran campus ministry activities and was the first president of Region 4 of Lutheran Student Fellowship, helping to organize the first LSF national gathering for college students. Pastor Frahm was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois and was raised in southern Minnesota. He is married to Jennifer, a Michigan native. Jennifer currently works as an instructional designer. Pastor Frahm believes our biblical, confessional, and liturgical heritage is an asset to be boldly and forthrightly applied and used for the mission of the church.

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