WTS Professor to Present Sabbatical Lecture

WARTBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY PROFESSOR REV. DR. NATHAN C.P. FRAMBACH TO PRESENT SABBATICAL LECTURE

DUBUQUE, IA – April 15, 2015 – Wartburg Theological Seminary professor Rev. Dr. Nathan C.P. Frambach will present a sabbatical lecture entitled “Whither Church, Now and Then: What the Church of the Future Will Look Like?” on Wednesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in Fritschel Auditorium on the Wartburg Seminary campus.

During his last sabbatical, Professor Frambach wrote a book entitled “Emerging Ministry: Being Church Today” (Augsburg Fortress, 2007). The central question of that book was, “What does it mean to be church today as we live—not as we think or remember or long for, but as we seek to live God’s mission today?” In many ways this current presentation will pick up where that book left off. It will be an imaginative, forward-looking thought experiment about what “being church” and living God’s mission might look like in the future.

Professor Frambach’s sabbatical lecture is free and open to the public.

Wartburg Theological Seminary is one of eight theological schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Wartburg is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.  Wartburg educates women and men to serve the church as ordained and lay leaders.  Wartburg Theological Seminary was established in Dubuque, Iowa in 1854.