Below, you will find an announcement for….
“….the 2015 Congress on the Lutheran Confessions, to be held in Minneapolis at the Ramada Hall of America on April 15-17, 2015. The general topic is “Marriage, Sex, and Gender.” This topic could not be more timely in light of the present legal challenges to gay marriage in the USA and the recent struggles within the Vatican over the same issues to be discussed at our Congress.
The hosts for the conference are The Luther Academy and The Association of Confessional Lutherans. Both organizations were founded by, or with the assistance of, the Rev. Dr. Robert Preus. This is the twenty-sixth year for the ACL National Free Conference, and the 22nd year that the Luther Academy has been involved as a co-host and sponsor.’ — Martin Noland
Here is a link where you can download the announcement which follows as a PDF document.
The Association of Confessional Lutherans and The Luther Academy are in the process of planning the next ACL National Free Conference 26, Luther Academy Lecture Series 22.
April 15 – 17, 2015
Ramada Mall of America
Bloomington (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota
The overall theme for this congress is:
MARRIAGE, SEX, AND GENDER
IN THE LUTHERAN CHURCH TODAY
—IN LIGHT OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS—
PROPOSED TOPICS FOR THE 2015
CONGRESS ON THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS
1. Same-sex Marriage: The Challenges
of its U.S. Legalization for Pastors
2. Homosexuals in the Congregation:
Pastoral Ministry and Church
Discipline from a Confessional
3. Cohabiting Couples in the
Congregation: Pastoral Ministry and
Church Discipline from a
Confessional Lutheran Perspective
4. Women’s Ordination and
Congregational Roles Revisited:
Can the Confessional Lutheran
Synods Hold the Line?
5. Have Lutherans Had a Unique View
of Romance and/or Married Life,
when Compared to Other Christian
6. Do the “Orders of Creation” Pertain
Only to the Vocation of Marriage, or
Also to Other Vocations?
7. Canaan or Israel? The Old
Testament’s Doctrine of Marriage in
the Pentateuch and the Prophets
8. Luther: What is Marriage Really?
9. Divorce and Remarriage in the
Parish and the Parsonage
Questions, Information: TheACL@TheACL.org