In June Rev. Dr. Gerhard Bode will be speaking on the topic Martin Luther’s Reformation: Bringing God’s Word to God’s People.
Martin Luther considered the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be the true treasure of the church. As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, we recall Luther’s own goal as a reformer: to bring this treasure—God’s Word—to the people of his day. This presentation explores Luther’s own experience of reading of Scriptures and his determination to preach and teach what he found. The presentation will include discussion of Luther’s understanding of the Reformation, his translation of the Bible, his preaching, catechisms, and his goals for training up people of all ages in God’s Word and for faith and life in Him.
June 10 | 9:00 am
SPEAKER: Rev. Dr. Gerhard Bode
TOPIC: Martin Luther’s Reformation: Bringing God’s Word to God’s People
COST: $10 per person- Lunch included (Pay at door)
9:00 — 9:30 A.M. Registration
9:30 –10:15 A.M. Session 1 Presentation
10:15 –10:30 A.M. Coffee break
10:30–11:15 A.M.: Session 2 Presentation
11:15 — 12:15 P.M. Lunch
12:15 — 1:00 P.M.Session 3 Presentation
1:00 — 1:15 P.M. Coffee/pop break
1:15 — 2:15 P.M. Session 4 Presentation
*Childcare available upon request.
Rev. Dr. Gerhard Bode is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Dean of Advanced Studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He is also the Seminary archivist.
Prior to coming to the Seminary, Bode was assistant pastor, 2004–05, and later assistant to the pastor, 2005–08, at Salem Lutheran Church in Affton, Mo.
He attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He then began studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis where he earned his Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Systematic Theology degrees. He also holds a master’s degree in classics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Bode and his wife, Rachel, have three children: Nicholas, Jacob and Katharina. They live in Glencoe, Mo.