We welcomed back Dr. Martin Lohrmann. He is the Associate Professor of Lutheran Confessions and Heritage at Wartburg Theological Seminary. Among other works, he is the author of Book of Harmony: Spirit and Service in the Lutheran Confessions (Fortress, 2016) and the forthcoming Stories from Global Lutheranism: A Historical Introduction (Fortress, expected summer 2020).
Using the 1966 documentary "A Time for Burning" as a starting point, participants learned about and discussed the ways that racism has impacted the witness and ministry of white Lutheran congregations in the United States. The session also discussed antiracist values and strategies that people can use in daily life.
If you missed Dr. Lohrmann's April 15 presentation, you can watch the recording of, and find supporting documents for, "Hope and Lutheran History" here.