Brenner Speaks on Reformation-Era Pastoral Training

In the second of the three lectures in MLC’s Reformation 500 Lecture Series, Dr. John Brenner (pictured) presented “Educating Pastors at the Time of the Lutheran Reformation.” His February 11 lecture explored how the Lutheran Reformation changed the way students were trained for pastoral ministry and how these changes have been a blessing to pastoral training in our college and seminary down to this very day.

The series includes two other lectures as well. On November 1, 2017, Pastor Paul Prange read Professor Arnold Koelpin’s essay, “Educating Youth at the Time of the Lutheran Reformation.” (Professor Koelpin passed away a few days later, on November 13.)

And on April 15, 2018, Dr. Gottfried Hermann (of the Evangelisch Lutherische Freikirche of Germany) will present “Educating Society at the Time of the Lutheran Reformation.”

The Reformation 500 Lecture Series was coordinated by MLC Professor James Danell WLS ’90.

This feature was originally published in the MLC InFocus, Spring 2018 issue.