Gospel of Mark to be focus of next Lay Bible Institute

Summer LBI 2015Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host its summer 2015 Lay Bible Institute from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, in Sieck 202 on campus. Rev. David Lewis, assistant professor of exegetical theology, will lead this study on Jesus and the Law in the Gospel of Mark.

In the narrative of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus is presented as the Son of God who fulfills the Torah of Moses and who, in His teachings and actions, demonstrates a unique authority over this Torah. When teaching on the Law, Jesus will repeatedly draw His listeners back to God’s original will for mankind at creation. When teaching His disciples, Jesus will repeatedly call them to what it means to be disciples who follow Him, the Crucified One. Yet Jesus himself, in establishing God’s reign, brings forgiveness, new life, and purity to those to whom this reign comes.

“The Lay Bible Institute provides a unique opportunity to see how the story of Jesus as told by Mark can cast new light upon our faith and life,” said Dr. Charles Arand, professor of systematic theology and dean of theological research and publication. “Attendees will have the chance to engage in a daylong conversation and study about the latest insights into the Gospel of Mark as shared by one of our emerging scholars of this Gospel.”

Cost for the event is $20 per person. Registration is available online. The registration deadline is Aug. 3. For more information, contact the office of Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or ce@csl.edu.

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