The Seminary Explores
Unweaving Exile: One Artist’s Response to 9/11

Unweaving Exile: One Artist’s Response to 9/11

December 8, 2014

The Poetry + Theology editor for Seminary Ridge Review speaks with internationally-exhibited fiber artist Laurie Wohl. Wohl’s traveling exhibit “Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory” came to Gettysburg Seminary in the fall of 2014. The 14-piece show integrates excerpts from Muslim, Jewish and Christian texts from the Convivencia and from contemporary Middle Eastern poets. Alluding to the oldest traditions of narrative textiles, the pieces in the exhibit include original iconography and mixed media as well as an audio soundscape.

A View of the Church in Cameroon, Central Africa

A View of the Church in Cameroon, Central Africa

November 10, 2014
Dr. Paul Déouyo, 2014 Norma Sweitzer Wood Lecturer at Gettysburg Seminary and Professor of Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Meiganga, Cameroon, Africa gives an overview of the issues confronting the people and church in Cameroon. The conversation include includes:
1. The responsibilities of pastors, evangelists, and catechists within the church.
2. The economic conditions of Cameroon.
3. The ethnic/cultural mix in congregations.
The Conflict in the Middle East: From one who has been there

The Conflict in the Middle East: From one who has been there

August 27, 2014

Listen to the insightful and interesting reflections on the current crisis in the Holy Land from the Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann, who recently returned from serving at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem.

What We Should Know about Argentina

What We Should Know about Argentina

July 7, 2014

Argentina beyond “Evita”: a bustling nation with a strong professional class, a varied economy (especially agriculture and manufacturing), and exceptional scenery. The younger generation, represented by this team Rotary International team made up of attorney Marinal Ramos, attorney Melisa Cruzat and business administrator Leandro Marquez, is fully aware of the troubles of the distant past but has only experienced democracy and an open society in which women are making themselves felt especially in the field of law.

What We Should Know about Nicaragua

What We Should Know about Nicaragua

May 26, 2014

Dr. Christianson interviews Greg Bowles the On-Site Director of Project Gettysburg-Leon in Leon, Nicaragua.  They talk about how Nicaragua, the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere next to Haiti, is attempting to address issues of poverty, hunger, and land management.  The government is leading the way by making more animals available for farmers. Programs like Project Gettysburg-Leon are working to train local agricultural extension teams, as well as develop health, education, and art centers.

Ecotheology in Indonesia

Ecotheology in Indonesia

February 17, 2014

Dr. Whitney Bauman talks about his current research in Indonesia, where he is gaining a new perspective both on environmental concerns and also inter-religious dialogue.

The 10 Top Stories in Religion for 2013

The 10 Top Stories in Religion for 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Strobert speaks with Dr. Eric Crump about the top ten stories in religion for 2013.

The top stories included:

  • The resignation of the Pope Benedict
  • The election of Pope France and his emphasis on the poor and the reforms in the Curia
  • The election of the first woman presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • And more...

The Issues and Challenges for the Church in Northern Germany

The Issues and Challenges for the Church in Northern Germany

November 11, 2013

Dr. Strobert talks with Gerhard Ulrich, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany about a wide variety of topics including:

  • The relationship between the Lutheran Churches in Germany and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Theological education in Germany
  • Who are we as Lutherans? What is our particular vocation?
  • Examining the various cultures within the German Churches
  • Unity versus uniformity
  • Discussion of the new church structure in Northern Germany
  • Issues within the church with the former Eastern Germany population