Come to Plymouth U 

March 30, 2015

Please join us for dinner, lecture and small group discussions, 6-8:30 pm, five consecutive Wednesdays, April 15 – May 13, when Professor Dan Peterson returns. Dr. Peterson, who spoke during Advent, will reflect on the 70th anniversary of freeing Jews from concentration camps and focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Church of the Future.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is known for his involvement as a Lutheran pastor in the resistance against Hitler and the Nazis. What did Bonhoeffer actually say and teach, and why have recent efforts to excavate Bonhoeffer’s perspective (specifically Eric Metaxas’ best-selling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy) covered up the ‘radical’ nature of his final writings? 

This exciting series will explore Bonhoeffer’s radical insights from the last four months of his writing career with special attention given to the church of the future he envisioned.

Dr. Peterson teaches interdisciplinary courses in the humanities for Matteo Ricci College at Seattle University, and the university Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He earned his B.A. in English from Santa Clara University, M.Div. from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, M.A. in theology from the University of San Francisco and his Ph.D. in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and lives in Seattle.

“Dr. Peterson has a way of presenting challenging information and making it accessible for everyone,” said Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation.

Please sign up at the office and pick up your copy of the readings. Plymouth U readings are also available here.

We look forward to you all joining us for this important series. – Edie Lackland, Adult Education Board

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