2020 Symposia Series: Themes and Topics

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Early bird registration is still open for the 2020 Symposia Series at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), holding at $150 through November 30. It will increase on December 1 to the regular price of $180. The full series takes place January 21–24, 2020, covering the following topics and featuring lectures on:

The 35th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
The Cross, the Atonement, and the Wrath of God

  • Substitutionary Atonement in the Joseph Narratives
  • Reckoned Among the Lawless: The Gospel as the Law’s Fulfillment
  • Sacrificial Atonement and the Wrath of God in the Light of the Old Testament
  • Penal Sacrificial Atonement?
  • The Cross, the Atonement, and the Eucharist in Luke and Hebrews
  • Christ Under God’s Wrath: A Pauline Perspective

The 43rd Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
Ecclesiology: Locating Confessional Boundaries

  • Hermann Sasse: A Stand Alone Lutheran
  • Synod or Sect: Partisanship in the LCMS
  • A Confessional Lutheran Church in a Lutheran Environment
  • Johann Georg Hamann as an Advocate for Classical Lutheran Theology to its Unenlightened Critics
  • Trinity as Doctrine on Which the Church Stands
  • Benedict XVI: Is He Really Catholic?
  • Confessional Provinces: Church or Not?
  • Martin Franzmann: Theologian in Between

The call for papers for the exegetical symposium (not to exceed 25 minutes for presentation on Wednesday, January 22) is still open. Email a paragraph abstract proposal to Hayden.Folks@ctsfw.edu by December 1. Additional symposia events include the King’s Men alumni game, panel discussions, and special worship services and music. A ticket for the banquet on Thursday evening costs an additional $40.

To register and to learn about this year’s speakers, go to www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia. If you are a pastor, you may also consider attending the Lenten Preaching Workshop that takes place Monday of that week, on January 20. Register for the workshop on “Christ’s Work of Creation and Re-Creation” at www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop.

For any additional questions or concerns, email Symposia@ctsfw.edu or call (260) 452-2204.