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Fall Convocation: A Theology of Belonging: Native and Lutheran Approaches and Perspectives with Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin.

Both Campuses

September 22, 2021 9:00am-11:30am

Gettysburg Campus

September 22, 2021 9:00am-11:30am
September 22, 2021 9:00am-11:30am

Distance Learning Campus

September 22, 2021 9:00am-11:30am

This event will be held virtually. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants early in the week of the event.

Being part of something larger than ourselves, of a narrative that extends beyond our lifespan, and of a community that sustains us in this life, are all essential aspects of meaning-giving identity. How do these ideas shape our sense of self and determine our relationship with others? Why does “belonging” matter so much to us? Join us in a time of theological reflection and wonder at the interconnectedness of God, nature, and human experience.
Dr. Erwin will use historical, autobiographical, and theological approaches to explore the question of what it means “to belong”—to a place, to a culture, to a faith, and to a church. What is the nature of our connectedness to the natural world? How do we understand ourselves as being part of a family, a community, or a culture? How does Scripture use the idea of belonging, and how has Christian tradition shaped its own understanding?



9:00 Gather, Welcome

9:15 Lecture 1

10:15 Break

10:30 Lecture 2

11:30 Break

ULS continues to monitor CDC and state masking and social distancing guidelines in light of the growing number of COVID variant cases. Should a change in policy impact these events, you will be notified prior the event date.
If an event is moved from in-person to a Zoom presentation, refunds will be issued if a refund request form is submitted (emailed to participants with announcement of change).