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Kindling Faith: Spring Convocation 2024 with author NYT best selling author, Kate Bowler - Gettysburg

Apri 24, 2024 9AM - 4PM

Where is God in the Face of Evil?

“Theodicy” is a theological concept that attempts to justify God in the face of evil. It is also defined as the defense of God's goodness and omnipotence in the face of evil. This is all good in theory, but when people we love are suffering through no fault of their own, how do we reconcile this pain with the existence of a loving Creator? Join us for the conversation at the 2024 Spring Convocation.


Natalia Marandiuc, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology; Director Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, United Lutheran Seminary

Kate Bowler, Ph.D. is a three times New York Times bestselling author, award-winning podcast host, and professor at Duke University




(All events take place on the Gettysburg campus of ULS)

9-10AM   Coffee & Danish in the refectory

10-11AM   Convocation I: Lecture with Dr. Natalia Marandiuc, Chapel

11-11:30AM– Break

11:30AM– 12:15PM   Worship, Chapel

12:15-1:00PM– Lunch, refectory|

1-2PM   Convocation II, Lecture with Kate Bowler, Chapel
followed by Meet & Greet/Book Signing follows, Refectory

4-5PM   TULSAA annual meeting - Room 314 Valentine Hall

5:30-7:30PM   TULSAA and ULS Community Happy Hour and award presentations - The Refectory

Event contact

Martin Otto-Zimmann