Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness of Luther Seminary.
One of the unique characteristics of the Bible is how important the women were, in both Old and New Testaments. The history of the ancient world is almost totally dominated by men, but in one small area of the world lived the ancient Hebrews, followed by the early Christians, where women played important roles in history. This program will survey this gallery of heroic women, from the beginning to the end.
Michael Rogness joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 1985 as an associate professor and was named professor of homiletics in 1993. He was a staff member of the Institute for Ecumenical Research of the Lutheran World Federation in Strassbourg, France (1967-1970).
Ordained in 1964, Rogness was pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, Minn. (1964-67), and First Lutheran Church, Duluth, Minn. (1970-85). He was active in a variety of ALC boards and committees while serving congregations.
He received the B.A. degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1956, and the B.D. degree from Luther Seminary in 1960. He earned the Dr. Theol. degree in Reformation history from Erlangen/Nürnberg University in Germany in 1963 after beginning his study there as a Fulbright Scholar.
His books include: Philip Melanchthon, Reformer (1969); The Church Nobody Knows: The Shape of the Future Church (1971); Follow Me (a junior high Sunday school book, 1977); Lutheran Doctrine (a confirmation text in the Affirm Series, 1984); The Hand that Holds Me: How God's Grace Touches Our Lives (1984); Hope in a Threatening World (a senior high Sunday School book, 1991); and Preaching to a TV Generation: The Sermon in the Electronic Age (1995).
11:00am Fellowship and Lunch
11:45am Devotions and Announcements
12:00pm-1:00pm Cultural Program
$7 suggested donation is received at the door.
Elevator access from north parking lot entrance.