The Lutheran Churches in London On. through their Foundation, Lutheran Social Services (London) are sponsoring a festival event to celebrate Reformation 500.
The event will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in London on Sunday October 22nd 2017 at 3.30pm. Organ and brass with timpani, the Amabile Youth Singers plus the Amabile Prima choir will lead the singing of hymns reflecting the theology of the 5 Sola’s of the Reformation , and Psalm paraphrases based on Psalm 46. All will have familiar tunes! This is not a worship service; it is a Festival of song with a presentation on Martin Luther.
The presentation will be by Luther scholar Dr. Christine Helmer. Dr. Helmer is the Arthur E. Andersen Teaching and Research Professor at Northwestern University. She is also Professor of Religious Studies and German. She is one of the leading scholars of Luther in the world. She has published widely in the area of the historical Luther and the global Luther and is currently completing a book entitled The Revisionist Luther to be published by Westminster John Knox Press.
In this presentation Dr. Helmer will show how new ways of studying Luther can shed light on what he meant by “Gods truth” and “justification in Christ”. She will explore how these insights into Luther’s legacy can address urgent problems in our world today.
We have arranged for free parking in the London Life parking lot on Clarence street immediately behind the Cathedral. Further details will be sent out nearer the time. Please mark this date on your calendar.