Laidlaw Evening Public Lecture with Dr Leopoldo A. Sánchez
Martin Luther on Refugees: Lessons for Today from a Sixteenth-Century Reformer

Come and join us to hear Dr Leopoldo A. Sánchez explore Luther’s thoughts on exiles in his study of Abraham’s hospitality in Genesis 18, a section of his Lectures on Genesis (1535–1545). The lecture also asks what lessons Christians can draw from Luther's teachings today.

About the topic:

According to the United Nations, more than 65 million people (about 23 million of them refugees) are counted as forcibly displaced due to persecution, war, and violence. Only one percent are resettled each year, and over half of them are children. The numbers are staggering. In a world experiencing the greatest transnational movement of refugees and immigrants in history, the church is right to ask what theology has to contribute to our current situation.

About the speaker:

Dr Leopoldo A. Sánchez is the professor of Hispanic Ministries, professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He has been a faculty member since 2004.

His primary research interests are pneumatology (Holy Spirit), Spirit Christology, Trinitarian theology, sanctification, issues in Hispanic ministries (especially immigration and the intersection of theology and culture) and Global South Christianity. He has written numerous articles for books and journals on these topics, and is a published author. He teaches regularly in the United States and abroad. When not teaching and writing, he is the principal double bass player with the St Louis Civic Orchestra. He is married to Tracy Lynn, and has two children.

Dr Sánchez will be in New Zealand in September to teach a Postgraduate block course at Laidlaw College on “Spirit Christology and Models of Sanctification for Ministry”, and to conduct a public lecture and seminar at Otago University.

If you are able to join us on the Henderson campus for this event please register below.

Where Henderson Campus
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP Please register below