Below is a list of all the courses (and their instructors) offered by the Lutheran School of Theology – St. Louis in its 19 year history.

Courses

Instructors

Summer 2017

Pastoral Leadership Amid Political Turmoil Rev. Dr. John Bracke

Easter 2017

Martin Luther and His Impact on Biblical Interpretation Today Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker
Being a gospel-centered pastor in a polarized world Rev. Dr. John Mann

Epiphany 2017

The Impact of Luther’s Reformation on Others Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
ISAIAH AND FRIENDS: The Prophets and the Common Good Rev. Dr. J. Clinton McCann

Easter 2016

“THE NEW ATHEISMS: Why They Exist, What They Teach Us and How Christians Might Respond. Dr. Matthew Schunke
AFTER FAITH, WHAT NEXT? What Might Christian Character Look Like in the 21st Century? Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Michaelmas 2016

Luther’s Augustinian Roots Dr. Adam Ployd
Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians Dr. Sean Martin
PREACHING MATTHEW: Eternally Restless Reconcilers Dr. Fred Niedner

Easter 2016

“THE NEW ATHEISMS: Why They Exist, What They Teach Us and How Christians Might Respond. Dr. Matthew Schunke
AFTER FAITH, WHAT NEXT? What Might Christian Character Look Like in the 21st Century? Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Epiphany 2016

The Pastoral Epistles: Creating Christian Community Rev. Seán Charles Martin
“After Faith, What Next? What Might Christian Character Look Like in the 21st Century?” Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
“Atheism Old and New: How Should Christians Respond?” Rev. Dr. Robert Saler

Michaelmas 2015

Faith and Violence in the 20th Century Dr. Mark Ruff
The Pastoral Epistles: Creating Christian Community Rev. Seán Charles Martin
Many New Faces of Christ Today: Jesus Seen Through Third World Eyes Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
Preaching Luke: The Fierce and Gentle Jesus Rev. Dr. Jerome Burce

Easter 2015

Preaching John Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis
Many New Faces of Christ Today: Jesus Seen Through Third World Eyes Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
Understanding the Plot of the Bible: A People Who Look Like God Rev. Richard Mueller

Epiphany 2015

The Reformation: Its Impact on Art and the Bible Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy
On Being a Prophet in the 21st Century: Seeing Deeply, Remembering Clearly, Imagining Creatively Rev. Dr. John Bracke

Michaelmas 2014

In the Lion’s Den: Daniel on the Horizon of Apocalyptic Literature Dr. Ben Asen
Where Faith and Science Meet: Exploring How We Know and Create Meaning for our Lives Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy
The Importance of Language, Beauty and Hymnody in the life of the Church Susan Palo Cherwien
The Year of Mark: Preaching the Gospel Dr. Geoffrey D. Miller

Summer 2014

In the Lion’s Den: Daniel on the Horizon of Apocalyptic Literature Dr. Ben Asen
Understanding the Plot of the Bible: A People Who Look Like God Rev. Richard Mueller

Easter 2014

Rethinking Resurrection: A Study of “Surprised by Hope”, A Book by N.T. Wright Rev. Dr. Bill Pierce
Where Faith and Science Meet: Exploring How We Know and Create Meaning for our Lives Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy
The Reformation for Today Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert

Epiphany 2014

The Green Bible: God is Great, God is Green, The Bible and Ecology Dr. Clint Mc Cann
The Legacy of Paul Dr. Deborah Krause
Saving the Cross: Remimagining the Atonement in Our Context Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Michaelmas 2013

In the Lion’s Den: Daniel on the Horizon of Apocalyptic Literature Dr. Ben Asen
Saving the Cross: Reimagining the Atonement in our Context Rev. Dr. Warren Crews, Rev. Dr. William Yancey
Hearing and Preaching the Gospel of Matthew Rev. John Roth
The Green Bible: God is Great, God is Green, The Bible and Ecology Dr. Clint McCann

Summer 2013

Jesus and Empire: Then and Now Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy

Easter 2013

Living Faithfully in Trying Times: What God Does and Does Not Expect of Us Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
Leading in Exile: Learning to Lead the Church into a Future Where Nothing May Be the Same as Before Rev. Dr. John Bracke

Epiphany 2013

The Imaginary Jesus: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Rev. Dr. Ed Schroeder
Living Faithfully in Trying Times: What God Does and Does Not Expect of Us Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
Leading Theologically: Church Leadership For Our Time Rev. Dr. Daniel Anderson-Little, Rev. Dr. Daniel Handschy, Rev. Karen Scherer

Michaelmas 2012

The Left Hand of God: Church and Politics Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy
Finding Your Life in Scripture Rev. Dr. Ed Schoeder and Cathy Lessmann
Preaching Luke: Luke’s Story of Jesus: Proclamation and Practice Rev. Dr. Ray Pickett

Summer 2012

Come Away to the Skies: Encounter with the Letter to the Hebrews Rev. Bill Veith
Giving a Children’s Sermon Craig Swendsen and Rev.Penny Holste

Easter 2012

The Pursuit of Happiness: Psalms, Discipleship and the American Dream Dr. Clint McCann
This is What We Believe!? How We Got the Creeds and Are They Still Necessary? Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
A Fresh Look at the Service of Word and Sacrament: What Principles Guide Worship and How Can the Theater Arts Serve Them? Tom Poelker

Epiphany 2012

The Pursuit of Happiness: Psalms, Discipleship and the American Dream Dr. Clint McCann
This is What We Believe!? How We Got the Creeds and Are They Still Necessary? Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
Being the Church in Polarized Times: Lessons From History, Part II Dr. Mark Ruff

Michaelmas 2011

Reading and Responding to the Gospel of Mark Dr. Deborah Krause
Reading the Bible with Eyes Wide Open Dr. John Bracke
Preaching Mark From the Low and Outside: Wrestling with the Lectionary, Mark’s Community, and our Contexts of Ministry Dr. Deborah Krause

Summer 2011

Making Pastoral Care More Effective Dr. Kenneth Haugk

Easter 2011

I Saw Satan Fall Like Lightning: The Origin of Satan and the Problem of Evil Dr. Ben Asen
The Reformations: Then and Now Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
The Bullied Pulpit: Pastoring in an Anxious Time Rev. Dale Kuhn

Epiphany 2011

Out of the Whirlwind: Fear and Faith in the Book of Job Dr. Ben Asen
Being the Church in Polarized Times: Lessons from the Past Dr. Mark Ruff
Faith, Politics and the Economy Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy

Michaelmas 2010

The Legacy of the Apostle Paul in Early Christianity Dr. James Kelhoffer
Preaching Workshop: Creating Identity: Preaching in the Year of Matthew Rev. Dr. Edgar Krentz
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Rev. Dr. Ed Schroeder and Rev. Ronald Neustadt
Lutheran Confessional Heritage for Seminary Credit Rev. Dr. Ed Schroeder and Rev. Ronald Neustadt
The Reformations: Then and Now Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Summer 2010

Music in the Church: Discovering our Foundations, Expanding our Horizons Dr. Stephen Mager

Easter 2010

Israel in Exile: A Crisis of Faith Rev. Dr. John Bracke
The Life and Letters of Paul Dr. James A. Kelhoffer
Seeing God in the Movies Peter Mead and Travis Scholl

Epiphany 2010

From Exodus to Exile Dr. Ben Asen
Recognizing Ancient Heresies in Modern Dress Dr. Randy McGuire
Making Faithful Choices on Tough Issues Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy

Michaelmas 2009

Highlights in Luke Rev. Dr. Frederick Danker
How to Handle Conflict in the Congregation Rev. Dale Kuhn
God Seekers: A History of Christian Spirituality Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Summer 2009

Luther’s Theology of Mission for the 21st Century: Contemporary Lutheranism’s Best Kept Secret Rev. Dr. Ed Schroeder

Easter 2009

The Origin of Satan and the Problem of Evil Dr. Ben Asen
Why Are the European Churches Empty? Dr. Mark Ruff
Christian Perspectives on Israel Dr. John Bracke
The Story of Christianity Part II Drs. Marilyn and Randy McGuire

Epiphany 2009

Saints for Today: Exploring Famous Saints and Their Models of Spirituality Rev. Dr. Warren Crews
Israel in Exile: A Crisis of Faith Rev. Dr. John Bracke
How to Handle Conflict in the Congregation Rev. Dale Kuhn
Church History Part I Rev. Robin Morgan

Michaelmas 2008

The Bible Says It. Does That Settle It? Rev. Dr. Ed Schroeder
Full Communion: What Might It Mean for the EC, ELCA, and the UMC? Rev. Drs. Bart Hildreth, Michael Hoy, Lydia Speller, Roy Moore, Emery Washington and Rev. David Bennett
Preaching the Gospel in the Year of Mark Rev. Dr. Edgar Krentz
Preaching the Good News Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy

Summer 2008

The Origin of Satan and the Problem of Evil Dr. Ben Asen
The Just War Tradition: Christian Faith and Citizenship Chaplain Peter Muschinske
Religion and Politics in American History Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Easter 2008

The Book of James: “A Right Strawy Epistle” Rev. Dr. Herb Hohenstein
Conversations with Dr. Fred Danker Rev. Dr. Frederick Danker
Pastoral Care Rev. Dr. Jim Clark
Religion and Politics in American History Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Epiphany 2008

The Origin of Satan and the Problem of Evil Dr. Ben Asen
Lessons For Today From The Church in Nazi Germany Dr. Mark Ruff
Why Lutheran? Naming the Lutheran Gift to the Church Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy

Michaelmas 2007

The Search for Utopia: Communal Societies in America Rev. Dr. John Constable
Conversations with Ed Schroeder Rev. Dr. Ed Schroeder
Worship Rev. Dr. James Clark
Crossing the God-World Gap Rev. Dr. Michal Hoy

Easter 2007

Science, Faith, and Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? Dr. Warren Crews
Conversations with Ed Schroeder Rev. Dr. Edward Schroder
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy
Worship Rev. Dr. Ken Tegtmeier

Epiphany 2007

Understanding the Plot of the Bible: A People Who Look Like God Pr. Richard Mueller
What is Church Music For? Rev. Robert Bergt
The Church: What is The Spirit Up To?: An Ecumenical Workshop Rev. Dr. Warren Crews, Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy, Dr. Carla Mae Streeter
New Testament Survey Rev. Dr. John Roth

Michaelmas 2006

From Exodus To Exile & Back Dr. Ben Asen
Crossing the God-World Gap Dr. Michael Hoy
Conversations with Arden Mead Rev. Dr. Arden Mead
A Good Look at the Hebrew Scriptures Dr. Marilyn McGuire

Summer 2006

Science, Faith, an Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? Dr. Warren Crews
Gentle but not Safe: The Christian Good Dr. Don Tanner
News in Narnia Becky Grupe

Easter 2006

Why are the European Churches Empty? Dr. Mark Ruff
What Do Lutherans Stand For? Dr. Ralph Klein
Conversations With Fred Danker Dr. Fred Danker
Preaching the Good News Pr. Ronald Neustadt

Epiphany 2006

Understanding the Plot of the Bible: A People Who Look Like God Pr. Richard Mueller
Glimpses of God in the Apocrypha Dr. Ben Asen
Early Christian Apocalypses: Shall We Worry About Being “Left Behind”? Dr. James Kelhoffer
The Story of the Church: From The Reformation to The Present Dr. Marilyn McGuire
Revisiting Mary: An Ecumenical Workshop on the Mother of our Lord Dr. E. Rozanne Elder
The Theology of Reinhold Neibuhr Dr. Michael Hoy

Michaelmas 2005

The Minor Prophets Dr. Ben Asen
Doing Ethics on the Edge (Ecumenical Workshop) Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy, Rev. Dr. Ralph McMichael & Rev. Dieter Heinzl
Advent and Christmas in the Year of Mark Dr. Edgar Krentz
The Story of the Church: From Birth through “Middle Age” Dr. Marilyn McGuire
Introduction to the Old Testament Dr. John Bracke

Summer 2005

Greek for the Rest of Us: An Introduction to Greek Dr. James Kelhoffer
The Ancestral History: Genesis 12-50 Dr. Ben Asen

Easter 2005

Why JESUS? Dr. Edward Schroeder
Early Christian Apocalypses: Shall We Worry About Being “Left Behind”? Dr. James Kelhoffer
What Do Lutherans Stand For? The Augsburg Confession in the 21st Century Dr. Walter Bouman
Pastoral Care Pr. Gary Sproat

Epiphany 2005

Creation, Covenant, and Conflict Dr. Ben Asen
The Passion of Matthew Dr. Marilyn McGuire
Lent and Easter in the Year of Matthew Dr. Edgar Krentz
Can You Be A Christian All By Yourself? (Lutheran/Catholic Workshop) Br. Jeffrey Gros, Rev. Paul Schreck
Lutheran Confessions Dr. Michael Hoy

Michaelmas 2004

Learning to Read the Letters of Paul Dr. James Kelhoffer
Advent and Christmas in the Year of Matthew Dr. Edward Schroeder
Crossing the God-World Gap Dr. Michael Hoy
Ethics Dr. Michael Hoy
Critiquing Popular Religion: De-Coding “The DaVinci Code” Dr. Charles Maahs

Easter 2004

Eastering Our Bodies: Spirituality, Wholeness and Christian Faith Drs. Michael Hoy, Dale Kuhn, Berry Hong and Valerie Yancey
Un-Earthing the Bible Dr. Randy McGuire
Pentecost in the Year of Luke Dr. James Kelhoffer
Introduction to the Old Testament Dr. Marilyn McGuire
Worship Dr. Steven Kuhl
David: Heart of Faith, Feet of Clay Dr. Ben Asen

Epiphany 2004

Exploring Hidden Books: An Introduction to the Apocrypha Dr. Ben Asen
Lent and Easter in the Year of Luke Dr. Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP
Luther’s Impact on the Church Catholic (Lutheran/Catholic Workshop) Drs. Kurt Hendel & Michael Witt
Introduction to the New Testament Dr. S. John Roth
Christian Ethics and Bonhoeffer Dr. Michael Hoy
The Passion Workshop

Michaelmas 2003

Exploring Hidden Books: An Introduction to the Apocrypha Dr. Ben Asen
Advent and Christmas in the Year of Luke Dr. Ralph Klein
Evangelism in the Third Millennium (Lutheran/Episcopal Workshop) Dr. Richard Bliese
Worship Dr. Ken Tegtmeier
Old Testament Survey Dr. John Bracke

Summer 2003

The Psalms for All Season Dr. Ben Asen

Easter 2003

Family in the New Testament Drs. James and Laura Kelhoffer
Homosexuality and the Christian Ethic Dr. James Childs
American Church History Dr. Warren Crews
Lutheran & Reformed in Dialogue: “The Churches of the Reformation in the 21st Century: The Future of Denominationalism” or “Babel after Pentecost” Dr. Frederick Niedner
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Dr. Edward Schroeder

Epiphany 2003

Paul: Apostle of Controversy Dr. James kelhoffer
Gathering Around the Table: Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue on Liturgy and Eucharist Drs. Frank Quinn, Frank Senn
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Dr. Michael Hoy
American Church History Dr. Warren Crews

Michaelmas 2002

Jeremiah: The Questioning Prophet Dr. Ben Asen
Liturgy as Teacher (Lutheran/Episcopal Workshop) Bishops Gerald Mansholt, George Wayne Smith, Peter Beckwith & Rev. Dr. James Clark
Crossing the God-World Gap Dr. Michael Hoy
What Good is Sex? Christian Answers from Paul to Luther Dr. Marilyn McGuire

Summer 2002

Living Isaiah’s Vision Dr. Ben Asen

Easter 2002

Taking the Church Public: Leadership for Urban Ministry Dr. Richard Perry
Christian Ethics Dr. Michael Hoy
Being Church Together in a Time of War (Lutheran/Reformed Workshop) Dr. Michael Kinnamon

Epiphany 2002

The Pessimistic Preacher and the Two Passionate Lovers: Studies in the Books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon Pr. Herb Hohenstein
Mother Church: How Can Catholics and Lutherans be “Church” Together? Dr. Carl Braaten
Old Testament Survey Dr. John Bracke
Islam Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa
How does the JDDJ Help Us Be Church Together? Dr. Marilyn McGuire & Fr. Vincent Heier

Michaelmas 2001

Saints Alive Dr. Marilyn McGuire
Preaching the Good News Dr. Edward Schroeder
New Testament Survey Dr. Ronald Crown

Summer 2001

Out of the Whirlwind: Fear and Faith in the Book of Job Dr. Ben Asen

Easter 2001

Christianity and Healing Dr. Robert Bertram
Three Takes on Luke Drs. Fred Danker, Marilyn McGuire & S. John Roth
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship Today (Lutheran/Reformed Workshop) Dr. Richard Bliese & Frederick Trost
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Dr. Michael Hoy

Epiphany 2001

Saints or Sinners? Both at Once? Dr. Robert Bertram & Fr. Vincent Heier
Youth Ministry: Theology & Practice Peter Mead
Worship Dr. Steven Kuhl
Wholly Righteous/Wholly Sinful (Lutheran/Catholic Workshop) Drs. Michael Root & John Hotchkin

Michaelmas 2000

The Psalms for All Seasons Dr. Ben Asen
Authority Figures in the Church Pr. Ronald Neustadt & Dr. Virginia Bennett
The Story of the Church: From Its Birth through “Middle Age” Drs. Robert Bertram & Lydia Speller
Sharing our Gifts for Common Mission (Lutherans & Episcopalians) Drs. David Tiede & J. Robert Wright

Summer 2000

If a Body Meets a Body Dr. Robert Bertram
Why JESUS? Dr. Edward Schroeder

Easter 2000

Ministering as Christians Awash in a Sea of Faiths Dr. Martin Marty
Holying Spirit/Whole Spirituality (Christian Theology III Dr. Robert Bertram
Introduction to Pastoral Care: A Lifelong Ministry of All the Baptized Dr. Paul Bauermeister

Epiphany 2000

Millennium Madness and the Book of Revelation Dr. Marilyn McGuire
JUST…How Does God Save Us? Dr. Robert Bertram & Pr. Vincent Heier
Jesus of History, Christ of Faith (Christian Theology II) Drs. Robert Bertram & Michael Hoy
Justification by Faith (Lutheran/Catholic Workshop Bishop Charles Maahs & Rev. Richard Sklba

Michaelmas 1999

From Exodus to Exile Dr. Ben Asen
Healing & Spirituality Drs. Valerie & William Yancey
The Pope and the Preacher Rev. Gregory Lockwood, Drs. David Jones and Samuel Roth
Christian Theology I Dr. Michael Hoy

Summer 1999

If a Body Meets a Body Dr. Robert Bertram

Easter 1999

Foretasting “Full Communion” II: Episcopalians & Lutherans Prs. Ronald Neustadt & Dan Handschy
Christian Ethics Dr. Robert Bertram

Epiphany 1999

Minding the Millennium Drs. Frank Flinn, Ben Asen, Robert Bertram & Fred Danker
Christ & Culture Revisited (Lutheran/Reformed Workshop) Drs. David Greenhaw & Steven Kuhl
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Dr. Edward Schroeder

Michaelmas 1998

New Testament Survey Dr. Christine Hallemeier
Idols and Icons: The Role of Art in Spirituality Pr. Richard Wehrs
In the Beginning: Pentateuch & Historical Books Dr. Ben Asen

Summer 1998

Crossing the Campus II Drs. Robert Bertram & Edward Schroeder

Easter 1998

Lutheran-Episcopal Dialogue Drs. Lydia Speller & Robert Bertram
Reformations: Medieval Church History Dr. Robert Bertram
Worship Pr. Arthur Going
Pre-Marriage Workshop Nancy Going

Epiphany 1998

The Gospels As News Drs. Robert Bertram, S. John Roth, Deborah Krause, Fred Danker & Pr. Karl Boehmke
Full Communion-Building Understanding & Trust for Ministry ( Lutheran/Reformed Workshop)
Pastoral Care Dr. Paul Bauermeister
Pre-Marriage Workshop Nancy Going

Michaelmas 1997

From Exodus to Exile Dr. Ben Asen
The Question Before the House Senator Paul Simon
Making the Word Heard (Preaching) Dr. Richard Jensen & Pr. Richard Wehrs

Summer 1997

Crossing the Campus Dr. Ed Schroeder & Dr. Robert Bertram

Easter 1997

How Lutherans are Christians-Lutheran Confessions Dr. Ed Schroeder
How Americans are Christian (American Church History) Dr. Warren Crews
“Planting Seeds” Pre-Marriage Workshop Nancy Going

Epiphany 1997

The Apocalyptic Imagination Dr. Ben Asen
Will “Full Communion” be Church? Dr. John Riggs, Rev. Elliot Blackburn, Dr. Robert Bertram
Jesus and the Gospels Dr. S. John Roth

Michaelmas 1996

Orthodoxy Fr. George Nicozisin
Believing and Seeing: Conformation Instruction for a TV Generation Pr. Robin Morgan & Sherman Lee
Holying Spirit/Whole Spirituality-Christian Theology III Dr. Robert Bertram
Communicating in Parish Pr. Richard Brendel

Easter 1996

The Psalms Pr. Herb Hohenstein
A New Song (workshop) Rev. Jaroslav Vajda
Christ the Reconciler-Christian Theology II Dr. Robert Bertram

Epiphany 1996

Creation, Covenant & Community Dr. Ben Asen
Life & Letters of Paul Dr. Fred Danker

Michaelmas 1995

Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Confessor Dr. Ed Schroeder
Boosting Congregational Morale Prs. Ron Glusenkamp & Mary Hellwig
Christian Theology I Dr. Robert Bertram

Easter 1995

Handling Sin Dr. Chris Hallemeier
Streamlining Your Congregation Dr. Ken Haugk
Lutheran Confessional Heritage Dr. Robert Bertram