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Robert Kolb on Luther's Pastoral Care
LQ is glad to share this recent podcast featuring frequent LQ contributor Robert Kolb, discussing Luther's pastoral care in times of plague and social emergency (link below):
Podcast with Robert Kolb
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Oswald Bayer's Birthday Festivities
On October 4 last year, many colleagues and admirers gathered at the Protestant seminary (Stift) in Tübingen to celebrate Oswald Bayer’s 80th birthday (September 30, 2019). The festivities began with this “Andacht” or meditation in the chapel given by his friend and colleague Athina Lexutt, framed by music, hymns, scripture, prayer and blessing. Lexutt’s original and unpublished German text is here translated by Jeffrey Silcock, who has often translated Bayer’s own essays for Lutheran Quarterly, and who also edited and translated Lexutt’s Luther reader, namely, A Year with Luther (Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2016).
Our thanks to Bayer and Lexutt for their permission to share this personal memento of the occasion, and to Silcock for the translation and for the photograph he took of them the next day.
The English Festschrift for Bayer, also presented to him on the same festive day, is now published: Promising Faith for a Ruptured Age: An English-Speaking Appreciation of Oswald Bayer, edited by John T. Pless, Joshua C. Miller, and Roland Ziegler (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2019). Read the Meditation here!
New from LQ Books: The Essential Forde
Click here to see the press release for The Essential Forde: Distinguishing Law and Gospel, as well as other recent titles from Lutheran Quarterly books.
LQ Establishes Oliver K. Olson Endowment
The establishment of an endowment fund in honor of LQ founder Oliver K. Olson has met with great initial success, with $22,000 already pledged to the goal of $30,000.
In addition to this important fund, Dr. Olson was honored for his work at a banquet held in conjunction with the LQ annual meeting. Speakers at the event included Paul Rorem, Robert Kolb, Walter "Skip" Sundberg, John Pless, and Virgil "Bud" Thompson. Dr. Olson himself offered reflections on his career, early influences in his life, and the legacy of Lutheran Quarterly.
Pictures from the event appear below.
Thank you to all who made the event possible. If you would like to contribute to the Oliver K. Olson Endowment Fund, please contact managing editor Bud Thompson: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 410-516-6987.
LQ Presents: The Reformation 500 Years Later
Explore LQ's Historical Timeline
Lutheran Quarterly Historical Timeline is now up through Johns Hopkins University Press:
Part 1: 1984-1987
Part 2: 1988-1996
Part 3: 1997-2010, with classic 1999 promotional video
Part 4... 2011-2106