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LutherHostel '10 Asks the Question 'Christ or Caricature?'

LutherHostel 2010 will be held Oct. 2-5 on the campus of Concordia Seminary. LutherHostel is an event designed to provide growth in biblical knowledge and understanding, fun, and fellowship, and a chance to gain helpful insights for daily living. It is offered for adults age 55 and above.

The theme for the event will be “Christ or Caricature?” The main presenter will be Dr. Paul Maier. Dr. Maier’s presentations will focus on the various depictions of Christ, including that from Dan Brown’s popular novel The Da Vinci Code.

Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, the second vice president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. His novels include two historical documentaries: Pontius Pilate and The Flames of Rome, as well as a theological thriller that became the number one national bestseller in religious fiction, A Skeleton in God’s Closet. A sequel, More Than a Skeleton, was published in 2003.

Scheduled activities for LutherHostel 2010 will feature a reception and dinner with President and Mrs. Dale A. Meyer. Other activities include presentations, class visitation, student-led evening devotions, opportunities for informal interaction with faculty, a private demonstration of the organ in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and a tour of selected St. Louis area sites. An optional tour of Lutheran historical sites in Perry County, Mo., also is available on Oct. 6, immediately following LutherHostel.

The LutherHostel fee is $325 per person, which includes all meals and refreshments for the event. Housing is available on campus (on a limited basis for an additional cost) or in nearby hotels. The registration deadline is Sept. 20.

LutherHostel 2010 Brochure

For more information about LutherHostel, contact the Seminary’s office of continuing education and parish services at 314-505-7486 or ce@csl.edu.