Advancing a compelling vision for Lutheranism in the 21st century, the Lutheran Center nourishes faith, values and community to build a more spiritually engaged, religiously inclusive, and harmonious world.
As a nationally recognized expert in Lutheran theology and what it means to be the church in the digital age, Director Deanna Thompson has emerged as a thought leader on what church looks like in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thompson’s first blog post for the Lutheran Center on virtual communion was viewed more than 15,000 times in the first month, and she has become the go-to theologian on this issue in Lutheran circles and beyond.
Director Deanna Thompson’s Fall events schedule
7: Speaking to the Blue Earth River Conference of the SEMN Synod of the ELCA on the Lutheran Center and Nourishing Vocation Projects
25: Speaking at the ELCA Indiana-Kentucky Synod Professional Leaders Conference
1: Speaking at St. John’s Lutheran in Northfield on “Martin Luther’s Anti-Judaism and Our Contemporary Response” as part of their series on “Exploring the Bible with Interfaith Sensitivity”
8, 15: Speaking at First Presbyterian in Stillwater on “The Surprising Book of Deuteronomy”
22: Speaking at St. Michaels in Roseville on “Beyond Deep Gladness: Coming to Terms with Vocations We Don’t Choose”
25: Speaking at United Seminary in Gettysburg, PA for the 2023 Luther Colloquy
16: Panelist for “Vocation and/as the Work of Our Hands,” an AAR/SBL Pre-Meeting sponsored by NetVUE in San Antonio, TX