J-Term 2013



 Watch the sessions online HERE

Monday, January 21st

  • Session 1  (1:30-3:00 PM)
    Choosing a Bible Translation for the Church and Neighbor – Part 1
    Presenter: Rev. Prof. Thomas Nass 
  • Session 2  (3:30-5:00 PM)
    Choosing a Bible Translation for the Church and Neighbor – Part 2
    Presenter:  Rev. Prof. Thomas Nass
  • DOWNLOAD video of both sessions (MOV files - 892MB)
  • DOWNLOAD the handout (PDF file)

Rev. Prof. Thomas Nass has been teaching Biblical Hebrew at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN since 1995. Previously he had been a parish pastor for ten years in North Mankato, MN and Milwaukee, WI. He is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Translation Evaluation Committee which was appointed to thoroughly study the NIV 2011 translation and evaluate other translations.

amjadali-01Tuesday, January 22nd

  • Session 3  (8:30-10:00 AM) 
    Islam: A Neighbor Not Acknowledged
    Presenter: Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali
  • Session 4  (10:30-12:00 PM)
    Islam: A Mission Failed
    Presenter: Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali
  • Session 5  (1:30-3:00 PM)
    Panel Response to Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali’s Lectures
    Facilitator: Dr. David Veum
  • Session 6  (3:30-5:00 PM)
    Islam: A Vocation to be Fulfilled
    Presenter: Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali
  • DOWNLOAD video of all four sessions (MOV files - 2GB)

Charles Amjad-Ali is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Chair of Justice and Christian Community at Luther Seminary, where he teaches courses in Islamic studies, Ethics, and Religion and Politics. Before Luther Seminary, founded the Christian Study Center in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in 1985, and worked there with his wife Christine. He has lectured at Princeton, Notre Dame, St. Thomas and Temple Universities as well as at Princeton, and Union Theological Seminaries, he has also served on the faculties in South Africa, Sweden, England, Germany, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and his native Pakistan.

Wednesday, January 23rd

  • Session 7  (8:30 – 10:00 AM) 
    The Art of Neighboring – Part 1
    Presenter: Dave Runyon
  • Session 8  (10:30-12:00 PM)
    The Art of Neighboring – Part 2
    Presenter: Dave Runyon 
  • DOWNLOAD video of both sessions (MOV files - 955MB)
  • Supporting YouTube videos mentioned in Part 2:
    - "Art of Neighboring 1"  (Link to YouTube)
    - "Taking Time to Neighbor" (Link to YouTube

Dave Runyon is the co-author of the Art of Neighboring, Building Genuine Relationships just Outside your Door. Dave is the executive director of CityUnite, a non-profit organization that exists to help government, business, and faith-based leaders unite around common causes. He also works with the Denver Leadership Foundation in order to bring transformation to the city. 

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