“Meeting Luther Again–Perhaps for the First Time”
Special Lecture Series
Sunday, Sept 10
The Man and the Movement; Katie Luther; The 95 Theses
Sunday, Sept 17
The Theological Treatises–summary glances at “The Freedom of the Christian,” “The Bondage of the Will,” “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” “The Heidelberg Theses” and others.
Sunday, Sept 24
The Small and the Large Catechisms–teaching the basics of the faith in the home and with the clergy.
Sunday, Oct 1
Luther the Pastor–responding to a variety of life issues through his letters & conversations.
Sunday, Oct 8
Luther’s Contributions to Music and Liturgy–The German Mass and hymnody
Sunday, Oct 15
Reformation Art–How Lucas Cranach promoted the Reformation through art, and polemical sketches and woodcuts.
Sunday, Oct 22
Luther on Islam and Judaism
All the sessions are on Sundays from 5-7:00 p.m. with the exception of Oct 22 which will be held from approximately 12:15–2:15 p.m.
Philip Nesvig is the former pastor of First Lutheran Church where he served from 1995-2013. He was raised in Parkland and graduated from PLU in 1970 with a major in Music & Religion. After a “gap year” working at Time-Life in New York City, he attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, graduating in 1975. He has served congregations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and the ecumenical Stavanger International Church in Norway.
Phil’s main professional interests have been music and theology. During his career he has written numerous published articles and book reviews. He has remained active in music through piano accompaniment, substitute church organist, singing in the PLU Choral Union and attending the concerts of his daughters. His theological interests have led to recent interim pastor and pulpit supply positions in Gig Harbor, Yakima and Walla Walla. Phil is married to Natalie, and they are the parents of Sonja (Grand Rapids, MI) and Rachel (Seattle) and the grandparents of Lucia and Theo. He enjoys his daily walk, reading, cooking for Natalie, and exploring the great outdoors.