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Luther – Yesterday and Today… an adult learning series – Register Today, Starts Saturday!

Luther 500 - Nelson RiveraAs we approach the celebration of the 500 years of the Reformation (1517 – 2017), this is a propitious time for a review of major events and ideas from Reformer Martin Luther’s life and thought. This course will focus on essential theological insights by the Reformer. This will also give us an opportunity to evaluate Luther’s ongoing significance for the contemporary Christian experience. This not for credit course is appropriate for all adult learners interested in exploring Martin Luther, including lay persons and clergy.

  1. Who was Martin Luther?
  2. Reading the Scriptures
  3. Our life is Christ
  4. We do not preach ourselves
  5. Free to serve

Your instructor

The Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivera is LTSP Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Hispanic Ministry, and Director of the Latino Concentration. He teaches on a variety of subjects, and will be team teaching Lutheran Confessions with Prof. Karl Krueger in the 2015 academic year. He has taught Confessions in the past, including online in Spanish. Learn more about Prof. Rivera on his profile page.


Five consecutive Saturdays, October 4 to November 1, 2014

  • live on the LTSP campus from 10 am to noon
  • and flexible* online
  • the choice is yours!


Live on the LTSP Campus over five consecutive Saturdays, October 4 to November 1, 2014, from 10 am to noon.

  • Join Dr. Rivera live in the classroom to learn and share with class colleagues.

Online for five weeks beginning October 6.

  • View course videos, participate in discussion forums with class colleagues, and other activities.

The cost

Cost for the course is $200 for individuals enrolling for flexible classroom or online study – a single registration covers both. The cost for congregational groups of two or more will be $275 per group.


Martin Marty, Martin Luther: A Life (reprint edition; Penguin, 2008)
Prof. Rivera plans to provide other reading selections to registrants via the online site.

Register below!

For more information contact Kathie Afflerbach, AiM, LTSP Coordinator of Non-Credit Education, at 215.248.6324 or email

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