Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge

October 20, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Some people may hope for a return to normal after the world-changing events of the last 18 months, but sociologists tell us our future will revolve around living into a “new normal.” Presented by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the 2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge will probe this new normal. Under the theme “Imagining Scriptural Encounters in the New Normal,” four online presentations by ELCA seminary students will help participants deepen their encounters with Scripture and strengthen their relationships with God in a time of extreme and continuous change.

The annual Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge is an endowed theological lecture series that seeks to enliven the biblical engagement of the whole church by encouraging the development of faithful, innovative and effective ways to teach and learn Scripture. The event is sponsored by the seven ELCA seminaries, the Hein-Fry planning team and the ELCA Book of Faith Initiative.

Every year, one student from each seminary is invited to develop and present a class or series for people both familiar and unfamiliar with biblical texts. The students are then invited to report their findings.

Diane Jacobson will host four online premieres, each featuring a student presentation. Please register for the premiere(s) you plan to attend; each presentation has its own registration link, and you may register for as many presentations as you would like. There is no charge for these events.

Read about the student presenters and their projects


Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 p.m. (PDT)
Register for Kaylie Ines presentation


Wartburg Theological Seminary
Friday, October 22, 2021
2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Register for Aneel Trivedi presentation


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. (CDT)
Register for Katrina Steingraeber presentation


United Lutheran Seminary
Friday, October 29, 2021
1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register for Melissa Harris presentation


October 20, 2021
October 29, 2021