July 19-21, 2023 at Grace Lutheran, Little Rock
Dr. Scott Stiegemeyer — What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Theological anthropology is a central concern for the church today. The world has a defective understanding of what a human being is, and the evidence is everywhere. This class will examine philosophical, cultural, and theological beliefs and assumptions that underlie and address many problems that pertain to human dignity and ethics. Our anthropology guides how we understand marriage, family, gender, bioethics, and transhumanism. We will look at some of those issues in the light of creation, the incarnation, resurrection and the new creation. God’s Word provides life- giving wisdom on the meaning of human life, which will guide the ministry and mission of Christ’s Body.
Class begins the first day at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at noon the final day.
Rev. Kent Schaaf
Phone: (414) 248-5239
Grace Lutheran Church
5124 Hillcrest Ave.
Little Rock, AR, 72205
Dr. Scott Stiegemeyer
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stiegemeyer teaches theology, church history, and bioethics at Concordia University, Irvine. Scott is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1991 and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTSFW), with a Master of Divinity degree in 1995. He later earned a Master of Arts degree in bioethics from Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, and a doctoral degree in bioethics from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to coming to Concordia University, he served as a pastor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Director of Admission at CTSFW; and as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Scott writes and speaks often about bioethics, the theology of the body, and issues in contemporary ministry throughout the United States and beyond.