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Concordia Seminary Announces LutherHostel 2007

LutherHostel 2007 will be held Oct. 6-9 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. LutherHostel is an event designed to provide growth in biblical knowledge and understanding, fun and fellowship, and a chance to gain helpful insights for daily living. It is offered for adults, age 55 and above. The theme for the event will be “Christianity and the Competition.”

Dr. Paul L. Maier will be the presenter for LutherHostel 2007. Maier is Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. His research includes a variety of methodologies involved in manuscript and text analysis, archaeology, and comparison of sacred and secular sources from the first century A.D. He has written numerous books, and over 200 articles and reviews. He lectures and does seminars on a wide range of topics, and appears frequently in national radio, television, and newspaper interviews. He also has written four children’s books, and written and hosted three four-hour video series.

Scheduled activities for LutherHostel 2007 will feature a reception and dinner with President and Mrs. Dale A. Meyer. Other activities include presentations, class visitation, student-led evening devotions, opportunities for informal interaction with faculty, a private demonstration of the organ at The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and a tour of selected St. Louis area sites. An optional tour of Lutheran historical sites in Perry County, Mo., also is available on Oct. 10, immediately following LutherHostel.

The LutherHostel fee is $325 per person, which includes all meals and refreshments for the event. Housing is available on campus (on a limited basis for an additional cost) or in nearby hotels.

For more information about LutherHostel, contact the Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education and Parish Services at (314) 505-7123 or