The Bjarne W. Teigen Reformation Lectures are an annual tradition at Bethany Lutheran College. Each October, guest speakers deliver lectures on topics related to the Lutheran Reformation. Students, pastors from around the region, and others attend the informative series.
2021 - "We Confess Jesus Christ"
The 2021 Lectures took place October 28–29, 2021 at Bethany Lutheran College.
Early Church Christology
– Dr. Joel Elowsky, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
Early Modern Lutheran Christology
– Dr. Carl Beckwith, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
Modern Lutheran Christology
– Dr. Jack Kilcrease, Lutheran Institute of Theology, Brookings, South Dakota
2020 – Audio replay of inaugural Reformation Lectures
In place of in-person lectures for 2020 (postponed until 2021), we presented this audio recording of the very first Reformation Lecture hosted on a snowy day in 1965 in the banquet room of the Viking Motel, Mankato, Minnesota. Rev. Erling Teigen gives us the modern-day introduction from the podcast studio at Bethany Lutheran College.
- Dr. Hermann Sasse – March 1965
2019 - "Lutheran Preaching through the Centuries"
Preaching in the Reformation
– Dr. Paul Robinson, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Preaching in the Nineteenth Century
– Dr. Thomas Kuster, Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, MN
—Pres. Emeritus Paul Wendland, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI
The lectures will take place at Bethany Lutheran College, S. C. Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Mankato, Minnesota, beginning October 31 at 10:30 a.m. These lectures delve into the Reformation heritage with presentations on the history and theology of Lutheranism with application to the teaching and practice in the Lutheran church today. The lectures are presented in free conference format.
- 2017 Reformation Lectures featuring Dr. Erik Herrmann
- 2017 Reformation Lectures featuring Professor Erling Teigen
- 2017 Reformation Lectures featuring Rev. James Langebartels
- 2017 Reformation Lectures Discussion
- 2016 Reformation Lectures featuring Dr. David Lumpp
- 2016 Reformation Lectures featuring Dr. Ronald Ziegler
- 2016 Reformation Lectures featuring Dr. Charles Cortright
- 2016 Reformation Lectures Discussion
Video or audio from prior years may be available. Please contact us for more information.