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2017 Spring Symposium at Lutheran Child & Family Services
May 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
What: LCFS Spring Symposium
Date / Time: May 18, 2017 @ 9:00am
Topic: The Pedagogy of Faith
Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Oberdeck – Concordia University Wisconsin
Where: Lutheran Child and Family Services (1525 N. Ritter Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219)
How do we teach the faith in a world that is rapidly changing? What impact does the world around us have on our imparting of knowledge and spiritual truths to those we encounter? What is happening to our brains with our technology usage and what role does this have on learning? It is with these questions and more that we focus our attention for our spring symposium. The reality is not as the picture on this page would indicate. This is a postcard from the early 1900’s where the artist was depicting what the year 2000 would look like for learning. This is hardly the case. Learning and certainly digesting knowledge is not as easy as putting a book in grinder and it all appear in our brains. But how do we learn today and in particular, how do we learn the ancient yet completely relevant truths of God’s Word? Our guest speaker is Rev. Dr. John Oberdeck of Concordia University Wisconsin.
A light breakfast will be served prior to the beginning of the event.
Rev Dr. John Oberdeck is the Director of Lay Ministry and Coordinator for Lay Studies at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne in 1974 with a degree in Biblical languages. He earned his M.S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1976. Dr. Oberbeck completed is M. Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1979. In 1999, he completed his Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Univ. of Missouri Columbia.
Dr. Oberdeck served in three parishes prior to joining the faculty of Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 1989. In July 2002, he accepted the call to serve at Concordia University Wisconsin. He has had numerous articles published in Lutheran Education, Teacher Interaction, the The Lutheran Witness and others. He is the author of Eutychus Youth: Applied Theology for Youth Ministry published in 2010. Learn more here: https://online.cuw.edu/faculty-staff/john-oberdeck/