A Call to Courage, Confession and Love – Christians in a Woke World  


August 27, 2022 — Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA


Presenters:  Rev. Paul Dare & Rev. Dr. Korey Maas

Rev. Paul Dare, B.A. (Concordia, Chicago) M.Div. (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) has served as a parish pastor for more than 20 years. With a love of Christian education for all ages and an engaging style of teaching, leading Bible Studies are the highlight of his work week. He’s the author of Christians in a Woke World: A Call to Courage, Confession, and Love– A Bible Study. He has been published in Seelsorger, DOXOLOGY’s journal, “Escaping Satan’s Funhouse: Believing the Truth in the Care of Disordered Souls” and is currently writing a book on Church Disciple for the Care of Souls for Lexham Press as part of the Lexham Ministry Guides series. Rev. Dare has been featured in a series of interviews on Issues, Etc. regarding Christian living in a woke world and has spoken at multiple conferences. He serves as Senior Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Minnesota.

Rev. Dr. Korey Maas, B.A. (Concordia, Chicago), M.Div. & STM (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis), Ph.D. (Oxford) is a rostered pastor in the Lutheran Church– Missouri Synod and Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan. He previously taught at Concordia University, Irvine, California. He is the author of The Reformation and Robert Barnes: History, theology, and Polemic in Early Modern England; and articles in many journals, magazines and co-editor of Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections (CPH). He also serves on the Board of Regents of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne and as a Member of the Concordia University System board.

Topic:  “Woke” ideology is rampant throughout America. Systemic racism, political correctness, and social justice have been key buzzwords of our day– all forms of Cultural Marxism. Consequently, trust erodes in our congregations, marriages, media and families. Often college students turn from the Christian faith. This Seminar prepares Christians to advocate confidently, purposefully and positively for the biblical vision of human flourishing within their families and in the public square.

Program:  The day begins with Matins in the sanctuary at 8:15 a.m. Rev. Dare will present three 1-hour lectures on the Call to Courage, Confession, and Love– Christians in a Woke World.  Rev. Dr. Maas will present a fourth lecture on Christianity’s Positive Contributions to Culture followed by discussion.

The day concludes with Prayer for Travelers, ending the Seminar by 3:15 p.m. Program details and full schedule are here.

Cost:  $20 Adults ($10 for High School, College, and Seminary students) includes registration, conference materials, lunch and refreshments. (Lunch is guaranteed for those who register before August 16th.)

Who should attend:  Pastors, church workers, and all interested laity– everyone! First come first served; register NOW for this timely seminar.

Pastors:  There is a Friday pre-conference available to you. See below. You can register for both Saturday’s seminar and Friday’s pre-conference for $20 total.

Location:  Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804

Map:  click here

Lodging:  Area hotel options may be found here

Cancellation Policy:  Contact NEwert@doxology.us for more information.


For Pastors: Friday, Aug 26th Pre-conference

Building with a Firm Foundation in a Chaotic World: Speaking with Clarity about the Holy Scriptures 

Presenter:  Rev. Dr. Korey Maas

Program:  Christianity is not only under attack from the world, but within the Church there has been confusion over the vital role of Holy Scripture from Roman Catholic, evangelical, and Orthodox theologians. Given the challenges our congregational members are facing, it is helpful for pastors to carefully consider how we understand, use and speak about Holy Scripture. Dr. Maas will focus on three areas: the sufficiency of Scripture, the clarity of Scripture, and the canon of Scripture. Pre-conference begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26th. Program details and full schedule are here.

Cost:  $0 Pastors, using the “Register” link above. Clergy may register for both the Pre-Conference and the Courage, Confession, and Love Seminar from this web page as well, for a total cost of $20 per pastor.

Location:  Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804

Map:  click here

Lodging:  Area hotel options may be found here

Cancellation Policy:  Contact Newert@doxology.us for more information.


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