The hermeneutics program seeks to strengthen the capacities of member churches to understand the word of God that comes through Scripture and the Lutheran theological heritage that looks to renew the church and society.
We focus on biblical interpretation in light of the Lutheran tradition and the diverse life situations of the worldwide communion.
Our programs offer Lutherans tools to help them read their Bibles fruitfully.
Bring together theologians from diverse regions of the LWF to read together chosen texts of the Bible and Luther’s works, focusing on a particular issue
Publish consultation documents for the broader communion
Hold hermeneutics workshops for member churches to strengthen the capacity of pastors
Train theology and seminary faculties in transformative hermeneutics
We arrange regional hermeneutics workshops in consultation with the Department for Mission and Development on various themes that incorporate gender justice and advocacy concerns.
Consultations on the horizon
2014 | Focusing on Matthew’s gospel | Chicago
2015 | Focusing on Pauline letters | 24–29 September 2015, Aarhus, Denmark
2016 | Harvesting event feeding into 2017 | Bolivia