ZED Talks



Fireside Room

Zumbro’s Adult Forum stimulates the mind, engages the heart, and challenges people to grow in their understanding of important topics in our lives and the life of faith.

Watch past Adult Forums online here.

January 6 – The Future of Zumbro’s Building Focus Group

Zumbro is at an important time in our history. As downtown grows toward our location with opportunities for ministry and mission and challenges of an aging building, Zumbro’s leadership is exploring a number of ways to take advantage of these opportunities while addressing our challenges. The congregation is a vital part of how we move forward. This focus group, and others like, it will give helpful background information as well as an opportunity for you to provide input and feedback about the process.

Three-Week Series on the Work and Influence of Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Back by popular demand, Professor Lori Brandt Hale of Augsburg University takes us on a deeper dive into the life and influence of German Lutheran theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

January 13:  The Theology and Ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

An exploration of some of Bonhoeffer’s key theological and ethical ideas, including costly grace, Stellvertretung (vicarious representative action), and religionless Christianity.

January 20: The Battle for Bonhoeffer

An overview of the various interpretations, uses, and abuses of Bonhoeffer’s work in academic and public discourse.

(See Stephen R. Haynes’ new book The Battle for Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump (Eerdmans 2018).)

January 27: Is This a Bonhoeffer Moment?

A discussion of the question “Is This a Bonhoeffer Moment?” and review of the work of the International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section.