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.

November 4

Presenter: Enid Weichselbaum, Zumbro Member
Click here to see the slides used and here to see the handout used.

November 11

Lutherans Serving in the Middle East
Presenter: James Peterson, Lutheran Mideast Development
Lutheran Mideast Development began in 1910 as the Lutheran Orient Mission Society and outreach to Kurds in the eastern Ottoman Empire. It was founded by two leaders of the Norwegian Lutheran Church, L.O. Fossum and Prof. M.O. Wee of Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Lutheran Mideast Development now works with Kurds in eastern Turkey, especially training young women. They also work on the boundary of Turkey and Syria working against the radicalization of youth there. James Peterson will provide information about the Lutheran Mideast Development organization and his call to serve as a worker for peace in the Middle East.

November 18 + 25

Ruth: An Old Story for a New Time
Presenter: Jim Limburg, Zumbro Member
Jim Limburg is back by popular demand to lead a two-part series on the Book of Ruth. This engaging ZED Talk is aligned to our current sermon series on Ruth. Jim will provide thought-provoking context and insights on this Old Testament text. He will also discuss how the Book of Ruth is relevant today. What does this old story say to our time?