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500th Anniversary of Protestantism

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Protestantism at North Central University

Join North Central in commemorating this milestone anniversary in the history of Protestantism! Come to campus for special guest lectures, chapel speakers, and more.

Welcoming special guest Veli-Matti KÄrkkÄinen!

500th Anniversary of Protestantism celebration with Veli-Matti Karkkainen

Hear from Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen(Dr.Theol.Habil., University of Helsinki), Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and Docent of Ecumenics at the University of Helsinki.

A native of Finland, Kärkkäinen has also lived and taught theology in Thailand. An ordained Lutheran minister (ELCA), he is a part-time associate pastor for the Finnish Lutheran Church in California and Texas. Kärkkäinen is also a leading expert of the Pentecostal-Charismatic theology, including representation in various international dialogues and consultations. He has also participated widely in the ecumenical, theological, and interreligious work and is a member of the Building Bridges Muslim-Christian Dialogue.


Monday, October 23

  • 11 a.m. | Chapel speaker: Dr. Kärkkäinen | Lindquist Sanctuary
  • 7 p.m. | Lecture by Dr. Kärkkäinen: “Recovering and Re-sourcing the Reformation Doctrine of Justification for the Sake of the Pluralistic World” | Lindquist Sanctuary

Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. | Chapel speaker: Dr. Kärkkäinen | Lindquist Sanctuary
  • 7 p.m. | Dialogue with representatives from the “Catholic/Evangelical Dialogue”
    • Evangelicals: Glen Menzies, Bonn Clayton
    • Catholics: William Stevenson, Christian Washburn

Wednesday, October 25

  • 11 a.m. | Chapel speaker: Dr. Kärkkäinen | Lindquist Sanctuary

Dr. Kärkkäinen will be speaking to students in classes each of the three days he is here.