MLC Visiting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar Program's purpose is to bring visiting scholars to MLC who have knowledge of the world and the direction the political environment is headed, along with their personal unique gifts and perspectives, as well as a spiritual emphasis.  

Overall, We are seeking to learn more about how Christian communities and individuals live cope and react to the challenges that all face as well as to understand our own situation and find ways to respond

Objectives of the Visiting Scholar program are as follows: 

  • To understand the world view and how the future might be impacted by current political circumstances and spiritual unrest
  • To learn about the impact that the eradication of Christian religious sites along with the corresponding loss of life would have on future generations as well as the transmission of the Christian faith in the future
  • To explore how we might influence the future direction of our government
  • To explore what we might do on an individual level to ensure the continuation of Judeo/Christian ways of life

In 2021

We welcomed Dr. Scott Sullivan 
Author, Teacher, Apologetics  Scholar, Dr. Sullivan lectured on: 
The importance of God when it comes to morality and a Christian critique of communism. 

Third Annual VSP
David Zahl, Author of “SeculosityHow Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It.”

David brought to us the all-too-real topic of how our everyday activities in life often provide more meaning than they should, and yes, even take the place of God in our lives.

Second Annual VSP
“A Reformation Visit” with our special guests Pastor Schuschke, who portrayed Martin Luther. 

And a discussion with Andreas Sturm, a German Theologian who came from Neulussheim, Germany to speak to us about Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Inaugural VSP
Dr. Mitri Raheb, the most widely published Palestinian theologian to date. Dr. Raheb is a Lutheran Palestinian Pastor who serves Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. 

Dr. Raheb presentation: “Assuring that Christianity Survives and Thrives in the Holy Land”