Concordia College, Bronxville, sponsored a “One-Day Seminary” today (November 5, 2011), with a bevy of engaging speakers on provocative questions assigned by Bronxville President, Dr. Viji George.

Rev. Dr. David Scaer at Concordia College, Bronxville

Leading the pack this morning was the Rev. Dr. David Scaer, a native New Yorker who has taught at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1966. His assigned question was; “What side of the bed should the Church get up on? The Tea Party or the New York Times?”

Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer speaking at Concordia College, Bronxville.

The Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, next held forth on the question: “What’s a church to do in a pluralistic society?”

LCMS President Matthew Harrison at Concordia College, Bronxville

LCMS President Matthew Harrison spoke to a packed house last night at a “Town Hall Meeting” also sponsored by Concordia–answering questions from participants in an “open-mic” format. This morning he will engage the assigned question: “Is the LCMS thriving or just surviving?”

This afternoon Concordia’s “One-Day Seminary” will conclude with two additional speakers. The Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, pastor at Redeemer, Bronx, will engage the provocative question: “Can a Christian be a socialist?” The Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, pastor of Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, Minnesota, will conclude the day engaging the question: “Does what happens in the pulpit make a difference in the pews?”

Today’s event was well-attended by pastors, laity, students, and future church workers. Kudos to President Viji George and Concordia Bronxville for sponsoring this successful event!