Concordia University, Nebraska will welcome Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, first vice president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Atlantic District, to campus Jan. 21 as part of an annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Taylor will present his keynote, “Let Freedom Ring,” at 7 p.m., in the Weller Hall auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Taylor is the pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in The Bronx, New York and he is the LCMS president’s representative to the LCMS Board for National Mission. Taylor is an adjunct instructor for Concordia College New York, and has served as an adjunct instructor for Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a national and international presenter, he has designed worship services, preached, taught, lectured, spoken and led music for many Lutheran, Christian, ecumenical and civic gatherings in diverse settings.
While on campus, Taylor will lead the daily chapel service and meet with various classes and student groups. After giving his keynote presentation, he will host a question and answer session.
This event is also part of the Looking Beyond Speaker Series, sponsored by the Regina E. Maehr and Martin J. Maehr Lectureship Endowment.