Convocation for the Theology of the Cross

What's Up This Year?

Ken Sundet JonesThe guest speaker for the 2021 Convocation for the Theology of the Cross will be Ken Sundet Jones. Dr. Jones is a professor of Theology and Philosophy at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, and he loves teaching undergrads. He was born in Heidelberg, which must be why he likes Luther so much. He was shaped by the Sturgis motorcycle rally in his hometown and by summers at his grandparents’ cattle ranch. His doctoral dissertation covered 16th-century German evangelical funeral preaching. And he knows how to do knitting and Scandinavian flat-plane woodcarving.

This year’s theological conference will be an exciting exploration of the Augsburg Confession which provides a toolkit for navigating our changing world and continues to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in clear and articulate ways.

Due to the continued pandemic and its limits on how we gather this year we have made a number of changes in how the conference will look.

First of all, the event will just be a one-day event on Monday, February 8, from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Secondly, this year’s event will be held in various locations similar to the 2020 Convention in September. 

The speaker will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. There are approximately eight churches that are willing to host participants at their churches where the speaker will be broadcast via zoom. This will allow for less travel for some of you along with smaller gathered groups. But, it will still allow you to gather in fellowship with one another which the Board of Theology and Ministry feels is so very important for all of us at this time of isolation.


Gathering and Worship at each site

  • 9:00 – Presentation 1 – Dr. Ken Jones, Grand View University
  • 10:00 – Q and A
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Presentation 2 – Dr. Ken Jones
  • 11:45 – Q and A
  • 12:15 – Lunch break
  • 1:00 – Augustana District and BTM Update/Report
  • 1:45 – Panel Discussion and Dr. Ken Jones
  • 2:45 – Break
  • 3:00 – Q and A
  • 3:30 – Closing Worship



Hutchinson ($40 per person)
Dawson ($25 per person)
Duluth($25 per person)
Hawley ($25 per person)
Howard Lake ($25 per person)

New York:

Sanborn ($25 per person)

South Dakota:

Watertown ($25 per person)


Odessa ($25 per person)


Clintonville ($25 per person)

Registration Details

Methods of Payment:
Via Credit CardRegister online here

Via CheckRegister via snail-mail making check payable to:
Augustana District
335 Main St. S.
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Phone: 320-234-8403
E-mail: [email protected]

Registration fee includes lunch. Anyone not registered by January 25 is not guaranteed to be included in the lunch count. Please contact the office BEFORE January 25 if you have special dietary needs.

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