King legacy saluted at CUC Jan. 25
Join Concordia University Chicago in celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill at 7:00pm in the Chapel of Our Lord.
The address will follow a day of campus activities to commemorate Dr. King's legacy, including a special chapel service featuring guest preacher Rev.Paul Anderson, founder of New Hope Ministries, and a Campus Awareness Day built upon student organizations and their heritage of service to the community.
Dr. Hill is one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. He is the host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World with Black Enterprise, which airs Sunday mornings on TV One. He has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets such as NPR, Washington Post, Essence magazine, and The New York Times and has been a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor. In fall 2009, he joined the faculty of Columbia University as associate professor of education at Teachers College.
In the morning chapel service, Rev. Paul W. E. Anderson will be the guest preacher. He has served The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod for over 35 years. On February 11, 2001, he was installed by the LCMS as Missionary-at-Large for South Chicago area with the task of starting a new ministry at Hope Lutheran Church. Together with his wife Mrs. Judith S. Anderson, they founded New Hope Ministries and New Hope Lutheran School. The new ministry was officially chartered as a congregation of the English District of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod on May 22, 2005. On February 12, 2006, Paul was installed as pastor of New Hope Ministries.
For the past seven years, he has also been serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chicago. In April 2009, Judith chaired the transition committee to close Luther South High School in Chicago. After working in the building around the students, she and her husband decided to work to restart the school and the New Luther High School of Math, Science, Fine and Performing Arts opened in September 2009. Judith is assistant executive director at the school as well as the Executive director of New Hope Ministries.
Prior to his arrival in Chicago in 2001, Paul served 17 years at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and also at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His service with the LCMS began in 1975 at Concordia College in Portland, Oregon.