Monday, February 24, 2014


On Sunday, February 23rd, Our Savior's Lutheran had the privilege of hearing the Reverend Dr. Richard Simon Hanson proclaim the Gospel and work with the confirmation class.

There is an article about him in the current issue of Inspire[d] magazine. Here's what it says about him:

Dr. Richard Simon Hanson grew up in rural Wisconsin with a love of farm life that has led a journey of learning, teaching, and sharing. He was ordained, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and is a Professor Emeritus of Religion at Luther College where he taught for almost 40 years. He and his wife, Rita, were married for over 55 years and had four children throughout their life's adventures. A highly respected storyteller, Chaplain, caregiver, mentor and educator, Richard Simon now spends many days a week volunteering and visiting with those giving and receiving skilled, nursing home, and hospice care. He was a member of the Dead Sea Scrolls archaeology and translation team, and was awareded the Carnegie Foundation 'US Professor of the Year Award' for Iowa in 1998. He is author of several theological and related works, including his own translation of the Book of Psalms. Hanson is also featured in the eight-part DVD series "How the Bible Happened."

Follow this link to read the whole article:

Pastor Laura Gentry with the Rev. Dr. Richard Simon Hanson

Dr. Hanson speaking with the confirmation class