Kessler Conversations 2020

Pitts was delighted to host Professor Anna M. Johnson in the library’s inaugural Kessler Conversation with over 70 attendees last week! In case you missed this insightful session on “Christian Ethics in Times of Plague,” you can view the recording on demand from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t forget to register for the next two installments in this fall’s Kessler Conversation series on “disease, healing, and pastoral care in the 16th century,” in addition to the live streamed Reformation Day Worship Service led by Bishop Leila M. Ortiz of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod of the ELCA. View details and sign up for free at

Professor Erik HeinrichsPlague in the Reformation Era

A Kessler Conversation with Professor Erik Heinrichs, Associate Professor of History, Winona State University

Wednesday, October 7, Noon EDT | Register Now

Bishop Ortiz

Reformation Day Worship Service

Bishop Leila M. Ortiz, of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod of the ELCA will preach at the Reformation Day Service.

Thursday, Octboer 29, 11am EDT | Watch Live Stream


Professor Ronald Rittgers

The Reformation of Suffering

A Kessler Conversation with Professor Ronald Rittgers, Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies and Professor of History and Theology, Valparaiso University

Wednesday, November 4, Noon EDT | Register Now


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