Diagnosing the Allure of the Radical Gospel (Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer)

Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer
Why is the allure of antinomianism so strong right now? Why are believers powerfully drawn to avoid the wisdom and teaching of the Lord in his Word? In his presentation, Prof. Scaer will delve into the question of why the temptation of the so-called radical gospel is particularly prevalent at this moment in time.


Dr. Peter Scaer joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Exegetical Department in 2000. He serves as professor and chairman of the Exegetical department. His passions include the Gospel of Mark, highlighting the sacramental ministry of Jesus. He loves to show how the life and teachings of Christ anticipates and forms the life of the Church. He did his undergraduate work in the Classics at Indiana University Bloomington. From there he went on to CTSFW (M.Div., 1992), and to Notre Dame, where he earned his M.A. (1995) and completed his doctoral dissertation on the Lukan Passion Narrative (Ph.D., 2001). From 1996 to 2000 Scaer served as the pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Indiana. He is deeply involved in life issues and serves as president of Allen County Right to Life. He is a founding member of Shepherds United, an ecumenical Christian group formed to defend life, natural marriage and religious liberty. He speaks out on the issues that affect both our Church and society, always placing the focus on Christ, who gives us life and defines for us what it means to be truly human. He and his wife, Amy, are blessed with three children.