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Veterans Day Speaker Adam Tietje

7:00pm - 8:00pm EST November 11

Location: Wright Leppien Opera House, 101 E. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801

Adam Tietje’s primary scholarly interests include theological ethics, political theology, ethics and care of moral injury and trauma, and military chaplains at the intersection of church and state. 

Adam Tietje served as an active duty US Army chaplain for nine years with ground combat, special operations, and medical units, including a deployment to Afghanistan. He continues to serve as a chaplain in the US Army Reserves. His book, “Toward a Pastoral Theology of Holy Saturday: Providing Spiritual Care for War Wounded Souls,” suggests that pastoral caregivers might understand trauma and moral injury as soul wounds. Sanctuary, lament and confession, and forgiveness and reconciliation are found to provide a direction for the care of such wounds.

Sponsored by the Center for College and Community Engagement and the Alma College MFA in Creative Writing program.

Free and open to the public