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Dr. Thomas Jacobson, Pastor of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lindy, Nebraska Luther Seminary Ph. D. Thesis topic Hauge Movement in America

The stained glass windows in Mindekirken’s sanctuary feature three great men significant to Norwegian Christianity—Saint Olaf, Martin Luther and Hans Nielsen Hauge. Why is he in this pantheon?

This will launch our annual lecture series on Hauge, among others, who have contributed to the growth of the Norwegian Lutheran church both here and in Norway.

Come to hear Pastor Thomas Jacobson lecture on him. There will be music and refreshments.

Thomas Jacobson currently serves part-time as pastor of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lindy, Nebraska and as adjunct instructor of historical theology at the Institute of Lutheran theology in Brookings, South Dakota. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Augustana University (SD) in 2002, his Master of Divinity degree at Luther Seminary in 2006, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree also at Luther Seminary in 2018. His main research interest is American Lutheran history, especially the Scandinavian-American church experience. He resides in Menno, South Dakota where his wife serves as pastor. They have three children, all of whom have names inspired by their Scandinavian ancestry. He is delighted to share information about the inspiring and often misunderstood figure of Hans Nielsen Hauge.

accessible entrance – north doors