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August 7, 2005 Guest - Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson
Program: A Duct Tape Bible
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Born in Minneapolis on Dec. 2, 1946, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 1964, and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Augsburg College in 1968. He was a Rockefeller Fellow at Union Theological Seminary from 1968 to 1969, received a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1972, and attended Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., from 1973 to 1974. He was a Merrill Fellow at Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass., in 1979.

Following his ordination in 1974, Hanson served as pastor at Prince of Glory Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, from 1973 to 1979; Edina Community Lutheran Church, Edina, Minn., from 1979 to 1988; and University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, from 1988 to 1995. He was elected bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in 1995, and had been reelected to a second term as synodical bishop prior to his election as presiding bishop of the ELCA in 2001. << more about Bishop Hanson


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