Religion played a major role in the shaping of America from colonial times to the present. Moderator Kip Allen welcomes guests Professor Matthew Spalding of HIllsdale College and the Rev. Dr. Dan Harmelink of the Concordia Historical Institute.
Matthew Spalding is Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C. As such he oversees the operations of the Kirby Center and the various academic and educational programs of Hillsdale in the nation’s capital.
Rev. Dr. Dan Harmelink is the Executive Director of the Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis. The Concordia Historical Institute, the official Department of Archives and History of the LCMS, holds more than 2.5 million documents and 7,500 artifacts tracing Lutheran history in the United States and the world. CHI also operates the Lutheran History Museum in St. Louis; administers the Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Perry County, Mo.; and publishes Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, the oldest journal devoted to American Lutheran history. Its research facilities are open to the public.