On Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 PM, Delgado Community College’s Criminal Justice and Service Learning Departments will present a talk by Rev. Dr. Craig Rinker, “Understanding the Spiritual Component of Lifelong Learning.” It will take place at the Delgado West Bank Campus, 2600 General Meyer Ave., in LaRocca Hall, Room 129.
Delgado students, faculty and staff and the public are invited to the free event.
Rinker’s talk will focus on why and how spirituality should be developed as part of a commitment of service to the community. Rinker will talk about taking personal responsibility and creating a desire to be an active participant in the community. Attendees will also discover tools that can be used to create unity among diverse groups of people.
The talk is sponsored through a grant from the Teagle Foundation, which has selected Delgado and five other community colleges across the country for support. The Delgado “Teagle Team” is addressing this topic: how to build commitment to civic and moral responsibility for diverse, equitable, healthy and sustainable communities (locally, regionally, nationally and globally).
Rinker has completed 43 years of service in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, retiring from Zion Lutheran Church, St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. He holds a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1971); a Master of Sacred Theology, through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (1975); and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication Theory from the University of Oklahoma (1979).
Rinker has served on the faculty and administration of Concordia University Wisconsin since 1993. He was director of the New Orleans Center for Adult and Continuing Education from 1994 to 2006. Rinker has taught philosophy, history, and speech courses at Delgado Community College, and served as chaplain for Lutheran students at the University of New Orleans and at Tulane University.