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Coming of Age in Omaha
Abstract: Triennial gathering of Lutheran Men in Mission.
The 8th triennial assembly of Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) met July 31 - August 1 in Omaha, Nebraska and elected Norman L. Smith (pictured) of Leawood, Kansas to a three-year term as president of the ELCA's men's ministry organization.
The 2008 Lutheran Men's Gathering ("Coming of Age") was held August 1 - 3 following the assembly at the Hilton Hotel and Qwest Center. Approximately 600 men attended. The "Coming of Age" theme focused on LMM's 20th anniversary, its new relationship with the ELCA and its emphasis on the spirituality of men ages 18-34.Among the featured speakers for the gathering was Tom Osborne, athletic director, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Mr Osborne was head coach of the University of Nebraska football team from 1973 - 1997 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000.
We do not know if the program included a discussion of the ELCA Draft Social Statement on Human Sexuality.