Speakers Bureau - Alvin J. Schmidt

Schmidt_AlvinTo schedule a presentation with Alvin J. Schmidt contact him at 217.371.0637 or by e-mail: .

Dr. Schmidt's presentations are intended for college students and adults. Preferred settings include junior high or senior high classrooms; youth group events; college public forums; college group events; college classrooms; and adult Bible study classes.

Possible topics include:

  • Abortion: the Church's response

  • End-of-Life: Life Under the Cross

  • Lutherans For Life: The Mission, Message, and Manner of LFL

  • Men, Women, and Relationships: Roles of men and women

  • Society: Impacting today's culture

  • Other topics: Biblical basis for the value of human life; early Christianity's opposition to abortion

Dr. Alvin J. Schimdt, lived the first four years of his life in a primitive log cabin in Manitoba, Canada. At age 18, he was accepted into Canada’s highly selective, world-renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He holds the B.A., M. Div., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. He is emeritus professor of sociology at Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois. Previously, he taught at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska; Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina; and at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has also taught part-time at the University of Nebraska and University of Manitoba, Canada. Periodically, he teaches the course "Christianity and Culture" for Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, at its extension at Concordia University, Irvine, California.

His books include Oligarchy in Fraternal Organizations, Fraternal Organizations, The Menace of Multiculturalism: Trojan Horse in America, Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization (now in paperback under the title How Christianity Changed the World), The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and Dust to Dust or Ashes to Ashes? A Biblical and Christian Examination of Cremation.

Schmidt is a recipient of a number of scholarships, awards, and honors. In 1992, he was elected as "Fellow" by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Dr. Schmidt and his wife Carol have two grown sons, both active members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.