Admissions News - January 2011
Welcome to the New Year—and to Luther Seminary!
A blessed Epiphany to you! I hope you find this first 2011 edition of our e-newsletter an open invitation to the Luther Seminary community. There are fine pieces about our upcoming visit day, called Day in the Life, along with stories from one of Luther's professors and several current students. Please note the calendar of events, especially if you are planning a visit in the near future.
Day in the Life helped Briana Rynerson discover where she was meant to be
Briana Rynerson, a first-year Master of Arts student, discovered her love for theology in what she describes as random ways: a combination of a trip to Jinja, Uganda to visit her sister, a feeling of being "weird" for enjoying reading theology, and the persistent feeling that something was missing in her life, despite all its blessings. But it was a conversation at a party that helped Rynerson realize her "hobby" could be a big part of her life.
Michael Rusert, M.Div., reflects on the path that led him to seminary
Michael Rusert, originally from Monticello, Minn., is an M.Div. middler with a concentration in Children, Youth and Family Ministry. He received his undergraduate degree from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn.
Q&A: Rolf Jacobson, associate professor of Old Testament
Rolf Jacobson received his M.Div. degree from Luther in 1991 and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2000. He recently co-authored two books, "Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms" and "Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms."
Graduate Preaching Fellows embrace year of travel
The most recent recipients of the Graduate Preaching Fellowship will each have several stamps added to their passports. The 2009 Graduate Preaching Fellowship recipient Jennifer Grangaard recently returned from a year traveling to Kenya, Tanzania, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy and other European countries.