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Director's Word: Pacing Yourself for the Long Haul

What does it mean for you to refuel? How do you stay not only healthy and whole for one or two years of internship, but balanced for ten to twenty years? Many of our current CPL, CPE, or internship students are walking alongside a supervisor who has found a way to strike a balance. It won’t be perfect, but it will be a model. And we want you to see it, because we know that discovering this rhythm for your life will give you the greatest longevity and joy in serving in the church.


Privilege, Power, and the Cycle of Gospel Living: Lessons from the Kaleidoscope Institute

In March, I was fortunate to attend a powerful intercultural training week. The Catalyst program, hosted as a partnership between Luther Seminary and the Kaleidoscope Institute, served as a deep dive into difficult issues of race, culture, privilege, and power. I'd like to talk a little bit about that and share a powerful exercise with you today.

As a white male growing up in the United States, I have historically been minimally aware of my privilege throughout my life. However, I have had some moments

Black Lives Matter: A Message From Rev. Brad Froslee

On November 15, 2015, Minneapolis police shot and killed Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old, unarmed black man. On March 30, 2016, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman led a press conference to share that no charges would be filed and that no further investigation would take place. As a result of that decision, many in the Twin Cities community continue to feel a depth of hurt, grief, outrage, and betrayal. In response to this pain and confusion, Luther Seminary alum and ELCA pastor Rev. Brad Froslee penned

Trauma and Its Aftermath: Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock at First Christian Church, Minneapolis MN

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Minneapolis is launching a community workshop and lecture series entitled Voices: Addressing Issues That Affect the Church and Wider Community. The first series, "Trauma And Its Aftermath: Moral Injury and Moral Meaning-Making," will feature Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock and will occur May 13-14, 2016 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located in the SpringHouse Ministry Center at 610 West 28th St. in Minneapolis.

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Hiring: Director of Faith Formation

Lynnhurst Congregational United Church of Christ is searching for an energetic and creative person to serve as its Director of Faith Formation. The Director will be responsible to work with the Senior Pastor and the Christian Education Committee to implement Sunday school activities for children, to develop age-appropriate activities for middle and high school youth, to plan and stage intergenerational events for families, and to coordinate a special summer youth trip. The position is half-time (20

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