Ministry in Context

Interested in Urban and Multicultural Immersion? Introducing Pray and Break Bread Trips!

Did you enjoy our First Week "Day In Context" trips to Intercultural Ministry, Peace and Justice, and Chaplaincy sites? Do you want to visit more places like Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, Shobi's Table, Messiah/Center for Changing Lives, the Hmong Market, or Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services? Read more for photos, as well as information about the new urban and multicultural site visits we are preparing!

Luther students, staff, faculty are invited to join Cross-Cultural Education

Interested in Cross-Cultural Education? New SCUPE, El Salvador Opportunities!

There will be several new SCUPE courses available this Fall and Winter, as well as a new LTSP J-Term travel trip to El Salvador. Please see the following details below. Please also check the Cross-Cultural Education website for additional postings and updates: http://www.luthersem.edu/crosscultural/default.aspx.

SCUPE S-H 307: Eco-Justice: A Vision for a Sustainable City  

The church has a significant role in developing a holistic vision for a sustainable city as an outworking of the

A School That Looks Right: A Reflection on Change

One of the side-road routes I take when driving from my home to the Luther Seminary campus takes me past an aging elementary school in St. Paul. It is neither the shortest route nor the quickest, but I drive that route because I like to look at that school.

I like the view because to me it looks like a school is supposed to look, meaning it looks like the schools I went to back in the mists of the ancient past. When my gaze falls on that school I know what the rooms look like and smell like and feel

Preparing for Cluster Meetings? Find the Fall Schedule Here!

Twice per year in the fall and spring, all Internship supervisors and pastoral interns around the country are hosted by the nearest ELCA seminary for something called the "cluster meeting." At the cluster meeting, supervisors and pastoral interns enjoy a chance to meet, talk, ask questions, provide feedback, and learn from other partners in the Internship experience. These are valuable sessions and they contribute greatly to the Internship in both semesters. (They are also a fun way to get to know

Questions About Internship and Insurance? Click Here!

This past year has produced many changes in the health insurance industry which have affected Contextual Learning’s requirements and expectations for this component of congregational support in 2014-2015. The launch of the Affordable Care Act means that most students who are not covered through an employer’s policy now have the option to purchase individual coverage through a state-sponsored insurance marketplace, as an alternative to the policy currently offered through Luther Seminary.

Wrapping Up Internship? Circle Your Calendar for the Internship Debriefing Program!

Over the past few years, Contextual Learning has developed a pattern of welcoming returning interns by listening to your stories, and inviting you to listen to each other's stories, about internship. This year we'll do this on Wednesday, September 3, from 1:30-5:00 p.m.

We know the return to campus can be rough. We know you've grown in your leadership, and have lived into the role of pastor through the experiences you've had on internship. We want to offer you an opportunity to continue reflecting

Working on Summary Paragraphs? New Form D, Now With More Words!

Are you wrapping up Internship and/or preparing for approval? The ELCA has recently transitioned to a new Form D, now featuring a lengthier word count. Rather than 600 characters for summary paragraphs, new Forms D can include 900 characters!

Interested in Contextual Opportunities for MDivs? Join Christian Public Leader (FE 0525)!

Christian Public Leader is a short-term, part-time contextual education placement. Here, students can explore academic and theological questions in a real-world environment in dialog with contextual site educators. This program partners effectively with other tagged courses that require a contextual/immersion experience in a congregation- or community-based organization. Additionally, with this context as their primary conversation partner, students will critically reflect on themselves as leaders,

Interested in Urban and Multicultural Immersion? Introducing Pray and Break Bread Trips!

Who are your neighbors here in the Twin Cities? How might relationships with members of diverse communities, cultures, and faith traditions transform your understanding of what it means to be a Christian in community in this time and place?

Luther students, staff, faculty are invited to join Cross-Cultural Education for Pray and Break Bread, four off-campus trips in which we will leave the Luther bubble; meet area community members, religiously-motivated activists, and faith leaders; break bread

Interested in Cross-Cultural Education? New SCUPE, Lutheran World Federation Events Available!

There will be a new SCUPE Public Theology in the City class starting this September, this time hosted by Pastor Chris Berthelsen at First Lutheran Church in St. Paul.  The dates are September 19-20Oct. 17-18, and Dec 5-6.  Pastor Jim Erlandson will be team teaching this course.  The Public Theology in the City course will deal with poverty, race, and hunger issues in the Dayton's Bluff community of St. Paul. For more information, please contact Pastor Erlandson at Lutheran