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November 2017

God is calling us to lead faithful innovation

Our new vision statement emerged following months of deep conversation and engagement with the story in Acts 16:6-15 and with both internal and external constituencies. We have been wondering, thinking, praying and imagining as a community where God's Holy Spirit is leading us to better serve the mission needs of the church.

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Celebrating 10 years of Working Preacher

On Dec. 2, 2007, Luther Seminary published the first set of Working Preacher commentaries.

Since its launch, the site has hosted nearly 20 million visits from 7.6 million users. Today preachers in more than 230 countries and territories find inspiration, interpretation and imagination on

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2017 Advent Devotional

The season of Advent is approaching, and Luther Seminary's 2017 Advent devotional booklet will be available online on Friday, Nov. 17.

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Reformation Festival centers on word and music

Luther Seminary co-hosted with the National Lutheran Choir a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Oct. 27-28. The event brought theologians and musicians together with congregational leaders and members for shared music, meals and conversation.

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The bread guy

"As the grains of wheat once scattered on the hill were gathered into one to become our bread; so may all your people from all the ends of earth be gathered into one in you."

The lines of Marty Haugen's familiar hymn came to life for Dean Safe at his internship at Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, Minn. It was here, during his 2015-2016 internship, that Safe began a ministry of baking fresh bread for the community.

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Book Recommendation

This month sees the publication of the first in a multi-volume series by Luther Seminary professor, Matthew Skinner. The series “A Companion to the ...

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