E-lert - December 2011

Six degrees of Christmas "Glad tidings" (Or is it 4.74?)

Forget "six degrees of separation." The real number is 4.74! Facebook's data analysis team recently released the results of what it calls "the largest social-networking study ever" and discovered that only 4.74 people separate strangers from each other.

Luther Seminary one of eight U.S. sponsors to plant a reformation garden tree

A well-known story of Martin Luther says that when he was asked what he would do if God's final judgment were to arrive the next day, he replied that he would plant an apple tree. So, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, to take place in 2017, a Luther Garden, which will hold 500 trees, is emerging in the city of Wittenberg, Germany.

Give a gift in support of the future of the church

This Christmas, give to Luther Seminary so future church leaders can be prepared to share the good news of Christ's birth with the world. Generous gifts to the Sustaining Fund this season will support Luther Seminary students.

Experience life at Luther Seminary

God calls us all in very different ways to serve in the world. We invite you to stop and listen for what God may be calling you to do with your life and learn about life at Luther Seminary.