E-lert - April 2012

An Easter Message from Ephesus

The role of Ephesus as a central place for missionary proclamation in the New Testament is amazing! Many New Testament writings that focus on the encounter between Paul's Gospel and Greek thinking seem to be related to this incredibly well-preserved ancient city on the west coast of Turkey. Into this place of cultural and religious life, come Paul and the Easter message of resurrection.

Record number of students receive tuition dollars during Scholarship Weekend

"We are so excited about the opportunity to give out these scholarships, thanks to the generosity of our donors," said Sara Wilhelm Garbers, director of admissions. "Historically, 25 percent of incoming M.Div. students received merit-based scholarships. This year's goal is 66 percent."

Luther alum's giving driven by desire to support preparation of strong church leaders

"Luther gave me a splendid theological education. It gave me a balance of what it means to serve the church," says loyal Luther Seminary donor Frank Brocker, '62. "In an era of eroding confidence in the church, it is important to keep faith in the seminaries because that is the starting point."

20th Anniversary of the Festival of Homiletics: Register today!

The Festival of Homiletics celebrates its 20th anniversary May 14-18 in Atlanta. This year's festival will bring together more than 30 of the most influential leaders in homiletics, worship and music. They'll address the topic of transformational preaching at the crossroads. An estimated 1,500-1,800 pastors and congregational leaders are expected to attend.