E-lert

January 2013

Faithfulness in a time of transition

Editor's Note:  In mid-December, we announced that changes were occurring at Luther Seminary. After 10 years at the seminary, President Bliese resigned. A few days later Rick Foss was named as the interim president. We also indicated that we have some financial challenges that we are in the process of addressing. Click here to read two recent news releases that cover these topics.

We are pleased to welcome Interim President Rick Foss as the author of the president's monthly Elert article.


It is a bittersweet thing for me to be writing this article. I wish there were no financial difficulties at Luther, and my friend Rick Bliese were writing it. That is not the case.

As you know, there have been significant changes here at Luther in the past month. I have agreed to serve as interim president and am privileged to do so. I look forward to these monthly updates to you, friends and alums of Luther Seminary.

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Student supports fellow distributed learners following God’s call

As students return to campus after the holidays with renewed energy for their calling and studies, we remember the community of supporters that enables them to serve God's world. Entering the New Year, we are grateful for the commitment and generosity expressed to our students in 2012, and we are excited to imagine the opportunities ahead with new and renewed support.

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Addressing change at Mid-Winter Convocation

The church is experiencing great change. Amidst crises and opportunities, congregations struggle with the evolving landscape.

Mid-Winter Convocation at Luther Seminary will delve into how the church must respond through this year's theme, Worship in a Time of Change.

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Krista Tippett to talk “On Being” at Luther Seminary

Krista Tippett knows how to talk about God.  The granddaughter of a Southern Baptist preacher, she launched a journalism career with the New York Times and attended Yale Divinity School.  Now the host of the Peabody-winning Minnesota Public Radio show On Being, she will visit the Luther Seminary campus Feb. 19.

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