April 2013

The Mission Continues

In the last few months, I have shared information about how we're addressing our challenges at the seminary. And while we continue that hard work, I want to shift the focus back to our true mission: to educate leaders—pastors, youth ministers, teachers, missionaries and others—for Christian communities.

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2013 Graduate Preaching Fellowship recipient follows her call

Palm Sunday in Salasaca, Ecuador, 2008—The Wycliffe Bible translators had just completed translating Sunday's reading into the native language of the Quichua tribe. They arrived at worship to proclaim the gospel to the gathered assembly. The reaction of the congregation was a testament to what hearing God's story means for God's people.

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WorkingPreacher.org: Now even better!

A new and improved version of WorkingPreacher.org, a site that provides biblical interpretation resources for preachers, launched on April 11.

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David Rutlen helps create leaders for the church

The church was part of David Rutlen's life even before he was born. His grandfather, whom Rutlen never knew, pastored a Finnish-speaking congregation. And Rutlen's father, who died in 2004, always wanted to be a pastor.

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Join us for Rethinking Evangelism!

Wondering how to live out and share the good news of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic society? Come learn from others who have pondered the same question at Rethinking Evangelism: Faithful Witness in a New Apostolic Era, July 22-24 at Luther Seminary.

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