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May 2013

Called to lead … and follow

On May 19, Luther Seminary celebrated the graduation of 132 future church leaders at Commencement. Interim President Rick Foss was chosen by the senior class to give the sermon that day.

Below is an excerpt from that touching and encouraging address, based on John 14.


At Luther Seminary we have a mission. It goes like this: "Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities, called and sent by the Holy Spirit, to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God's world." Right? Right! "We educate leaders...

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Remember a loved one with a gift from the heart

Trying to find the perfect gift to mark an important occasion? Consider giving a tax-deductible memorial or honorarium gift through Luther Seminary's Gifts from the Heart program.

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Scholarships still available!

The deadline for 2013-2014 scholarships is fast approaching!

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Refer a Christian public leader

As we strive to deliver on our mission, we need your partnership more than ever in identifying future Christian public leaders.

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Time to rethink evangelism?

Join us for Rethinking Evangelism: Faithful Witness in a New Apostolic Era, July 22-24. Rethinking Evangelism is an opportunity to take an honest look at how we might share and live the good news of the gospel with integrity.

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God Pause offers daily heart-to-heart reflections

Hub Nelson, M. Div. '62, remembers Edna Hong, celebrated author and beloved professor, speaking to a group of pastors. She said, "When you preach and when ...

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Blessings brings students and donors together

On May 9, donors and student scholarship recipients came together at the annual Blessings event. Together they enjoyed a meal and prayer service.

Christy ...

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Explore Stewardship with Adults under 40

Are you interested in engaging young adults in stewardship conversations and in growth in generosity?

For three days, leading congregational and synodical ...

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Preaching at the Crossroads: 2013 Celebration of Biblical Preaching

The world keeps changing at a rapid pace. We scroll through pages on an e-reader instead of leafing through books. We can connect with someone across the ...

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Bookstore Recommends

This month the bookstore recommends "Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture" by Walter Brueggemann. The author invites the reader ...

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