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ELCA Seminary Leaders Respond to Open Letter Call to Action on Matters of Race and Social Injustice

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

On January 17th, 2015, a large group of African-American presidents and deans in theological education ...

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Luther Seminary Receives $500,000 Grant to Develop and Support Lifelong Homiletical Learning

Friday, December 19, 2014

Luther Seminary has received a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., to support a four-year project called The Learning Preacher: Instilling a Trajectory of Lifelong Homiletical Instruction.

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Michael Morrow named Vice President of Finance and Administration at Luther Seminary

Friday, August 29, 2014

Morrow will step into the role on Oct. 1, 2014.

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David Lose named president of LTSP

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

On May 14, Luther Seminary Professor David Lose was named president of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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Luther Seminary Receives John Templeton Foundation Grant to Explore Science and Faith Conversations

Friday, April 11, 2014

Luther Seminary received a $188,540 planning grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a unique project called Science for Youth Ministry. This project will explore how science and faith are discussed with young people in congregations.

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The Rev. Dr. Robin J. Steinke Named President of Luther Seminary

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Luther Seminary Board of Directors has elected the Rev. Dr. Robin J. Steinke to be the seminary's next president. Steinke is the first woman in the 145-year history of the seminary to be named president. She will succeed the Rev. Rick Foss, who served as interim president since December 2012. Steinke will take office on June 1, 2014.

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President Emeritus Lloyd Svendsbye dies

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Former Luther Seminary president Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye died on Sunday, March 2, in Edina, Minn, surrounded by family and friends. He was 83.

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Luther Seminary Receives Lilly Endowment Grant to Improve the Economic Well-Being of Future Minister

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Luther Seminary has received a $239,500 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers.

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Luther Seminary Community Members Featured in Star Tribune

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Janet Karvonen-Montgomery, Jo Bauman, and Carrie Carroll were all recently featured in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Baby boomers are flocking to church ministry."

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