Story Magazine - Second Quarter, 2004

Stories on the Web

Central America Becomes Teaching Ground for 2004-2005 Preaching Fellow

Master of Divinity senior Amanda Olson was set to go on Luther Seminary's crosscultural mission trip to Guatemala this past January when a severe back injury from a sledding accident kept her grounded in the U.S. An admitted "travel bug," Amanda was disappointed not to be going, but there's a silver lining to the story. Now, instead of a few weeks in Guatemala, Amanda will spend a year studying in Central America as the recipient of Luther Seminary's 2004-2005 Graduate Preaching Fellowship. Read more about Amanda's fellowship opportunity.

Faculty and Students Ponder The Passion

It's become a media phenomenon. The Passion of the Christ is the highest grossing independent film ever. It has elicited conversation in congregations, coffeehouses and around the company water cooler. On campus, the Luther Seminary community was invited to a panel discussion March 17 to hear from noted scholars and talk about the film's varying messages. Read the whole story. nbsp;  View the entire panel discussion online.

"Adopted" Seminarian Thankful for Congregation's Generosity

Imagine Jason Bryan-Wegner's amazement when he found out he was adopted...by a congregation. The first-year master of divinity student recently received a letter informing him that American Lutheran Church in Sun City, Ariz., will pay half his tuition throughout his seminary education, as part of Luther Seminary's Adopt-a-Seminarian program. Read more about Jason and American Lutheran Church.


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