Story Magazine - First Quarter, 2009
If you want to see where the energy is in the church today, go visit a new mission start.
Luther Seminary intensified its focus on missional development in the 2000-2005 strategic plan, Serving the Promise of Our Mission.
If you had to guess which section of the Sunday newspaper God would be most interested in, what would
In a time when the Bible was newly translated from Latin to common language, Martin Luther decided to bring God's word front and center into the homes of parishioners.
Luther Seminary has long been known for producing outstanding preachers, but two new efforts aim to deepen preaching skills for pastors already in the parish.
"Quit preparing your graduates for a church that no longer exists." This was the challenge a pastor gave then-president David Tiede in 1987.
During finals week at Luther Seminary, a joke told among frantic students when completing assignments is to hold one's arms out, hang the head and declare with exhaustion, "It is finished."
As Christians we are called to read the Bible. What does it mean to read the Bible "for the sake of the world?"
Common wisdom reasons that one can best move into the future when one has a clear sense of the past.
Young clergy members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America met for Convergence, an event inviting those 35 and younger to speak with key leaders of the ELCA who have shaped churchwide policies and ministries, Oct. 26--27.