Story Magazine

Spring/Summer, 2010

An Unconventional Classroom

This fall, three Luther Seminary students entered dorm life in a whole new way. Jane Harris, Nile Sandeen and Carl Joyner moved into apartments at Augustana Health Care Center, a senior housing facility in Minneapolis, where they are getting an immersion experience in pastoral care with the elderly.

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Luther Seminary alumni/ae—Called back to the Seminary

A Seminary staff member told me an incredible story last week about her first kiss with her husband. I don't usually hear such stories, of course. "But this one was different," she told me, "because it took place on campus."

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Service with a smile: Luther volunteers serve using unique gifts

Each Wednesday morning, Luther Seminary's library is a calm, quiet place. The room upstairs is a different story.

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Answering the call

The idea of being called by God into ministry usually evokes a pulpit, a collar or a lifetime of service in a faraway destination. But two Luther grads have built a nonprofit ministry around a different definition of the word "call."

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Alum-in-Residence Greg Van Dunk sees change, hope on Luther seminary campus

The first thing Greg Van Dunk noticed when he stepped back on Luther Seminary's campus was that the student body seemed a lot younger.

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Q&A with Susan Stekel Rippley, Archives volunteer

How did you become interested in volunteering at Luther Seminary?

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Full circle: From intern pastor to internship supervisor

In less than 10 years, Geoff Sinibaldo has gone from intern pastor to internship supervisor--all at the same church where he first grew in his ministry.

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International students hand-pick theological books for their home countries

Ph.D. student Sekenwa Briska knows firsthand the need for good theological books.

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Paul Harrington, '71, returns to Luther Seminary as interim campus pastor

In his first years of ministry, just after graduating from Luther Seminary, Paul Harrington had a recurring dream. "It was Sunday morning, and I had not a note on my pulpit, not a thought in my brain," recalls Harrington. "And in the first three rows were seminary faculty with their notepads. I would wake up in a cold sweat."

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Sandy Rothschiller Focuses on Spiritual and Financial Wellness

As the Region 3 outreach coordinator for the ELCA Board of Pensions, Sandy Rothschiller knows she has her work cut out for her.

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Kirsten Laderach: Servant Leadership Unmasked

From my initial meeting of Pastor Yehiel Curry in January 2009 to the last day I spent at Shekinah Chapel, I was in the company of a true friend and mentor.

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Loren Halvorson, 1927-2010

The Rev. Dr. Loren Halvorson, '53, long-time professor and friend of Luther Seminary, died Feb. 16 in Minneapolis of prostate cancer. He was 82.

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