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Story Magazine

Spring/Summer 2017

Engaging in God’s work

"...if anyone is in Christ there is a new creation." --2 Cor. 5:17

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Contextual learning: Giving theology hands

At Luther Seminary, students receive a rigorous and practical theological education based on classroom study and reflection about what it means to be a leader in today's church.

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The life changing power of CPE

What makes someone a pastor? Where does the ability come from? Emily Kuenker discovered the answers to these questions during one transformative summer of intensive clinical pastoral education.

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Broadening horizons

August was a month of excited uncertainty for M.Div. Student Tim Schroeder. Unlike most students, who intern close to home or in another state, Tim was setting off for an internship abroad.

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Celebrating the Reformation

Roughly six months after playing a key role in the historic joint ecumenical commemoration of the reformation by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church in Lund and Malmজ, Sweden last October, Luther Seminary professor Dirk Lange is now prepping for a second big gathering.

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A three-year embedded internship

Playing music on the road. A missed call from his wife's pastor. An afternoon of phone tag and ever-increasing wonder. It sounds like the beginning of a Hollywood movie, but for Taylor Wilson, '16, it was the start of something that would change his life, fortunately, in an incredibly positive way.

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In-person training for online learners

Seeing God's Fingerprints: Brook Seaford
A small church with many people: Ele Clay

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The bread guy

"As the grains of wheat once scattered on the hill were gathered into one to become our bread; so may all your people from all the ends of earth be gathered into one in you." The lines of Marty Haugen's familiar hymn came to life for Dean Safe at his internship at Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

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Giving back to help prepare leaders

For Rev. Kelly Chatman, senior pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis, a deep relationship with Luther Seminary takes many forms.

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Supporting the Formation of Church Leaders

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