, 63, professor emeritus of New Testamentcontinues to serve as director of Vision Slovakia, a partnership ministry of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minn., with the Center for Christian Education in Martin, Slovakia. He and his spouse, Mary Ellen, taught vacation Bible school with elementary students in Martin. He presented a paper on Christian education at the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences World Congress at the University of Zilina in Slovakia.
, presidentco-led a trip to Turkey and Greece following the missionary travels of the Apostle Paul. He attended the International Missiological Society meeting in Canada. He traveled in October to Sweden's Johannalund Seminary to present a paper titled "Theological Education and the Academy."
, archivist and curatorwas elected to the office of secretary for the Archivists of Religious Collections Section of the Society of American Archivists.
, associate dean for first theological degree programspresented "Studying Technology and Ecclesiology in a Multisite Church" at the Ecclesiology and Ethnography conference at Luther Seminary. The paper will be published in the Journal of Contemporary Religion in 2013. He will serve as a peer reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission and has been appointed as the external examiner for the academic programs at Virginia Theological Seminary.
, 66, professor emeritus of systematic theologyspoke at a breakfast meeting at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, and preached at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul. He led adult forums at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Mounds View, Minn.
, 57, professor emeritus of systematic theologywas one of three reviewers of Oswald Bayer's "Martin Luther's
Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation" in the November/December 2011 issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics.
, 8, assistant professor of congregational mission and leadershipwas a keynote speaker at an Episcopal Church General Convention Reimagine and Reform meeting in Memphis, Tenn. He taught adult forums at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, Minn.; Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minn.; and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Edina, Minn. He led the clergy retreat for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.
, associate professor of mission and world christianitypublished "Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology: Missional Church and World Christianity" (Cascade).
, associate professor of congregational and community care leadershippublished "The Church and the Crisis of Community: A Practical Theology of Small-Group Ministry" (Eerdmans).
, professor of systematic theologywas interviewed on "Centered Radio," which airs weekly on Sirius XM, about his new book, "As Christ Submits to the Church."