Craig Van Gelder
Mary Jane Haemig
Marc Kolden, '66, professor emeritus of systematic theology, spoke 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.
Paul R. Sponheim, '57, professor emeritus of systematic theology, was 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.
Dwight Zscheile, '08, assistant professor of congregational mission and leadership, was 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.
Paul S. Chung, associate professor of mission and world christianity, published "Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology: Missional Church and World Christianity" (Cascade).
Alan G. Padgett, professor of systematic theology, was interviewed on "Centered Radio," which airs weekly on Sirius XM, about his new book, "As Christ Submits to the Church."
Matthew L. Skinner, associate professor of New Testament, delivered two plenary addresses on the Book of Acts to the Presbyteries of Santa Fe and Sierra Blanca in New Mexico.
Sarah S. Henrich, professor of New Testament, taught a class called "Not Just Desperate Housewives: Women of the Covenant in the Old Testament" at the Presbyterian Synod of Lakes and Prairies Synod School in July. She taught on Paul and his pastoral letters at the Ecumenical Summer Institute in West Virginia in June.
Mary E. Hess, associate professor of educational leadership, presented the paper "Digital Storytelling as a Form of Faith Formation" at the National Association for Media Literacy Education in July. She presented the paper "Who Are We? The State of the Situation" at the annual meeting of the National Association of Catechetical Media Professionals in May. The same month, she presented "Our Covenant Story: How to and How Not to Form Digital Disciples" at the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership. She presented the paper, "What Difference Does My Neighbor's Faith Make for Mine?: How the AAR/Luce Summer Seminars on Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology are Expanding the Scope of Theological Teaching and Scholarship" and participated in a panel presentation and discussion at the Upper Midwest AAR Regional Meeting in St. Paul, Minn., in April.