Craig Van Gelder
Mary Jane Haemig
Sarah S. Henrich had her book, "Great Themes of the Bible" (Westminster John Knox Press) translated into Spanish.
Mary E. Hess, associate professor of educational leadership, gave a presentation at Edina Community Church in Edina, Minn., in March. She spoke on kids and digital cultures at Luther Seminary's First Third conference in March. She spoke at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, Minn., in February. She presented "Raising Faith-full Kids in Media Cultures" to the parish nurse renewal statewide conference in January.
Arland J. Hultgren, associate dean for first theological degrees, contributed "Form Criticism and Jesus Research" and "The Message of the Historical Jesus: The Parables" to the "Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus" (Brill).
Gary M. Simpson, professor of systematic theology, sat on the board of review for the American Society of Missiology, Scholarly Monograph Series. He was the organizer and host of the American Society of Missiology's Consultation on the Future of Ph.D. Mission Education in April. He was a presenter at the Center of Theological Inquiry in March. He contributed "For Their Own Good: Moral Slavery 101--The Aristotelian Cantus Firmus" to the spring issue of Word & World, and "'Written on Their Hearts:' Thinking with Luther about Scripture, Natural Law and the Moral Life" to the fall issue. He authored "Retrieving Martin Luther's Critical Public Theology of Political Authority for Global Civil Society Today" for "Theological Practices That Matter" (Minneapolis: Lutheran World Federation and Lutheran University Press, 2010).
David L. Tiede, '66, president emeritus, was presented the Distinguished Service Award at the Association of Theological Schools biennial meeting in June. The award acknowledges individuals who have contributed to the improvement and enhancement of theological education
Karoline M. Lewis, '94, assistant professor of church history, presented a paper on "Restoring the Internal and Contextual Integrity of John 9:41-10:21" at the Society of Biblical Literature regional meeting in April. She spoke on "Biblical Exegesis for Preaching" at the Southwest Conference of the Minneapolis Synod; and on "Water, Jars, Witness and 'Dead Man Walking: 'Preaching Lent in Year A" at the Iowa Pastor's Conference Forum. She led an adult forum at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in March. She led a women's retreat at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., in April and was an adult forum speaker at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minn., in March. She led a workshop at Luther Seminary's Mid-Winter Convocation in February. She taught WorkingPreacher.org's first webcast lectionary study on Preaching Lent and Easter in January. She began a four-session series at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis in January. In December, she led an adult forum at Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield, Minn.
Diane L. Jacobson, professor emeritus of Old Testament, led a group of 34 people on a Book of Faith journey to the Holy Land.
Dwight Zscheile, '08, assistant professor of congregational mission and leadership, led the Vestry Conference at Kanuga Episcopal Retreat Center in North Carolina in January.