Sarah S. Henrich and had her book, "Great Themes of the Bible" (Westminster John Knox Press) translated into Spanish.
Mary E. Hess, associate professor of educational leadership, and 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, and 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).
Christian Scharen, assistant professor of worship, and gave presentations at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., and presented "Holy Cow, This Stuff is Real!" at the Midwest Regional American Academy of Religion in April. He conducted research interviews for the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project with students, pastors, congregation members and seminary graduates across the country from September to April. He spoke on "Seeking Justice Where We Live" during The Batalden Lectures on Applied Ethics and presented at United Lutheran Church in Eugene, Ore., in March. He presented "Can a Christian Watch the Super Bowl?" at Holden Village and spoke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minn., in February. He presented "Integration in Theological Education" at Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., and spoke at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Arden Hills, Minn., in December. He spoke at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis, and on "Practices of Dispossession" at Luther Seminary's Missional Church Consultation in November. He presented at Nativity Episcopal Church in Minneapolis and spoke on "Practical Wisdom and Practical Theology" at Saint John's Abbey in October. He presented "Learning Pastoral Imagination" at a Flourishing in Ministry Project meeting and spoke at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., in September. He contributed chapter to "The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology" and wrote theological commentary for "Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Vol. 1" (Westminster/John Knox). He submitted "Why God Loves the Blues, Part III" to The Cresset and co-authored "Ethnography in Christian Theology and Ethics" for Continuum.
Gary M. Simpson, professor of systematic theology, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and led the Vestry Conference at Kanuga Episcopal Retreat Center in North Carolina in January.