, 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.
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, assistant professor of congregational and community care leadershipserved as keynote speaker at the Northeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly and at the North American Association of the Catechumenate Training Institute in Minneapolis. She delivered the keynote address at the North American Association of the Catechumenate pre-meeting workshop, "The Cross at the Center of Catechumal Formation," in San Francisco. She served as a preacher/presider and a workshop presenter of "Practicing Faith Formation in a World in Flux" at the Mid-Winter Convocation held at Luther Seminary. She gave two keynote addresses, titled "A Catechetical Shape for a Missional Church" and "Catechetical Practices for a Missional Church," and presented a workshop for the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Equipping Leaders Day. She co-led the ELCA Congregational and Synodical Mission Retreat in Chicago.
, 91, associate professor of Old Testamentserved as the keynote speaker for the St. Paul Area Synod Assembly and for the South Central Wisconsin Synod Assembly. He delivered a lecture in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Book of Psalms section, titled "Imaging the Future of Psalms Studies." He lectured to first-call pastors of the Eastern North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota Synods of the ELCA at the Fabric of Mutual Ministry conference in Moorhead, Minn. He contributed "Learning Hebrew by Writing in English" to "Teaching Theology & Religion." He served as theologian-in-residence at Reformation Lutheran Church in Media, Pa.
, 8, assistant professor of congregational mission and leadershippublished "People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity" (Morehouse Publishing) and served as editor for "Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation" (Eerdmans).
, associate professor of church historycontributed a chapter to "Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends and Neighbors" (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2011). He also presented "From Scripture to Icon: The King James Bible in America" at Manifest Greatness Colloquium: The Four Hundredth Anniversary of the King James Bible at the Wilson Library on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
, Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preachingprovided the keynote address at the New Jersey Synod's Conference on Congregational Ministries. He served as the
keynote speaker at Concordia Seminary's Day of Homiletical Reflection in St. Louis, Mo., and at the Festival of Homiletics in Atlanta. He presented at Colgate-Rochester Seminary's Preaching Days. He was the keynote speaker at the Bible Summit, sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church in Visalia, Calif., and at the Lower Susquehanna (Pa.) Synod's Congregations Together in Mission event. He launched a new resource website at DavidLose.net called "... In the Meantime," with articles relating faith to everyday life, and including daily devotions.
, associate professor of Old Testament
is the visiting preaching scholar at Como Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul for this academic year. She spoke at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and at Colonial Church in Edina, Minn. She presented a paper titled "Preaching the Book of Job" at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Francisco. She was one of the keynote speakers at the Western Mission Network gathering at Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center in Arizona. She authored a piece titled "Faith and Football" for the religion page of the Huffington Post during the week of the Super Bowl. She is a contributing writer for a new preaching resource from Abingdon Press. She and Eric Barreto, assistant professor of New Testament, host a monthly podcast called "Bible Q&A" at EntertheBible.org.