All Teaching Congregations Reflection Questions are due on December 17!
Students: As always, we will need two sets of Reflection Questions: one from you and one from your mentor pastor. You can access these via the FE 4021 coursepage. They can be submitted via online survey or via electronic or hard copy.
These Reflection Questions are intended for you and your mentor pastor to engage in thoughtful, compassionate, reflective conversation, so please begin them now!
Check out our new Cross-Cultural Education options!
Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta
January 22 2014
The Urban Plunge
is an annual urban immersion experience that offers a realistic and practical look at systemic issues which are problematic in our society. Participants will have the opportunity to view urban life and cities as places of the arts, learning, music, entertainment and commerce. Plunge participants will discover how urban areas are frequently purveyors
Two of our congregational partners have new job opportunities available!
Kids Choir Director
Shepherd of the Hills, Edina MN
Shepherd of the Hills, a growing, community-focused congregation is seeking a children's choir director. Our Elementary age students gather on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 for 30min of art followed by 30min of music. The hour-long program is called, "WAM" (Worship, Art, Music). In addition to Wednesday evenings the kids choir is scheduled to offer a musical piece in worship
A short update and a book recommendation.
Thank you for the many responses to my column last month on the issue of interns and administration of the sacraments. I have had (and continue to have) lively conversations with interns, former interns, pastors and bishops. I've drafted a letter to our partner bishops in Regions 1 and 3 seeking their wisdom. I'll report back with a more complete response in due time.
For now, just know the conversation is rich, about central aspects of
On getting out of the tower and experiencing three spiritual
gatherings at three very different places: St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, First Lutheran Church in Brookings, South Dakota, and Como Park Lutheran.
I work in a tower, tucked away in one of the highest, quietest parts of a beautiful campus. It’s not quite the Astronomy Tower of Harry Potter’s fabled Hogwarts—although the view out the window is lovely. Nor is it Tutor Cornelius’ secret tower at the top
There is usually nothing overtly thrilling about the day to day life of the average pastor or intern, unless your threshold of thrilling is low enough to include committee meetings. But every now and then...
I got an e-mail the other day urging me to buy a particular book. I haven’t done it yet, but I might.
The book is a thriller about a Lutheran pastor. The blurb in the e-mail describes the central character as
“a Lutheran minister with a past quite different from
Conflict with an Internship Supervisor: Learning and Growing Nonetheless
Perhaps you are now finding yourself in a relationship that is tense. Whether you are an intern or a supervisor, there are very real challenges when the visions of two people called to preach the Gospel of Christ do not match up. What do we do with the dissonance and hurt that comes with a shattering of expectations of a year in ministry together?
My supervisor left just after the mid-point of my internship. He prepared me
Internship application deadlines are coming up fast!
Internship applications for students were due
Please submit your application soon if you have not already done so!
Domestic and International Horizon application materials are due to the office of Contextual Learning by
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The office of Contextual Learning will be hosting our first round of interviews with students …
Cluster meetings are nearly over!
Twin Cities West Metro:
October 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Richfield. (Steve McKinley)
October 15-16 at Rainbow Lodge, North Bend, WA. (Julie Josund)
October 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester. (Steve McKinley)
Northern Minnesota-North Dakota:
October 22 at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo. (Chris Scharen)
Southwestern Minnesota: …