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April 2013

The Mission Continues

In the last few months, I have shared information about how we're addressing our challenges at the seminary. And while we continue that hard work, I want to shift the focus back to our true mission: to educate leaders—pastors, youth ministers, teachers, missionaries and others—for Christian communities.

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2013 Graduate Preaching Fellowship recipient follows her call

Palm Sunday in Salasaca, Ecuador, 2008—The Wycliffe Bible translators had just completed translating Sunday's reading into the native language of the Quichua tribe. They arrived at worship to proclaim the gospel to the gathered assembly. The reaction of the congregation was a testament to what hearing God’s story means for God’s people.

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A new and improved version of, a site that provides biblical interpretation resources for preachers, launched on April 11.

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David Rutlen helps create leaders for the church

The church was part of David Rutlen's life even before he was born. His grandfather, whom Rutlen never knew, pastored a Finnish-speaking congregation. And Rutlen's father, who died in 2004, always wanted to be a pastor.

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Join us for Rethinking Evangelism!

Wondering how to live out and share the good news of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic society? Come learn from others who have pondered the same question at Rethinking Evangelism: Faithful Witness in a New Apostolic Era, July 22-24 at Luther Seminary.

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Festival of Homiletics teaches Preaching that Matters

Over 20 years ago, the Festival of Homiletics began as a meeting of 400 pastors who wanted to discuss the best ways to preach. This May, the festival will ...

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Explore Stewardship with Adults under 40

Are you interested in engaging young adults in stewardship conversations and in growth in generosity? For three days, leading congregational and synodical ...

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Refer a Christian public leader

As we strive to deliver on our mission, we need your partnership more than ever in identifying future Christian public leaders. Will you send us the name ...

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Enjoy an evening with Luther Seminary in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Join Luther Seminary faculty, staff, students, alumni, prospective students and friends to learn more about the educational opportunities at Luther Seminary. ...

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Book Recommendation

Check out three books by Douglas John Hall at the Luther Seminary Bookstore "Messenger Friendship," "Waiting for Gospel" and "What Christianity is Not" ...

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