Over the past year, we here at Luther Seminary have experienced God leading us through this period of rapid change.
When in-person teaching was disrupted, our faculty, staff, and students learned to adapt to new rhythms of online learning.
During a time in which many churches and institutions of theological education found themselves struggling to keep the doors open, we saw more applications and engagement from prospective students, leaders, and Christian communities than ever before.
And earlier this month, we celebrated the graduation of more than 100 Christian public leaders with a virtual commencement that was as full of joy and excitement as any in-person experience.
As I watched our graduates head out into the world to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God’s world, I was reminded, as ever, of God’s faithfulness.
In Isaiah 41, there is this word of hope for God’s people: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
We have seen God prove faithful to these promises, and that is our ultimate source of hope and strength, now and in the days to come.
Peace and grace,
Robin J. Steinke, President