The Luther Seminary Board of Directors approved on February 5 the final $1 million repayment of a loan from the endowment. Faced with financial challenges in 2012, Luther Seminary borrowed $7 million from the endowment to cover operating deficits. In 2014, $6 million was paid back with the sale of seminary-owned apartments and the remaining […]
Luther Seminary recently received a $150,000 grant from Trinity Church Wall Street in support of the Seeds Project Fellowship. In an age when people are likely to seek the good apart from God, the Seeds Project seeks to empower Christian innovators who are focused on helping spiritual seekers and disciples of Jesus discover the difference […]
For immediate release (St. Paul, Minn.) – Luther Seminary has received a $1,463,800 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to test interventions that will help pastors and congregations deliberately reshape congregational life by engaging in ministries that resonate more deeply with the presence of God in their daily lives. This focus on resonance seeks to open […]
Professor Mark Granquist’s book “A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019” received a 2020 Award of Commendation from Concordia Historical Institute. These annual awards are for work of excellence in the field of American Lutheran history. A review of the book ran in the November issue of Luther Seminary’s electronic newsletter.
Rev. Dr. Terence Erling Fretheim January 27, 1936 – November 16, 2020 Terry, 84, died at home on what would have been his mother’s 113th birthday. He had been diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia. Terry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Faith; daughters Tanya Fretheim and Andrea Fretheim; grandchildren Kelly, Shannon, and Emre; […]
Terence Fretheim ’60 M.Div., Th.D., professor emeritus at Luther Seminary, made a profound and enduring impact before he died on Monday, November 16. “Dr. Fretheim was a beloved teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend whose lasting legacy had a profound impact not just on Luther Seminary but on the global communion of churches,” said Luther Seminary […]