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 […]
After being approached by Ramsey County, Luther Seminary is exploring temporarily leasing a vacant building still planned for sale and redevelopment for the purpose of housing women and couples experiencing homelessness this winter. Ramsey County plans a community engagement session November 17 to hear feedback and a Luther Seminary representative will attend. The county’s interest […]
An NPR news story that aired September 9 about Lenny Duncan, author of “Dear Church: A Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.,” included excerpts from his reading at Luther Seminary on September 19, 2019. NPR’s report, focused on Duncan’s work at Messiah Lutheran Church, where he is leading […]
Professor Michael Chan recently wrote “Return to Normalcy and Other Fleshpots” for the Church Anew blog. Reflecting on our current environment and our desire to return to “normalcy,” he reminds us of how the Israelites yearned to return to Egypt during their years of wandering through the desert. He asks: “Are we willing to exchange […]