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 […]
Luther Seminary Is Leasing Stub Hall to Ramsey County as a Temporary Shelter
Luther Seminary has leased Stub Hall to Ramsey County to temporarily house women and couples experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which has capacity for 50 people, will remain open through the winter. The shelter operates as a referral program. Other existing shelters and outreach teams made up of community partners and law enforcement refer qualified people […]
“A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019” Receives Award of Commendation
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.
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Terence Fretheim
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; […]
Remembering Terence Fretheim ’60 M.Div., Th.D.
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 […]
Luther Seminary Is Exploring Leasing Stub Hall To Temporarily House People Experiencing Homelessness
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 […]