What is youth ministry actually for? And does it have a future? Professor Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology, went on a one-year journey to answer these questions by conducting interviews with parents on their perspectives on what makes a good life. Through a unique parable-style story, Root offers a […]
We’re living in deeply uncertain times. We’re in the throes of a global pandemic. Markets are rising and falling. Everywhere we turn, we’re confronted with political distraction and disruption. And we’re still dealing with the regular ebbs and flows of daily life. It can all begin to feel like too much. And in many ways, […]
Pastor and poet Meta Herrick Carlson M.Div. ‘08 released her book “Ordinary Blessings, Prayers, Poems, and Meditations for Everyday Life” this month. These collections offer respite from the hectic and fast pace of everyday life. Use this piece to inspire, calm and encourage you in hard times. “Ordinary Blessings” collects blessings for loving yourself, enduring […]
In a changing church and world, perhaps a question we don’t ask often enough is: What’s your story? Where have you encountered God? Why are you a Christian? What is it about the story of Jesus—as opposed to the millions of stories available to us in our globally connected world—that makes your life meaningful? These […]
At the dawn of a new decade (yes, I know there is an argument for the decade starting in 2021—so we may be a year early for some!), I’ve been reflecting on all that’s changed for Luther Seminary over the
Elaine Johnson invites her congregation, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, to invest in the community of people who benefit from giving, whether that comes around through family, children, and spirituality. In this Faith + Lead blog, readers are encouraged to reflect on our investments.