Jon V. Anderson, who is concluding his term as bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has been named director of rural ministry at Luther Seminary beginning September 20. In this role, Anderson will be responsible for deepening and widening the seminary’s rural ministry efforts both in its academic […]
Jia Starr Brown ’19 M.Div., a Ph.D. student at Luther Seminary, was installed as senior pastor of First Covenant Church in Minneapolis on June 27. As senior pastor, Brown is the first woman, first Black person, and first gay person to lead the 150-year-old First Covenant Church congregation. KSTP recently reported on her new role.
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 […]
Katie Langston ’21 M.Div., director of digital strategy and executive communication specialist at Luther Seminary, is author of “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey Into the Heart of Grace,” published by Thornbush Press in April. “Sealed” tells the story of Langston’s spiritual journey from being a devout Mormon, compulsively anxious about her worthiness before God, to encountering […]
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Joy J. Moore, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, is the featured preacher June 6 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, a nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program. In Moore’s sermon, “Trading Our Sorrows,” based on 1 Samuel 8:1-22, she asks, “Who is our Samuel […]
In “From Monks and Bells to Apps and Notifications,” Christianity Today reviewed “The Congregation in a Secular Age: Keeping Sacred Time Against the Speed of Modern Life” by Professor Andrew Root, Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry. The reviewer, Chris Nye, wrote that Root “achieves something quite remarkable” in his latest book. […]