Professor Karoline Lewis, The Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, wrote “Embody: Five Keys to Leading With Integrity” to address the disconnect that many pastors and other leaders often feel between their theology and the leadership norms that they follow. The book was published by Abingdon Press in 2020. Lewis uses […]
This summer hasn’t gone quite as anyone expected. We started with high hopes that the end of the pandemic was in sight and that life might return more or less to normal, at least here in the United States where effective vaccines are readily available. Yet the resurgence of COVID-19 due to the delta variant, […]
Luther Seminary chapel musician Tom Witt has agreed to be seconded by Luther Seminary to serve as assembly worship coordinator for the Lutheran World Federation’s Thirteenth Assembly, to be held in September 2023 in Krakow, Poland. Beginning in September 2021, Witt will remain based in St. Paul, dividing his time between the seminary’s chapel office […]
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 […]