When Andar Parlindungan says he enrolled in Luther’s Islamic Studies program out of necessity, he’s not exaggerating. Andar is from Indonesia, where inter-religious tensions are running high. Last year as many as 100 mosques and 150 churches were burned in Muslim-Christian hostility. Andar, who is an ordained minister in the Batak Protestant Christian Church, hopes to use his Luther experience to educate others in his country about Islam and foster dialogue between the two groups.
The GivingPlus® Program at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans can help you expand the impact of your own gifts to Luther Seminary. Recently, Thrivent announced some exciting changes to GivingPlus.
Grace and humor have been hallmarks of David Tiede’s presidency. Now you can listen to the message of God’s grace through a new collection of 14 sermons by the president emeritus and be refreshed by his biblical insight and conversational expression.
And you can get your very own David Tiede bobblehead, like the one given to him at his retirement reception, to his great amusement. Dressed in Harvard doctoral robes, and holding a Bible in one hand and a Luther Seminary diploma in the other, the David Tiede bobblehead stands approximately seven inches high and is made of a sturdy polyresin. You can almost hear Dr. Tiede quoting Martin Luther as he nods his head, “This is most certainly true!”
https://www.luthersem.edu/president/tiede_order.asp [Order the sermon collection or bobblehead.]
As of July 1st, Dr. Richard Bliese assumed the responsibilities of president of Luther Seminary, and a new era of leadership is underway. https://www.luthersem.edu/why_luther/search_process.asp [Read the announcement of Dr. Bliese’s election.]
To complete the leadership team, Dr. David Lose was chosen from among the seminary faculty to fill the position of Academic Dean, the post that Bliese had held for the past two years. https://www.luthersem.edu/news/news_detail.asp?news_item_id=114 [Read about Dr. Lose’s appointment.]
We ask God’s blessings on both President Bliese and Dean Lose as they continue to serve the church through their new roles at Luther Seminary.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mediapolis, Iowa, is celebrating two major milestones in the life of Professor Emeritus Martin Lehmann.
The Bookstore recommends… St John’s Bible, vol. 6: Gospels and Acts, Publisher: Liturgical Press. The first in the full seven-volume set of page-by-page, full-color reproductions of The Saint John’s Bible (now on exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts), Gospel and Acts has more than 25 illuminations, including full-page illuminations for each of the four […]