I don’t know about you, but it seems to me I spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting . . . For good news—or for bad or test results For the chance to hug family and friends For the time when we can be in person with the entire seminary community For snow to finally […]
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.
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; […]
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 […]
In a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities and families around the globe, it can be perplexing to consider how to approach the coming season of gratitude and celebration. Usually, this is a time of gathering, of joy, of turkeys roasting and pumpkin pies baking, but this year will be different. Many […]
Mark Granquist, professor and Lloyd and Annelotte Svendsbye Chair in Church History, is author of “A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019.” The book was published last year as the seminary celebrated its sesquicentennial. Granquist starts with an overview of Lutheran theological education, examines Norwegian American Lutheranism, and covers the histories of the seminaries that merged […]