Luther Seminary is pleased to announce that Jenna Olson Popp ’23 M.Div. is the inaugural recipient of the Reverend Janet Karvonen-Montgomery Preaching Fellowship. The fellowship supports a year of travel with the goal of providing freedom for the study of preaching in a variety of contexts and time for experiences related to preaching and worship. […]
Luther Seminary remembers the life of Professor Emeritus Roy Harrisville ’47 B.Th., who passed away on July 25 at the age of 101. A longtime member of the seminary’s New Testament faculty (1958–92), Roy was a prolific author and scholar who produced excellent biblical scholarship for the church. He was a formidable teacher and an […]
A fact I love to share is that “seminary” comes from the Latin for “seed bed.” The metaphor is perhaps particularly appropriate in this season of green abundance here in Minnesota, but it has deep roots.
Andrew Root, Carrie Olson Baalson professor of youth and family ministry, and Blair D. Bertrand are the authors of “When Church Stops Working: A Future for Your Congregation beyond More Money, Programs, and Innovation,” published by Brazos Press in May 2023. In it, they ask: What if the solution for the decline of today’s church isn’t more money, people, programs, innovation, or busyness? What if the answer is to stop and wait on God?
Larry L. Rasmussen ’65 M.Div. is the author of “The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren When Uncertainty’s a Sure Thing,” with foreword by Terry Tempest Williams (Broadleaf Books 2022). Rasmussen is the Reinhold Niebuhr professor emeritus of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary. As a grandfather and a scholar of faith-based earth ethics, […]
Earlier this week, our community gathered with joy to celebrate our 154th commencement. In that sacred space before God and their family and friends, our graduates heard the living Word of our Savior echoing through the ages: “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21) Commencement is […]