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Story Magazine

Fall 2016

Demonstrated impact

"Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect." Rom. 12:2

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Active leaders build fellowship through shared pursuits

Churches are increasingly rolling out new ideas as they attempt to evolve along with cultural and generational shifts. It's no longer enough to wait for new members to come through the door; meeting people "where they are at" has become the way forward.

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Rich Melheim brings Martin Luther’s story to life

Though it's tempting to turn a blind eye to declining church attendance and the absence of parents sharing the word with their children, Rich Melheim, '81, knows the troubling statistics by heart.

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Exodus Lending takes a faith-based approach to righting financial injustice

A belief in the types of ethical lending practices that Martin Luther cites in his treatise on "Trade and Usury," completed in 1524, inspired the congregation at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to investigate a payday loan lender when it opened for business in 2011 in their south Minneapolis community.

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Retired Luther Seminary professor publishes two books

Gracia Grindal, professor emerita of rhetoric at Luther Seminary, recently completed two books: one is the latest in a series of hymn texts on the lessons in the revised common lectionary, collectively known as "A Treasury of Faith," published by Wayne Leupold editions in North Carolina. The second is, "Unstoppable: Norwegian Pioneers Educate their Daughters," available from Lutheran University Press.

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The many ministries of Chaplain Lembke

Luther seminary alumnus michael t. lembke, '82, who retired from 30 years in the military earlier this year, has shared his ministry across the globe on and off battlefields.

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Inspired by the call: Researching the women of the church

Janet Karvonen-Montgomery explores important female church leaders across the globe.

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Urban ministry focus honed—just as violence flares nearby

A longtime focus on urban ministry has sharpened at Luther Seminary, with upgrades in classroom learning and in opportunities for real-life experience at churches and elsewhere.

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Removing financial barriers for future pastors

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