Story Magazine - Third Quarter, 2004

Gudina Tumsa awarded the Christus Lux Mundi

The Rev. Gudina Tumsa posthumously received the Christus Lux Mundi (Christ, the Light of the World) Award, Luther Seminary's highest honor. Tumsa was a student at Luther from 1963 to 1966.

Strategic Plan Update: M.A./M.S.M. Degree Programs: Affirming Callings, Strengthening Christian Witness

They do what they love with the gifts God gave them. They are alumni/ae of Luther Seminary's Master of Arts (M.A.)/Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.) programs.

Honor Your Children

Our children are entrusted to us from God, the "Fount of every blessing," because God's "streams of mercy" flow through us and them to the world God loves.

An M.A. Grad’s Story

One year later, Alitz summarizes her work in the parish: It's about putting Jesus in front of people, and it's a humble and wonderful privilege to minister to families in this way."

Youth and Family Distributive Learning Program Lets Students Throughout U.S. Stay in Ministry While Attending Seminary

Weldin expresses hope that the program will be an impetus for more distributive education that will serve the whole church. "My Lutheran hope is to bump up theological thinking and care for folks in ministry in general."

Meet Two Distributive Learning Students

Heather Hansen, director of youth and family ministry at MacArthur Park Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas; and Jason Miller, director of youth and family ministries at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Fla.

Question: Who’s the Typical D.Min. Student? Answer: There Isn’t One.

There's no such thing as a typical Doctor of Ministry student at Luther Seminary. Even though each cohort (a peer group that goes through the program together) studies the same field, the pastors use their own unique ministries to inform the workthey do with what they've learned.

Bob Brusic: Seminary Pastor, Man of Mystery

Bob Brusic came to the seminary wonderfully qualified to minister to a campus parish. Throughout his ministry, reaching out to the local university community was an integral part of the pastoral care he offered.

Denny Everson Retires

For 26 years, Everson put the church's need for strong teachers and leaders in their seminaries ahead of his love for parish ministry.

Alum Survey Asks, “What Can Luther Seminary Do for You? What Can You Do for Luther?”

In January of 2004, more than 1,500 alumni/ae of Luther Seminary and its predecessor bodies responded enthusiastically to a survey initiated by the Luther Seminary Alumni/ae Council.

Meet Kelly Fryer

Assistant Professor of Congregational Leadership

Seminarian-Founded Youth Center Celebrated 50 Years

David Stewart Named Director of Library Services

David Stewart has been named director of library services at Luther Seminary.

Alvin Luedke Appointed Associate Dean

Alvin Luedke, associate professor of rural ministry, has been appointed Associate Dean--Missional Pastors

Order Advent Devotionals for Your Congregation!

Luther Seminary Celebrates Latest Graduates

Commencement 2004

Annual Report, 2003-2004: Called and Sent

As stewards of the gifts we've received, we see the difference the generous support has made.

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