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Story Magazine

Spring/Summer 2015

A legacy of leadership: Minnesota church claims 14 Luther Seminary graduates

Minnesota's economically buffeted Mesabi Iron Range, has seen at least 14 sons and daughters of its congregation pursue higher levels of theological education and ordination. Of those, 13 attended Luther Seminary.

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Booming ministry: Luther grads respond to changing needs in oil-rich North Dakota

There used to be two reasons why the western North Dakota Synod was nicknamed "Siberia" for those seeking a new call. One reason is obvious--because both can be bitterly cold. The other reason--nobody lives there--no longer applies.

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Transforming lives: Minneapolis' Mount Olivet forms partnerships to feed hungry kids

As the pastor of membership, community outreach and men's ministry at Minneapolis' Mt. Olivet, the largest ELCA church in Minnesota, Bill MacLean, '11, receives numerous requests for financial support.

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Small community, big change: Congregation meets needs with community resource center

When St. Andrew's Lutheran, a large church in the St. Paul suburb of Mahtomedi, decided to take a closer look at the neighborhood around it, big things started to happen.

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Unique gifts: Luther alums send church staff to seminary

An act of kindness extended to Matt Valan during his seminary days has led him to pay that generosity forward three times so far.

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Honoring retired faculty

On June 30, five faculty members retired from Luther Seminary. Here, their former colleagues--all current Luther Seminary faculty members--reflect on the legacy of their colleagues.

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