Liturgical music for the small, rural church. Good Friday monologues. And a young-adult study that involves “Battlestar Galactica?” These church resources may not seem to have much in common. And, up until a few years ago, they would have never been available to churches in one place—or for free.
In the memories of many of his former students, Wendell Frerichs was an exceptional professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. But, in his mind, Frerichs is better at working than retirement.
“I began in 1958, retired in 1995 and continued to teach a couple of courses until 2003,” Frerichs said. “Then I went into retirement, which I have flunked. But I’m very glad for that.”
If your boss called you into her office, would you be nervous? For Lynea Geinert, ’11, a private word with her boss turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime: she was to be the production coordinator for a CBS News documentary about her own job.
Rev. Robert Paul Roth, ’45, Luther Seminary professor emeritus of systematic theology and ethics, died March 23 at his home in Wayzata, Minn. He was 91.
Roth served at Northwestern Seminary in Minneapolis from 1961 to 1990. From 1968 to 1976, he was Northwestern Seminary’s academic dean until the merger with Luther Seminary, where he continued teaching and served as the director of the graduate school.
Jesus used the festival to give one message to his disciples—and to us: If you are looking for joy and harvest, even in shaky times, “come to me; believe in me.”
It’s this message that marks the professors and teachers at Luther Seminary. Today, they are equipping a whole new generation of leaders with joy for the harvest.
The most common question we get: “So, what was the favorite place you visited?” Our answer: “All of them!” My husband, Kevin Bergeson, and I—like all the other brave souls who intentionally spent a year outside the United States on the Graduate Preaching Fellowship—may have a hard time naming one place. Hong Kong, Istanbul, Israel-Palestine, England, Scotland, Sweden and Norway—all in 11 months? As we crash back into the States with broken suitcases and messy passports, we have spent a year, with Bible and camera in tow, studying how the global church sees the gospel in everyday life.