Hoping to build community and encourage current students, Pastor Pat Lehrer, ’04, of West Nidaros Lutheran Church in Crooks, S.D., was on campus March 14-18 as this year’s alum-in-residence. While at Luther, she attended classes, shared her story with students and preached in chapel. “Leaders who are committed to discerning what God is up to […]
Are you on Facebook? If so, you’re one of 600 million virtual “friends” whose profiles, walls, pokes, photos, notes and friend requests have come to change everyday life for people across the world. Is your church on Facebook? Your pastor? If you are a pastor, or studying to be a pastor, what’s the best way […]
My entire life, I have been in love with technology. When I was in high school, back about 100 years ago, we had one of the first home computers available. (For those in the know, it was a Commodore Vic 20.) I was introduced by my dad to the Internet, which at that time was […]
It was through the suggestion of a colleague that Pastor Scott Maxwell came across WorkingPreacher.org. “Out of desperation, I asked some colleagues what resources they used to prepare their sermons. Many suggested the typical journals, but then someone told me that Luther Seminary was doing some cutting-edge work and that I should check out Luther’s […]
Becky Brown has lived all over the country—California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Utah and now Portland, Ore. Throughout her travels, the one place she’s never left is the church. “If I didn’t have the church I don’t know what I would do—with my time, my money, my energy. It’s always been a part of my life,” […]
While I was preparing to write a piece on leadership in new ways for this magazine, I received this letter. It inspired me so much that I want to share it with you. Sometimes the “new ways” need to be
informed—and inspired—by the old ways of faithfulness. Enjoy!
Reprinted with permission.