As a member of the alumni/ae council, Kathy Valan, ’96, already had her finger on the pulse of Luther Seminary. But as the 2012 alum-in-residence, she was able to immerse herself for a week in the seminary’s vibrant campus life.
When addressing the Northeast Minnesota Synod at its 2010 Assembly, Rolf Jacobson, associate professor of Old Testament, spoke to the importance of scriptural transformation in the life of today’s congregations.
When Luther Seminary offered, with some hesitancy, its first online courses in 1996, no one guessed that more than 15 years later Luther would be leading one of the largest Master of Divinity Distributed Learning program in the country. Much more, it was not anticipated that the success of the M.Div. DL program would actually begin to influence the way in which residential learning is carried out at the seminary.
Mike Carlson, Willmar, Minn.Area Churches Together Parish, a six-point ministry cluster in Sunburg, Murdock and DeGraff, Minn. “I always felt called to serve the church but couldn’t understand why I should give up serving to do seminary …. I truly believe God opened this door, not only for me, but many of my fellow cohort […]
By all accounts, Chris Cowan appears to be your ordinary second-career Distributed Learning student. Cowan, a Master of Divinity middler from Ames, Iowa, went through something lifechanging at seminary.
In March, Luther Seminary faculty, staff and students welcomed 56 students to Scholarship Weekend. Of the 56 attendees, 43 are pursuing Master of Divinity degrees, 11 are Master of Arts students and two are working toward Master of Sacred Music degrees.