In November, leaders with a focus on mission gathered at Luther Seminary for the eighth annual Missional Church Consultation.
A little more than a year ago, when we imagined a series of themes around “change” for Story magazine, we had no idea the amount of transition we, as a seminary, would experience.
On Oct. 1-3, pastors and lay leaders assembled at Luther Seminary for the Celebration of Biblical Preaching. This year’s theme, Preaching the Story, explored how to best preach the old, old story for a new day and age. Speakers talked about the challenge of preaching the good news with courage, creativity and confidence.
Classroom dwellers at Luther Seminary may introduce themselves as students.
But true to the Lutheran confession of vocation—of service to God and neighbor in and through people’s unique gifts and places in society—those classroom dwellers are also called to be servants and engaged community members, voices and hands of justice both on and off campus.
When Laura Thelander saw Luther Seminary had an open campus pastor position, her first thought was, “This sounds like my dream job.” Now, she is well in the midst of her role on campus. Since Feb. 1, Thelander has been leading the seminary in worship and offering pastoral care. She has already spent a good deal of time in conversation with students, faculty and staff.
Emilie Bouvier, Luther Seminary’s current artist-in-residence, has a passion for photography. With her work, she seeks to capture quiet moments and show the profound nature of light and simplicity.