Former Luther Seminary president Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye, ’54, died on Sunday, March 2, in Edina, Minn., surrounded by family and friends. He was 83.
As Martin Luther, hammer in hand, pounded the nail of his 95 Theses on the Wittenburg Church Door in 1517, it was inconceivable to predict how drastic a reformation the church would go through in the years following.
The process of creating the new curriculum involved many voices and took shape over a long discernment period. Here, three of those voices chime in on what they think of the results.
Higher education has long operated under the assumption that competency in any field is demonstrated by the successful completion of a pre-determined set of courses.
We live in a time of many and massive migrations. These migrations are dramatically impacting large cities and rural areas around the world. Close to home, Minnesota’s foreign-born population rose from 2.6 percent in 1990 to 7.3 percent in 2011. More than 400,000 recent immigrants live in Minnesota today. The St. Paul Public School district has students from families speaking more than 70 languages.
I feel a deep sense of hope as I write this note to the spring 2014 issue of Luther Seminary’s Story magazine. It is a hope filled with excitement, gratitude and peace.