When pastors Jerry and David Hoffman talk about their upbringings, they each say, “If you don’t have time to worship, you are busier than God ever intended you to be.” This motto of their mother’s profoundly shaped them into the Christian leaders they have become.
Third Quarter 2008
Minus 16. It may sound like the temperature on a brisk Minnesota morning, but it’s actually a much more chilling statistic: Negative 16 percent is the current savings rate of young adults ages 25 to 34, according to Share Save Spend, an organization dedicated to helping youth and adults develop and maintain healthy money habits.
Students are often drawn to Luther Seminary because they hear about a program that connects with their deepest callings as servants of Christ. When Linda Webster, ’08, compared seminaries, she noted the abundant potential for cross-cultural education flourishing at Luther.
Where does a generous spirit come from?
In some people, it’s a natural part of who they are. But for many, it is cultivated—through example, encouragement and time. Rev. Glenn Taibl, ‘72, of Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, Minn., sees the congregation as a primary means by which those spirits can be nurtured. His call as pastor for stewardship ministries reflects his—and his church’s—commitment to that work.
Luther Seminary bestowed degrees on 170 students at the 139th Commencement on May 24 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
A book honoring a collection of artwork gifted to Luther Seminary has won two 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. “And Grace Will Lead Me Home: Images of the Prodigal Son from the Jerry Evenrud Collection” received a bronze medal in the art book category. Selected as one of the outstanding books of the year, it also received a bronze medal in the most original concept category.