What is a “holy conversation”? We will learn as we go. Thus far we have been orienting ourselves with the commitments of this institution–our mission statement (Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities, called and sent by the Holy Spirit, to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ, and to serve in God’s world)–and our welcome statement.
We know that as we live into this welcome statement, individually and in groups, that we will agree, we will disagree, there will be joy–and there may be pain. But we do this trusting in the God who manifests love and hope for each and every one of us.
This Thursday, October 15, we will be exploring a simple exercise you could try in almost any setting as a way to distinguish between “debate” and “dialogue.” Join us while we work in small breakouts on low risk questions and then come together to reflect on what we’re learning.
As always, we’ll begin in prayer, we’ll remind ourselves of how we strive to be with each other, and then we’ll share. We start at 11 a.m. Central and will be done noon Central (although people are free to keep the conversation flowing beyond that).
The Zoom link will be provided in the community announcements email.