Join us in the Chapel of the Incarnation at 11 a.m. Central for a Service of the Word led by Austen Hartke ’14.
Archives for March 22, 2022
Chapel at a Glance – Correction
Chapel at a Glance March 22-25
We gather in the Chapel of the Incarnation for Community Chapel at 11 a.m. Central.
Tuesday, March 22: Austen Hartke ’14 M.A.
Wednesday, March 23: Matt Skinner, Professor of New Testament, Service of Holy Communion
Thursday, March 24: Morning Song
Friday, March 25: Taize Prayer
(Upcoming hymn sing on March 31)
Listening Session With Students on Academic Calendar
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Central Thursday, March 24
In-person OCC DR C – Lunch will be provided for all who RSVP.
Online – The Zoom link will be included in the community announcements email.
Luther Seminary is beginning a process of reviewing the academic calendar and we are looking for student input. This Thursday, Sarah Luedke-Jones and Terri Elton are providing an opportunity for students to tell us what you like, wonder about, and to share your ideas. Next week students will be invited to give input via a brief survey.
If you have any questions, please email Interim Dean Elton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeland, Florida, 2022-23 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Opportunities
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center has two different opportunities starting in August 2022:
Extended Intern Unit – August 29, 2022–May 26, 2023. This includes six hours of class and supervision every other week, and an eight-hour shift of clinical time per week, providing ministry to patients, families, and staff. A part-time schedule has been designed over an extended period to accommodate those attending school and or working in other capacities.
Residency – August 15, 2022–August 18, 2023. Requires successful completion of one unit of ACPE CPE before admission. Students receive an additional three units of CPE over the course of the year. Participants serve full-time, 40 hours per week, and work as a chaplain assigned to clinical areas, attend weekly seminars and receive individual supervision. Each student participates in-house chaplain on-call responsibilities. Chaplain residents receive a stipend and employee benefits.
Questions? Contact: Brian Hurley at 863-687-1247 or Brian.Hurley@myLRH.org.
“Why Jesus” Talk With Professor Michael Binder This Wednesday
The Luther Seminary community is invited to hear Professor Michael Binder share his personal faith story on Wednesday, March 23. Professor Binder will address these two questions: “Why am I a Christian?” and “What difference does Jesus make in my life?”
This talk is part of a speaker series here at Luther Seminary called “Why Jesus?” The “Why Jesus” series was begun in the spring of 2019 by a group of faculty, staff, and students who were seeking to model the Christian practice of testimony – sharing faith stories and witnessing to God’s work in our lives. The series, interrupted by the pandemic, will resume this spring, with one speaker every month (March 23, April 27, May 25).
Lunch will be provided for those in person. Those unable to attend in person can participate via Zoom. The talk will be held in Dining Room C in the Olson Campus Center this Wednesday, March 23, after chapel, noon-1 p.m. Central.
The Zoom link for the “Why Jesus” talks is on this Google Document. You must be logged into your Luther account in order to access the document.
Lunchtime Discussion With Austen Hartke About Biblical Interpretation and the Experiences of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Readers
You are invited to attend a conversation with special guest Austen Hartke, author of the book “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians.” Hear Austen describe his experiences of discovering a liberating word in the Bible and journeying with others who are seeking to do the same. This event is planned to provide insights to the sections of the Scripture and Its Witnesses course that are meeting this semester, and it is also open to all currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty. The moderated conversation will include time for Q&A and discussions with those who attend. Join us!
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Central Tuesday March 22
In person (on campus) in Dining Rooms A&B (OCC) and online via Zoom.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat while you attend.
Austen Hartke is a graduate of Luther Seminary (’14 M.A.) and the author of “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians.” He is also the founder and executive director of Transmission Ministry Collective.