In this devotion, Gary Hedding ’78 M.Div reflects on Jesus’ understanding of the harm of psychological and emotional hurts. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for February 9, 2023
Geopolitical Conflict in Jerusalem and Serbia: Our Role as Pastoral Leaders
Join us on Friday, February 10 at 9 a.m. CT for a one hour webinar sponsored by the course, Civic Action and Pastoral Leadership taught by Dr. Mary Hess. We will explore the geopolitical conflict in Jerusalem and in Serbia. Presenters are students in this winter term course, Bassem Thabet in Jerusalem and Kirsten Schlewitz in Belgrade, Serbia, and will be moderated by Kevin Eack in Illinois.
The entire Luther Seminary community is invited to hear these two speakers describe and share the impact these two conflicts have had on their respective populations, specifically on those who are being oppressed. What are the main drivers and levers in these conflicts?
Who are the enablers, including the policies of local governments, as well as external partners such as the U.S.? What could the role of pastoral leaders be within and outside these regions? These and other questions will be addressed in this presentation.
You can register here to receive the Zoom link, and the session will be recorded. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
ELCA Candidacy and Endorsement Info Session
If you are entranced in the ELCA and wondering what comes next, please join this info session on Monday, February 27 at 2 p.m. (central). This Zoom session will cover information about the next steps in candidacy, how to prepare for endorsement, and when to begin that process. You can RSVP here to receive the Zoom link or a recording of the session.
Native American Spirituality Course by Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy
The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community at St. Olaf College is sponsoring an online community education course on Native American Spirituality led by Luther Seminary alum Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy during the spring of 2023. This course will explore Indigenous perspectives on spirituality, language, voice, history, interpretation, and values.
When: Thursdays (February 23–April 27 with no meeting on March 30 and April 6) from 6:30–7:45 pm on Zoom; one in-person gathering on Thursday, April 13 with Dr. Gwen Westerman
Cost (for all classes): $10 for students; $25 for staff/faculty, alumni, and parents; $50 for community members. Register here!
Registration is open and all are invited to participate!
Submissions to Story Due February 10
Story is looking for seminary-related news as well as items for the Faculty and Staff Notes section of the Spring 2023 issue. If you have any news to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 10, including the details you would like to be included in the magazine.
Faith+Lead Staffing Change
Angie Miller has resigned as director of business operations for Faith+Lead, effective February 7. During her time with us, Angie helped build systems, processes, and teams to advance and scale the work of Faith+Lead. We are grateful for her service and wish her well in her new endeavors. Questions? Contact Dwight Zscheile, VP of Innovation, email@example.com.