In this devotion, David L. Tiede, professor of New Testament and president emeritus, writes that living in Christ Jesus is liberation. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for March 1, 2023
Wednesday Chapel: Kathryn Schifferdecker
We gather at 11 a.m. CST in the Chapel of the Incarnation and online for a Service of Holy Communion. Kathryn Schifferdecker, Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament, will preach. Share your prayer requests here.
March 13: Senior Favorite! Clergy Tax Crash Course
When? Monday, March 13, 2023 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. CT or 6:30–7:30 p.m. CT
Where? On Zoom – Register Here:
Base Salary? Housing allowance? Deductions? Defined Compensation? Reimbursement Plans? Qualifying Expenses? Taxable and Non-Taxable Income? Professional Expenses? WHAT IS ALL THIS??? Come for one hour, and we will define all these terms for you, answer questions, and point you to additional support as you need it.
Because this topic is so important, we are offering two sessions for you to choose from. One in the morning from 9:30–10:30 a.m. CT, and an identical session in the evening from 6:30–7:30 p.m. CT. Choose the time that works for you. Bring your questions!
Questions? Contact Arlene Flancher (email@example.com) or Grace Pomroy (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Stewardship Leaders Program.
Welcome Jen Gruendler to Luther Seminary
The Admissions Team is excited to announce that Jen Gruendler has joined the Luther Seminary staff as our new Associate Director of Enrollment Services, starting today!
Jen comes to us most recently from Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN, and brings with her many years of experience as a youth director, campus minister, and events and grant manager.
Jen is excited to be a part of a learning community that loves the church and is invested in who the church is becoming. She will be leading the recruitment and admissions hospitality efforts at Luther and partnering with staff, faculty, students and alumni to raise up leaders for the church.
Please join me in welcoming Jen to the Luther team!
D&D One-Shot and History with Nathan Lyke ’24—March 2 at 6 p.m.
Did you know that in a basement just over 6 miles away from Luther Seminary, the very first fantasy roleplaying game was played on April 17, 1971? This first gaming session would be developed into a set of house rules that would eventually be expanded on and published in 1974 as a set of brown booklets called Dungeons & Dragons.
Nathan Lyke is a senior at Luther Sem, and a D&D enthusiast and game-history archivist. Come for a brief history of how this game came to be through historical objects (including a model castle that belonged to the game’s co-creator Dave Arneson), ask questions, and play a “one-shot” session in the style these original players used when the game was merely a loose set of house rules.
No experience necessary, and even seasoned players will likely learn some new historical points of interest about the game! All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.
We’ll be in Gullixson 103 for a light Jimmy John’s dinner and D&D history and then around 6:30 we’ll transition to the library to play the one-shot. See email for Zoom link for history at 6 p.m.
Contact Nathan Lyke with questions: email@example.com
Alicia Granholm Takes New Role in Faith+Lead
Alicia Granholm will shift from director of communities and consulting for Faith+Lead to director of operational strategy, effective March 1. In this role, Alicia will provide strategic leadership to Faith+Lead’s operations and Studio Team, coordinating business strategy, content production, and operational structures and practices to reach the scaling goals in Luther Seminary’s strategic plan. Please join me in congratulating Alicia on this new role. Questions? Contact Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation, firstname.lastname@example.org.