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
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!
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 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.
Current students: the Festival of Homiletics is in our own backyard this year and there is a seminary student admission. On the registration site, click to register on the in-person event. On the page where you enter all of your information, there will be a question that asks – Are you a full-time seminary student? When you answer “yes” you will receive a promo code (LUTHERSEM) that gives you free admission. Hope to see you there!