In today’s God Pause, Lori Bonkoski ’85 M.Div. reflects on how God sees us. Read today’s devotion.
Archives for June 6, 2023
The library would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge its sole responsibility for the recent item in the seminary Community Announcements, “Tributes to Pastor-Theologian, Tim Keller” (Friday, June 2, 2023); this is to inform the community that the administration of Luther Seminary was in no way responsible for that announcement. It has been lovingly brought to our attention – and we here acknowledge – that some of Pastor Keller’s writings and opinions have caused pain and, at times, been used to exclude persons, in particular, those of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We humbly acknowledge this oversight and offer our apology to any who felt unseen or hurt.
As a library, we are not in the business of silencing voices with which we do not agree, but we do ourselves and our communities a grave disservice if we are not honest – and ever mindful – of the ways in which all of us have fallen short and “missed the mark.” To that end, the library re-commits itself to the Luther community to being a space where honest, respectful conversation can take place. There is a grand conversation that continues between the past – contained in thousands of books in our collection – and the present, that lives and breathes in each and every patron that walks through our doors.
We see you. We hope you see yourselves in our collection. By the grace of God, may we grow to see more fully and completely with every new day.
You are invited to two student-led worship opportunities during the June RFSes!
LGBTQIA+ Service: “Re-Formed”
Sunday, June 11th at 4 p.m. CT
Monday, June 19th at 4 p.m. CT
Both of these services will meet at the Luther Seminary sign on Como Ave (across from St. Anthony Park Lutheran) and will involve various creative worship activities at different stations on campus, ending with a time for fellowship at Station 280 (2554 Como Ave). These services have been planned and organized by the RIC Advocates Committee and will be live-streamed on the RIC Advocates Facebook page.
All are welcome! Hope to see you there!
Let’s start our summer intensives off the right way!
Join the Community Life Fellows, as well as your favorite colleagues, staff, and faculty for an evening of fun and fellowship. Food, beer, wine, and sparkling water will be provided. Challenge your friends in a rousing game of cornhole (bags, whatever you call it) or bring a yard game of your own! We can’t wait to see you there!
When: June 12
Location: OCC Patio
The Logos Bible Software webinar is at 7 p.m. Central Tuesday, June 13, not June 23.
At 7 p.m. Central Tuesday, June 13, Professor Thomason will offer a live webinar to demonstrate how to use Logos Bible Software to visually study the Bible. He will use his current project of illustrating the Book of Acts as the basis for this demonstration. There will be plenty of time for Q&A during the meeting. Register for the webinar.
Have an idea for a feature story or news item for the November 2023 issue of Story? Please submit your idea to the editor, Charly Haley (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, June 12. We will add them to a list of story ideas that we will consider for inclusion in the magazine.
Please note that this is a request for ideas only, not for drafted articles. Thanks!