In today’s devotion, Diane M. Roth ’94 M.Div. reflects on God’s blessings on us. Read today’s devotion.
Archives for August 15, 2023
Please join academic deans Elton and Jacobson in congratulating Professor Joy J. Moore who has been invited to serve for one year as a Visiting Professor of Religion and Chapman-Bensen Lecturer at Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama. She will temporarily relocate to Montgomery at the end of the month. Her leave will take place September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024, at which point she will return to Luther Seminary.
Professor Moore expresses her “tremendous gratitude to President Steinke and the Board of Directors for granting me the opportunity to serve as Visiting Professor of Religion and Chapman-Bensen Lecturer at Huntingdon College for the 2023-2024 academic year.”
She adds, “I have begun work on “preaching in an age of contempt.” The invitation from Huntingdon College places me in a contemporary context that politically, socially, and ecclesiastically is similar to the 19th-century world of Wesleyan abolitionists and allows me to engage with undergraduates beginning to frame their practices of witness and service. Access to Legacy Museum (Lynching Memorial, Legacy Museum, and National Memorial for Peace and Justice) brings my research to ground level. I look forward to bringing the fruits of this work back to Luther Seminary and engaging our work in the local communities in which we have influence.”
During her one-year residency, Professor Moore will remain connected to Luther Seminary’s mission in a variety of ways. She will teach one online preaching, participate in Working Preacher’s “Sermon Brainwave” podcast, develop content for Faith+Lead around how the gospel engages difference, and support the Compelling Preaching grant that Luther was awarded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in 2022.
“We will miss Professor Moore while she is on leave and we look forward eagerly to her return in a year,” said Rolf Jacobson, dean of the faculty. “While this leave developed rather suddenly, the practice of faculty taking leaves in order to serve as visiting professors at other institutions is quite old. Such leaves provide opportunities for cross-fertilization between institutions and afford the Spirit another chance to breathe new life into both schools. We extend God’s blessings to Joy as she leaves and when she will return.”
Please direct any questions to Profs. Elton or Jacobson.
Current and New Students! You’re invited to apply to work in the Admissions Office. We’re hiring 4 Sr. Admission Ambassadors (including one DL student) and 5 On-Call Admission Ambassadors (including one DL student). Find out more and apply at www.luthersem.edu/about/employment/. If you have any questions contact Jen Gruendler (email@example.com).
Completion of the Healthy Boundaries Workshop is a requirement for every student in every degree program. Luther Seminary is hosting free workshops this fall for both returning and incoming students. Note that this is Part I of a two-part non-credit degree requirement for all students.
Dates & Times for Part I
Thursday, August 31 at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CT
Friday, September 8 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, September 17 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. CT
Pre-registration is required prior to each workshop.
Volunteers need to join a choir on Monday, August 28, 2023 for a commemorative procession and concert curated by G. Phillip Shoultz, III, Associate Artistic Director of VocalEssence. We are looking for 75-100 volunteer singers to join a community choir from around the Twin Cities metro to mark the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Featuring Jovonta Patton, Joe Davis & the Poetic Diaspora, Threads Dance Project, Thomasina Petrus, and rising local spoken word artist Eshay Brantley, the coalition of choirs will join these artists in their music and additional musical numbers as we remember the past, ground ourselves in the present, and look to the future.
Get ready for the new school year and come celebrate with us! September 15th, from 4-7 p.m., we will be having a back-to-school block party. There will be food, drinks, and music this evening. Put it on your calendar! More information to come.