In this devotion, Dennis R. Creswell ’76 M.Div., ’91 Ph.D. considers how our own desires can get in the way of what God desires. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for September 28, 2023
Join us in the OCC Dining Room or on Zoom
11:00 a.m. CT Thursday, September 28
Lunch Church x Why Jesus?
This month’s speaker is Mark Granquist, Professor and Lloyd and Annelotte Svendsbye Chair in Church History; Editor, Word & World
“Why Jesus” is a series of talks designed to help build community here at Luther and to model the practice of Christian testimony. Speakers (faculty, staff, and students) focus on two questions: “Why am I a Christian?” And “What difference does Jesus make in my life?” Lunch is provided.
You can also find the previous Why Jesus? talks on Moodle.
Professor Cody Sanders and Seminary Pastor Jeni Grangaard are offering a Grief Group during the fall semester. The group is available to the whole Luther community: students, staff, and faculty. The group is available to all who are experiencing grief—old or new—and want to talk with others.
We gather for Grief Group on Zoom every other Thursday at 4:30–5:30 p.m. Central Time on the following dates:
- September 28
- October 12
- October 26
- November 9
To celebrate October as cybersecurity awareness month and to help with phishing awareness we’ve made a cybersecurity training course available to students in Moodle (it will be on the main course dashboard). I invite students to go through this short course and take the quiz at the end. Doing so enters you in a drawing for a pair of Apple airpods.
Everyone who has a login to the Luther Seminary network has a role to play to keep our digital campus secure. Phishers are not always interested in you or your information. They’re often interested in using your login and email account to phish other people at the seminary who have access to valuable personal information.
Completing the quiz successfully by 3 p.m. October 31 will enter you in a drawing for a pair of Apple airpods. Winner will be notified by email.
Faith+Lead’s Katie Langston will be a headlining speaker at Mockingbird Ministries‘ (an Ecumenical, grace-focused ministry founded by David Zahl, author of “Low Anthropology” and “Seculosity”) first ever Midwest Regional conference happening this Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, MN. Faith+Lead’s Joey Goodall, a contributing writer with Mockingbird, helped plan the event and will be introducing Katie. There’s still time to register!
All week a station will be set up in the Narthex of Olson Campus Center to offer prayers for the healing of creation on leaf cutouts. You are invited to pray for creation and its healing in any way that you would like. Your prayer leaves will later be used in the chapel space. For students that are not on campus you are welcome to submit your prayers to creation on the following google form and a member of chapel staff will transfer your prayer onto a leaf cutout. Online form for prayers