In this devotion, Curtis L. Thompson ’74 M.Div. reflects on relation of law and gospel. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for October 13, 2023
A Prayer Labyrinth will be set up in the Narthex of OCC, you are invited to come and walk the labyrinth at any time on Friday.
Join Dr. Cody Sanders for a lecture at University Baptist Church in Minneapolis (1219 University Ave. SE) on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m. (or 6:00 p.m. for a light meal at the church before the lecture). The lecturer is Rev. Dr. Toya Richards, whose research addresses the questions: How has the impact of prolonged racism and white supremacy affected the psyches of black women living in South Minneapolis and their sense of being worthy and vital members of humanity? And what do they need to thrive and sustain themselves for the long haul? If you are unable to attend the lecture on October 15 in person, it will also be live streamed here. Dr. Sanders will meet whoever wishes to attend at the church just prior to the lecture beginning.
The dropping temperatures seem especially cold to our newest students unused to Minnesota’s quickly changing seasons. And, since most international students arrive from warm weather countries, they have no cold weather clothing to bring with them.
Thus, International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) is collecting warm winter gear in good, usable condition for our international students. Along with winter coats, most needed are hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Adult sizes only, specifically:
- Men’s medium (a few large and XL); boots sized 8-11/11.5
- Women’s medium (a few small and large); boots sized 8 or 10
You may bring your donations to Student Affairs in Bockman 249, or leave them in the tub outside the office. No additional clothing is being accepted at this time.
Remaining items will be distributed to our seminary community through the seminary Food Shelf. Any items not used will be donated locally to those in need.
Questions? Contact Alyssa Saleem, Bockman Head Resident, or Chenar Howard, ISSA Director. Thank you!
A fantastic spring study trip to Germany, the land of Martin Luther, is being planned for May 20-31, 2024 and will be led by Mark Tranvik, professor of Reformation history and theology at Luther Seminary. This will be an academic course for credit and the cost will depend on how many participate, costs will range from $2,300–2,800, not including airfare. The Reformation Research Center at Luther Seminary will help subsidize a portion of the travel costs for Luther students enrolled on this trip. If you are interested in participating or need more details please contact Mark Tranvik (email@example.com) or Jody Nyenhuis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join us for a conversation about addiction and pastoral care with Dr. Isaac Horwedel, one of our newest professors! We’ll meet at Stout’s Pub at 5:30 on Monday, October 16! Appetizers and soft drinks will be provided. Join us for a night of fellowship and good conversation, while getting to know Dr. Horwedel and each other!
Addiction touches all our lives. From substances to social media, we and our loved ones seem to be increasingly compelled by attachments that get beyond our control. Despite its wide reach and steep personal and social costs, addiction remains a perplexing and hotly contested issue for researchers, pastors, policymakers, and the public at large. What might the ubiquity of addiction, and our numerous attempts to understand it, reveal about our current moment?