Join us as we gather for chapel today at 11 a.m. Central. Seminary Pastor Jeni Grangaard will be preaching. Follow this Zoom link. See this Google doc for the password. You must be logged into your luthersem.edu account to access the document.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Zoom (Link for viewing will be available before defense)
Erik Leafblad, Ph.D. candidate in pastoral care and counseling, will defend his dissertation, “Ministry as a Strange Tool: A Study in Ministerial Logics.” His thesis advisor is Andy Root. The thesis readers are Carla Dahl and Amy Marga.
What is a Ph.D. oral defense? The oral defense is the final step before graduation for Ph.D. degree candidates. The student has finished all research and is presenting a thesis that is an original contribution to the field of scholarship. A copy of the completed thesis is available prior to the defense for those in the Luther Seminary community.
The oral examination is a public event open to faculty, students, staff, and guests; however, other than the candidate, only faculty members have speaking privileges.
Contact: Jeni Mullenix
Kassandra joined the MDIvX team January 4. She has come onboard to support the many administrative layers of MDIvX and contextual learning communication. Kassandra works part-time and reports to Jody Nyenhuis, associate director, MDivX Pilot Project. Please join the MDivX Guiding Team in welcoming Kassandra to the Luther Seminary community!
Our nation has changed since our last episode was released. The U.S. Capitol was besieged by white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, violent protestors who sought to overturn the election results. This riot was incited by the sitting president. Five people were killed.
The prospect of impeachment, further unrest, and division weighs down the cold, crisp winter air. We hold our breath. We shout out. We wait. We seek healing and justice.
And Jesus finds us where we are, knows us as we are, and calls us. Come and see.
In this way Jesus does not offer an answer, but an invitation to an open-ended journey. In this way, Jesus offers himself: healer, redeemer, Christ.
Our liturgists this week are Mark Ertl and Luther Seminary student Chavaleh Forgey, who lead us through song, scripture and prayer. Mark offers a pared-down liturgy that meets us in our starkness and calls us to be children of Christ’s holy, healing, revealing light.
Listen on the episode page or wherever you get your podcasts.