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From My Desk to Yours: Time, Treasure, & Talent

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 12 For more than a week (and possibly longer), I have been reflecting on the meaning and importance of stewardship to United Lutheran Seminary. Especially as it is embraced by the ULS community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and supporters. As I searched for relevant…

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September 7, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Servant Leadership

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 11 What is your image of leadership? Do you think of people in military uniforms? Corporate presidents and C.E.O.’s?  Or, do you think about Mother Theresa helping those living in poverty? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading with love to greater equality? College and Seminary…

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August 31, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Welcome to the Second Academic Year

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 10 It’s the season of firsts at ULS once again. We had our first classes, our first Eucharist service on both campuses (I preached in Philadelphia while Dean Sebastian preached in Gettysburg), and the first of many opportunities for fellowship on both campuses for this academic…

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August 24, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: What Is Distinctive About US?

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 9 John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. This Summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to…

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August 17, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Alumni Edition

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 8 Dear Alumni,  I pray this letter finds you well. I have had many opportunities to meet and speak with several of you over the course of my first two months at the Seminary. It has been a blessing to participate in one Alumni Board meeting,…

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August 9, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: From Vision to Action

A strategic approach to the expression of our mission: Unifying, Learning, Serving. ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 7 On May 17, 2018, the United Lutheran Seminary Board of Trustees approved a mission statement reflective of the goals of our emerging, yet historical institution. The statement of our mission can best be…

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August 2, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Finding Our Voice

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 6 Most of us have “lost our voice” at one time or another. For someone who preaches the Word, makes a special presentation, or teaches a class, that first tickle in the throat, then the hoarseness, then only a squeak or a croak is always a…

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July 27, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Quo Vadis? (“Where Are You Going?”)

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 5 Sharing a meal with others is something many of us take for granted. We’ve been doing it all our lives, with our families, in school lunch rooms, working with colleagues, and of course at the Lord’s Table (and coffee hour after church!). I recently had…

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July 20, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Truth and Reconciliation

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 4 July 18, 2018, marked what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, and I found myself reflecting on this great man who exemplifies so much of Christian teaching — who truly lived out his long life as a “child of God.” Of course, he is…

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July 13, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Grace & The Work of God

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 3 Dear United Lutheran Seminary Faculty and Staff, Lutheran educational institutions are indeed blessed this summer, with two flagship ELCA seminaries receiving prodigious monetary gifts with which to further our goals of preparing church leaders to spread the Gospel in a changing church and world. On…

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