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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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July 6, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Issue 2

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 2 Four Prayers Prayers of an undergraduate professor of mine (at Concordia College), the late Dr. Olin Storvik, who passed away June 16, 2018, at the age of 92. He was a professor of classics and Latin. However, I was more associated with him as a…

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Open Letter on Separation of Families at the Border

From Dr. Richard Green Interim President United Lutheran Seminary The Centrality of Family and the Love of God and our Children Leviticus 19:33-34 states, “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong, you should treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you…

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June 29, 2018

From My Desk To Yours: Issue 1

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 1 Dear ULS Community, I hope you have had an eventful, yet restful and refreshing break, as we have moved from spring to the summer months. Dorothy and I stepped into the welcoming arms of our new colleagues at United Lutheran Seminary on June 1, 2018,…

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May 21, 2018

Weekly Presidential Update: 5/18

Weekly Update • May 18, 2018 • Seventh Friday of Easter, Graduation Day Dear Friends in Christ,  As we navigate this time of transition, I’ll be continuing to share my journey, experiences and thoughts with you, the ULS community. This week: I chaired the Faculty meeting.  I met with two faculty members one on one….

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May 11, 2018

Weekly Presidential Update: 5/11

Weekly Presidential Update • May 11, 2018 • Sixth Friday of Easter Dear Friends in Christ, As we look forward to graduation and the continued growth of our community, I’ll continue to share my recent experiences and thoughts. I connected with two alumni members in individual meetings. I sat down with the Faculty Executive Committee….

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