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From My Desk to Yours: ‘Tis the Season

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 23 In the liturgical calendar, Advent is a time of reflection and renewal, of preparation, of watchful waiting for the glorious promise to come, and the secular calendar mirrors those attributes with its own season of waiting and renewal. Of course, in the academic calendar, this…

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December 3, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: You Can’t Park Here

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 22 “You Can’t Park Here.” My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with delicious food and good fellowship. We were blessed to host our daughter, her friend, our nephew, Dorothy’s sister, and our grandson. Each of them filled the room with their charm…

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November 20, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Thanks Be to God

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 21 United Lutheran Seminary, along with the rest of the nation, celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, and we have much to be thankful for this year. “Overall, we have had an abundance of good gifts, endless heartwarming moments, and feelings of great joy at ULS. By the…

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November 12, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Quo Vadis? Whither thou goest?

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 20 Oh Lord, not again! By some accounts, there have been more than 304 mass shootings of four or more people in the past 311 days, notably in Louisville, KY, Pittsburgh, PA, and just this week in Thousand Oaks, CA. More than ever, we are called…

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October 31, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: God of Consolation, Comfort, and Justice

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 19 During my time at ULS, I have been fortunate to connect with many individuals on a personal level. Whether it was about schooling, sports, or hobbies, I always appreciate finding small things in common with new colleagues. One such example is a staff member named…

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October 26, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Bishops’ Visits

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 18 Dear ULS Community, This week, we were honored to host six Bishops from across the country as part of an annual visit to United Lutheran Seminary. These visits were primarily student-focused and were an opportunity for Bishops to interact and create relationships with students for…

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October 19, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Community Updates

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 17 Dear ULS Community, As many of you are aware, ULS has undergone several changes in the past few weeks. In this newsletter, I would like to share with you some of the restructuring changes being made to better serve the needs of ULS as we…

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October 12, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Help & Hope

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 16 Help and hope can come from the most unexpected places. On September 28, I attended the annual banquet of the ELCA Fund for Leaders, which supports students of tremendous promise attending ELCA seminaries. “I Need Help” In one of the chapel sessions, the preacher was…

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October 5, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: An Invitation to Healing

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 15 Dear ULS Community, The ULS Board of Trustees had a fruitful meeting last week, and it was my first Trustees meeting since taking over as interim president in May 2018. The board addressed many issues of paramount importance over the two days of meetings, and…

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September 28, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Prayerful Meetings

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 14 Dear ULS Community, Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to host and participate in the September Board of Trustees meeting on the Gettysburg Campus. It was a time of prayerful discussions keeping our mission of unifying, learning, and serving in our hearts and minds….

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