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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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September 21, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Creating in the Image of God

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 13 Over the summer, ULS focused some attention on our art holdings, cataloguing the location and significance of each work, updating the written descriptions accompanying them, and, in some cases, rediscovering pieces in out-of-the way locations on our campuses. From ancient Near Eastern religious statuary and…

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September 14, 2018

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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