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From My Desk to Yours: Condolences and Transitions

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 5 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus…

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February 12, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: The Work Goes On

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 4 We’ve experienced some grim winter weather this month, but the work of God’s church goes on. The Apostle Paul was not stopped by a shipwreck and an unplanned visit to the Island of Malta, so we should not be deterred by a little snow and…

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February 5, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Board of Trustees January Update

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 3 The ULS Board of Trustees held a positive and productive meeting last week on the Philadelphia Campus, addressing several important issues with 17 of the 20 board members in attendance. Members of the faculty, staff, and friends from the community were also present. The board…

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January 28, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue II Last week, I was invited to make some personal remarks in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Unfortunately, my wife fell ill. My travel to Arizona to be by her side rendered me unable to present these remarks in person (she is…

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January 15, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: New Beginnings, Painful Endings

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue I January at ULS is always a hopeful time. Far-flung students in our Distributed Learning program gather with other students for intensive classes on both campuses during January. It’s been exciting keeping up on social media with students and faculty on an educational trip to The…

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December 11, 2018

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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