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From My Desk to Yours: Time After Pentecost — A Time for Renewal

Time After Pentecost: A Time for Renewal ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 11 My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare they will give you. Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind…

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May 30, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: The ULS Class of 2019

Commencement and Celebration: Moments to Remember ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 10 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like the son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given…

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May 9, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: The Moments We Cannot Ignore

Graduation and the Cost of Seminary Education ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 9 “And my God will supply all your needs according to Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19. Support for Seminary Education in a Changing Church and World After years of large numbers of graduating high school seniors, colleges and universities are…

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April 18, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: The Church Shall Stand

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 8 “Built on a rock the church shall stand, even when steeples are falling.” From “Built on a Rock” ELW 652 Text by Nicholai Grundtvig 1783-1872; Translation by Carl Doving 1867-1937 Watching as fire and smoke engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame, my heart broke. This…

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March 26, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Community Updates

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 7 In the press of paper deadlines, group projects, CPE, field ed. assignments and all the other academic pursuits here at ULS, it’s easy to forget that life goes on off campus, and affects our community here on campus. This week, we say goodbye to some,…

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March 12, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Labors of Love

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 6 There are many different elements that make up a great institution of higher learning: Excellent facilities; A committed, intelligent student body; Dedicated staff members working hard; And perhaps most importantly, faculty who are engaged with teaching and scholarship. At ULS, we are certainly blessed with…

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February 19, 2019

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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