Discerning Mission

Songs in a Lutheran Key

Songs in a Lutheran Key, featuring Lost & Found, is a concert and conversation about worship, music and daily life held March 23 at Luther Seminary.

The evening will be headlined by Michael Bridges and George Baum (Lost & Found), with special guests Handt Hanson and Heatherlyn (Prince of Peace, Burnsville) and Wes Burdine and friends (Mercy Seat, Minneapolis).

Friday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Olson Campus Center, Luther Seminary
2481 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

This will be a very rewarding, entertaining,

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A Faithful Future: Event Preview

Seventh Annual Consultation on the Missional Church

November 4-5, 2011

A Faithful Future

How does the church remain faithful, while also being open and imaginative?

The church finds itself at an important crossroads. Aspects of church are being questioned, new challenges are stressing current practices and old answers are not sufficient for current circumstances. In the midst of this reality, however, some believe that the future of the church has great promise.

Those participating in the Missional Church conversation

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What blogs do you read?

We're working on compiling a list of blogs to keep an eye on, and we'd like to include the blogs you read regularly, particularly blogs by Luther CML grads.

Check out Pr. Rob Moss' blog (at left), for instance.

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'Liberating Lutheran Theology' by Paul Chung just released

Dr. Paul Chung has just co-authored a book on Lutheran theology in the public sphere: Liberating Lutheran Theology. Here's a brief description:

Lutheran theology of freedom at the center of grace of justification may become an arbiter for contextualizing God's grace and human discipleship in the public sphere.

This volume includes three different Lutheran perspectives as represented by European Lutheran theology (Ulrich Duchrow), American Lutheran theology (Craig L. Nessan), and Asian Lutheran theology

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T is for teaching the Bible

The Lutheran University Press has just published the lectures from last year's Hein-Fry series, and that series included one from Mary Hess entitled Learning  the Bible in the 21st Century: Lessons from Harry Potter and Vampires. Here's an excerpt:

"To argue that the Bible creates community, is to make a claim which sharply contradicts some learners’ reality. There is a natural tendency for learners to want to draw back in one of two ways in engaging such contradiction. 

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