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Aug. 17, 2012

Acedia and leadership

Kathleen Norris, author of “Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer’s Life” speaks at St. John’s University in Collegeville, followed by a panel discussion on acedia (a state of being unable to care). The panel included two monastics: Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer and S. Josue Behnen.
Aug. 13, 2012

Adaptive Change in Confirmation

See this video of Pastor Nancy Lee Gauche and Coach Tom Langemo take us through the game plan process at Monkey Business: A First Third Dialogue on the Confirmation Process.
Aug. 08, 2012

Listening and learning our way into Christian community

Dr. Dwight Zscheile offers new ways to think about inviting people into Christian community.
Jul. 26, 2012

Exploring new media and religion

What is the new research telling us about how people of faith engage digital media? Heidi Campbell explains, noting that far from “logging on, plugging in and dropping out” — which seems to be our fear — people are using the net to become more relationally active.
Jul. 26, 2012

Resources for Sowing Seeds of Hope through Environmentally Focused Ministry

The Story of Stuff   From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between
Jul. 23, 2012

Practicing discipleship with youth

  Terri Elton offers a compelling argument for how to practice discipleship with youth in a missional context.
Jul. 20, 2012

Teaching, learning and diversity

In addition to Dr. Willie James Jennings’ lecture, we invited a panel of faculty — Dr. Eric Barreto, Dr. Amy Marga, and Dr. Christian Scharen — to “think out loud” with us on the pedagogical implications of his work for our mission together at Luther:
Jul. 20, 2012

Prairie Star Ministries

Here’s a short introduction to an innovative small church collaborative in southwestern Minnesota:
Jul. 10, 2012

Mormons Do It Better

Interview of Paul Cannon, CYF MDIV graduate
Jul. 06, 2012

Interview with CYF Prize Winner on “A Future I Trust In”

Interview of Karen Gieseke, CYF MA graduate and CYF Prize Winner 2012 Read Karen’s full paper: A Future I Trust In: Identity and Vocation as the Parent-Leader See Karen’s Blog Post Here