Augsburg University Searches for Next Christensen Chair

Augsburg University seeks a creative and visionary leader who will steward the vocation of an institution that is guided by “the faith and values of the Lutheran church” and committed to educating students to be “informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.” In addition, the Chair will advance the university-wide priorities of social…

Recap Convocation 2019

Photo: Pastor Lenny Duncan’s Book Talk. Photo By Bill Gohl, Used with Permission. Dietrich Bonhoeffer opened Discipleship with the stark but subtle distinction between costly grace and cheap grace. Some since Martin Luther’s proclamation of free grace have wanted to understand God’s grace apolitically—that is, as God’s unmerited regard for an individual regardless of the…

Churchwide Organization Seeks Director of Theological Diversity & Engagement

Job Context Information Under general direction of the executive, this position works within a newly developed team which embraces work of theological reflection and discernment; social justice; and ecumenical and inter-religious engagement. Job Purpose This position has special responsibility for helping to envision and implement new patterns, methods and directions in a fast-changing religious environment.…

Bishop Erwin on Forming Leaders

This article first appeared at LivingLutheran.org. One of the Reformation’s ambitious goals was to create an educated clergy. Both Protestant and Catholic reformers shared this goal, but the methods they chose varied somewhat: Protestants relied on the educational systems available to them, mostly universities; each Catholic diocese was expected to have its own “seminary”—a “seedbed” for…