Ideas and Creations

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in the posts on the Ideas and Creations blog are solely the view of the author(s). Luther College's mission statement calls us to "embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community," and to be "enlivened and transformed by encounters with one another, by the exchange of ideas, and by the life of faith and learning." Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college are encouraged to express their views, model "good disagreement" and engage in respectful dialogue.

Melissa Bills


Stepping into the New

Since it's the start of a new academic year, Pastor Melissa reminds us that it's a perfect time to reflect on our priorities and the state of our hearts.

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Sheep at the solar array.

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Something Old, Something New

In this post, Professor Jon Jensen shares how we can work together to create a more sustainable world by tapping into the knowledge of our ancestors while striving to meet the needs of a changing society.

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Gathering in community.


Guns and the Erosion of Community

How do we achieve a greater sense of community in the midst of increasing violence and disconnection? In this post, Professor Char Kunkel shares how making connections can create safety for others and increase our own.

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