2017 Seminary and Divinity School Day

October 26, 2017 at Gustavus Adolphus College

A day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options.

Students of all denominations welcome! Representatives from up to 22 seminary and divinity schools will be present. 

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This event is free, and lunch and transportation to Gustavus Adolphus College will be provided to those who register. We will leave Augsburg at 8:00 am and return around 4:00 pm.

Theme: “I am your Servant, Give me Discernment”  -Psalm 119:125

Discernment is a journey that begins with a still small whisper or sense of God’s call upon one’s life. As children of God we cannot ignore it when we feel our creator tugging at our heart, but that does not mean we have to walk alone on this path. It is God’s goods pleasure that we should have discernment and enjoy the company of fellow seekers as we journey forward together.

Schedule for October 26, 2017

8:00 AM                  Depart Augsburg University for Gustavus Adolphus

9:30 AM                  Registration

10:00-10:20 AM      Daily Chapel

10:30 – 11:30 AM   Welcome, Introductions, Vocational Reflection Conversation

11:30-1:55 PM        Table Talk Time, with Lunch Buffet Open from 12:30-1:30PM

2:15 – 2:30 PM       Sending Session and Blessing, depart for Augsburg

Arrive at Augsburg University by 4:00 PM

See the list of 18 Seminary and Divinity Schools that represented at Augsburg in 2016.


Seminary and Divinity Day is a collaboration between the Christensen Center for Vocation at Augsburg University and Gustavus Adolphus College.

If you have questions, contact Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu or Lonna Field at fieldl@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1467.

Heritage Day with Mary Lowe

Martin Luther on the Body, Our Bodies, and the Body of Creation

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454

As part of the Reformation series, Mary Lowe, associate professor of Religion at Augsburg University, will give an evening lecture followed by discussion and a reception.

Martin Luther wrote, “There are three elements in a human, the body, the soul, and the spirit.” Many of today’s complex issues involve our bodies and the body of creation: climate change, gender and sexuality, abuse, and deforestation, etc. In Augsburg’s 2017 Heritage Lecture, Prof. Lowe will introduce Luther’s perspectives on bodies and creation and examine how—even today—his theology can help us better understand and address these embodied challenges.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please email ccv@augsburg.edu if:
– you would like a printable parking permit for the evening.
– you would like to be notified when an audio recording of the presentation is available.

Meet Our ACYTI Ambassadors – Hannah

Meet Hannah- One of our 2016-17 Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Year-Round Ambassadors

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My name is Hannah Schmit, and I am a senior at Augsburg College. I am double majoring in Sociology and Religion with a minor in Biology.  I am originally from a small town in northern Wisconsin, so I like to take full advantage of all the things that life in the cities has to offer!  In my free-time I enjoy making music, hiking, exploring, reading, and crafting.  I am excited to be working with ACYTI because I believe in the program, and I cannot wait to share it with others!

 

More about the ACYTI Ambassadors

Peace and Hannah are working to share their experience and help connect youth and congregations with ACYTI. If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Theology Institute, or having our Ambassadors visit your congregation to share their experience, please contact us at acyti@augsburg.edu

18 Seminary and Divinity Schools Coming to Augsburg!

ON OCTOBER 27, EXPLORE THEOLOGICAL GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS AND QUESTIONS WITH OTHERS.

Representatives from the following seminary and divinity schools will be on campus from 9:30am-3:30pm:

Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
University of Chicago, Divinity School, Chicago, IL
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), Chicago,
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), Berkeley, CA
Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
Truett Seminary at Baylor University, Waco, TX
Union Theological Seminary, New York City, NY
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN
Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, NC
Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

Register to attend (includes free lunch).
Or, t
o view a schedule and learn more information, visit the Seminary and Divinity School Page.

Meet Our ACYTI Ambassadors – Peace

Meet Peace, one of our 2016-17 Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) year-round Ambassadors.
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Hello! My name is Peace Peter. I’m currently a second year here at Augsburg College. I’m a double major in communications and journalism.  I am a member of the Pan-African Student Union and I work in the IT-department.  I was born in Liberia and I lived in three different countries in Africa before I moved to the U.S.  In my free time I love to watch 90’s sitcom especially Full House and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  I’ve never eaten popcorn and my favorite American Food is Caesar salad. I am excited to work with the Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute because I am called to spread the word of God.

More about the ACYTI Ambassadors

Peace and Hannah are working to share their experience and help connect youth and congregations with ACYTI. If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Theology Institute, or having our Ambassadors visit your congregation to share their experience, please contact us at actyi@augsburg.edu

 

2016 Seminary and Divinity School Day

October 27, 2016 at Augsburg College

Stewarding God’s Call

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Discover unique offerings of various seminary and divinity schools at table time.

A day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options.

Students of all denominations welcome!

No cost to attend.

See the list of 18 Seminary and Divinity Schools that represented at Augsburg.

Schedule for October 27, 2016

9:30 AM                   Registration

10:00-11:00 AM      Opening Session – Welcome, Introductions, Bible Study

11:00 – 11:25 AM    Table Talk Time

11:30-11:50AM        Daily Chapel Service

12:00-1:15PM          Lunch & Keynote Address by Adam Copeland

1:15-1:55PM            Table Talk Time

2:00-2:45PM            Exploring Questions/Discerning Together Time

2:45 – 3:00PM         Sending Session and Blessing


Seminary and Divinity Day is a collaboration between the Christensen Center for Vocation and Gustavus Adolphus College.

If you have questions, contact Emily Glaser at ccv@augsburg.edu or Lonna Field at fieldl@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1467.


Themes and Posters from PREVIOUS YEARS

2015 – Speak, Lord, Your Servant is Listening

2014 – “Where Next? Vocation as Path”

2013 – “For Such a Time as This

2012 – “Wade in the Water

Past participants engaging in discernment conversations.
Past participants engaging in discernment conversations.

 

2015 Heritage Day

The 2015 Heritage Day featured presentations by two Augsburg Alumnae:

“BricMandyHeadshot 1ks and Mortar of the Epistle of Straw: Luther and James on Faith and Works.”

Amanda Brobst-Renaud, ‘04

– 2013 MDiv from Luther Seminary
– Current Ph.D. Candidate in Biblical Studies at Baylor University

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Katharine S. Mahon, ’06

– 2010 MTS from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
– Current Ph.D. Candidate in Liturgical Studies, Liturgical History at the University of Notre Dame

ABOUT OUR ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY

Continue reading “2015 Heritage Day”

Opportunity to be a Christensen Scholar for 2015-16

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The 2015-2016 Christensen Scholars Seminar explores the Big Questions, the ones that keep you awake at night, that urge you to march, that press you into conversation with strangers, that prompt you to notice injustice.

As a college in the Christian tradition, Augsburg takes religion seriously.  We regard it as a subject of critical inquiry, even as we respect its practice as a faith.  As a college in the Lutheran tradition, Augsburg uses vocation as a way of engaging Big Questions.  Vocation is a full-bore, full-body experience.

Led by Professor Martha E. Stortz, the scholars will use a four-fold strategy to address those questions:

theological reflection, the head-trip part of the seminar, involving reading, writing, and critical thinking about vocation;

spiritual engagement, the heart of our work, a reflective component;

social action, hands-on work in the community;

everyday experience, as we learn our immediate context.

The Christensen Scholars earn upper level religion credit, receive a $2000 tuition scholarship, and meet every Thursday evening throughout the academic year beginning at 6pm, alternating class discussion with work in the shelter. We’ll touch base with the Interfaith Scholars at several points during the year.

An overview with further details about the program is available on our website. Please take a look and consider applying by February 5.

The application process is available on the Christensen Scholars website.

 

2014 ACYTI Journal

The 2014 Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Journal has been published!

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2014 ACYTI Participants

This year’s ACYTI was an intense week of friendship, classroom learning, worship, solitude, contemplation, discernment, and action on Augsburg’s urban campus for high school students from around the country interested in theology. Students participated in hands on learning with classroom discussion both at Augsburg and sites throughout the Twin Cities. At the end of their week-long journey they reflected on what they took away from the week and wrote an essay.

This year’s theme was OMC! Christian Community in the Internet Age and focused on the impact of technology on the Christian Community. Take some time and read what current high school students are learning from Augsburg’s intellectual and diverse community experience!

18 Seminary and Divinity Schools to be at Augsburg

On October 28, between 9:30am-3:30pm, explore theological graduate study options and questions with others.

Representatives from the following seminary and divinity schools will be on campus:

Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN
University of Chicago, Divinity School, Chicago, IL
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), Chicago,
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LSTG), Gettysburg, PA
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), Philadelphia, PA
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), Berkeley, CA
Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, MN
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
Union Theological Seminary, New York City, NY
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN
Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

Register to attend. Or, to view a schedule and learn more information, visit the Seminary and Divinity School Page.