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  • Guy Nave Headshot

    What do our beliefs say about us?

    April 22, 2014

    Guy Nave, Luther College associate professor of religion, highlights the socially constructed nature of beliefs and belief systems, and how they say far more about us than they do about the "gods" we claim to accept or reject.  Read more...

  • Todd Green Headshot

    Are religion courses harmful to faith?

    April 11, 2014

    Todd Green, Luther College assistant professor of religion, asks the questions "Are religion courses harmful to faith?" and "Should faith as we know it survive?" How would you respond?  Read more...

  • Robert Vrtis


    April 10, 2014

    Robert Vrtis, Luther assistant professor of theatre, paints a picture with words, or more specifically a voice-his 18-month-old daughter's voice. He takes a look at why we don't "feel out loud" and whether or not that's good.  Read more...

  • Gereon Kopf Headshot

    Martyrs, minorities and micro-inequities

    April 7, 2014

    Drawing from Psalms, Buddhist scriptures and Beastie Boys lyrics, Gereon Kopf, Luther professor of religion, attempts to reconcile our thoughts on sharing a common humanity by valuing diversity of culture, religion and lifestyle.  Read more...

  • Brad Miller Headshot

    Why MOOCs? Why not?

    April 1, 2014

    Brad Miller, associate professor of computer science, asks the question, "What is the role of online education at Luther College?" and discusses the pros and cons of MOOCs.  Read more...

  • Aaron Lurth

    Can we trust photos? Should we?

    March 20, 2014

    Though the term "Photoshopping" is relatively new,  Aaron Lurth, Luther College director of visual media, explains that the practice of altering images is almost as old as the ability to photograph. His blog post questions whether or not we can or should trust photos.  Read more...

  • Brooke Joyce Headshot

    The art (and science) of film music

    March 19, 2014

    The art (and science) of film music is front and center these days at Luther College. In January, Luther associate professor of music, taught a new first-year seminar on film music, culminating in four collaborative film scores composed and performed by the students in his class.  Read more...

  • Ramona Nelson Headshot

    For accountants, it's not only about the numbers...

    March 11, 2014

    Mona Nelson, Luther professor of accounting and management, relays the importance of writing in "For accountants, it's not only about the numbers..."  Read more...

  • Martin Klammer Headshot

    Children of Fire

    March 6, 2014

    Martin Klammer, Luther professor of English and Africana studies, is on sabbatical and volunteering at Children of Fire, an organization that helps child burn survivors throughout southern Africa. This is one of his journal entries, including photos of some of the children Martin is working with.  Read more...

  • David Tiede, Luther College interim president

    Luther College is our name.

    March 4, 2014

    David Tiede, Luther interim president, talks about what being a college "of the church" means for those of us who work and attend the college, as well as those of you looking to attend Luther and the greater community.  Read more...