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.

Ben Moore

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Let go

Professor Moore on teaching students how to let go and learn new ways of understanding, and teaching himself to let go of labels and grow as an artist.

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Rob Shedinger


Colin Kaepernick's patriotism

Taking on a nationally divisive topic, Professor Shedinger asks us to re-envision 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem as an act of patriotism.

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Guy Nave, Luther College professor of religion

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Justice is not a zero-sum game

Guy Nave explains the "zero-sum fallacy"—the belief that all resources are fixed and limited, therefore, one person's gain is always another person's loss, and how when it comes to justice... more justice for one, is more justice for all.

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