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.

Luther junior Catherine Lewis

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Fear

Stand at the edge of the cliff with Catherine and feel all the feelings! Vulnerability, anxiety, fear... will she jump or won't she?

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La Donna D. McGohan, Luther associate professor of nursing

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Health care and Obergefell v. Hodges

What does Obergefell v. Hodges (whether the 14th Amendment requires states to license or recognize marriages between couples of the same sex) mean for health care? Professor McGohan explains why health care professionals are also watching for the Supreme Court decision.

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Luther junior Catherine Lewis

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My favorite part of the day

When's your favorite part of the day? Is it the wee hours of the morning? The quiet surrounding dusk? That satiated feeling right after lunch? Perhaps watching the stars appear in the sky? Catherine Lewis describes her favorite part of her Luther day.

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Intelligent Design—It's not just for evangelicals

Intelligent Design (or ID) does not equal creationism, but is sometimes called "intelligent design creationism" and other times called a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution... is your head swimming yet? Read on as Professor Shedinger explains the differences and the arguments behind Intelligent Design.

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