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99% of students receive financial aid

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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Take the Pledge

    Luther Music Department Creates an Antiracism Task Force

    Read about the work the Luther Music Department has been doing to address systemic racism.

  • 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.

  • Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion

    “Never Forget”? 9/11 and the Ethics of Memory

    In this post, Professor Todd Green asks that while we consider the many worthy memories associated with 9/11, we should also engage in conversation about the larger moral questions connected to how we remember and commemorate the event.

  • Sheep at the solar array.

    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.