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 College Chips, Oct. 1, 1924


In honor of Homecoming this past week we're delving into Chips editorials that are nearly 100 years old. The following text, "Opportunity," is from Volume 41, Issue number 12, dated Oct. 1, 1924, authored by J.W. Opheim, Luther class of 1925.

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Maran (Mandsager) Bacon '87 and Joel Bacon '88. October 2018, Wabasha, MN.

Words to Live By: Where Oh Where Is My Hair?

This article by Pastor Joel Bacon was originally published in the September 15, 2019 edition of the Sawyer County Record. Read how he discovered that his lost follicles were traded in on a beautiful person or a wonderful experience.

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Professor Char Kunkel with friend and mentor, George Thompson

The Antidote is Love

Recent tragedy resulting from gun violence inspired professor Char Kunkel and a mentor to develop a "pyramid of love", an illustration that shows how a more proactive model can help create and teach love, not hate.

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Being intentionally inclusive

Being intentionally inclusive

The following article is reprinted with permission from Gabe Twedt '10, and is part three in a series on inclusive language and representation in the classroom. It was originally published on April 25, 2019 as a post in his Viking Talk blog.

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From "Revelations of Divine Love" by Julian of Norwich.

In search of Julian

Learn how Professor Brooke Joyce's upcoming sabbatical project will focus on Julian of Norwich, and how her writings, theology, and legacy have made an impact on his life.

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Professor Jim Martin-Schramm's granddaughter, Anna Rose

We Rise: Climate Justice Week

Learn why Professor Jim Martin-Schramm is so passionate about climate change and what events are taking place at Luther as part of Climate Justice Week.

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Andy Hageman, Associate Professor of English

Critic, Coder, Poet, Mind

Read about the new assignment Professor Andy Hageman is doing with students in his Science Fiction Film course and how he hopes it will exercise their capacities for poetic imagination and algorithmic coding.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Overcoming challenges

Read about Visual Media Fellow Nathan Riley, what he values most about the work he produced this past year, and what has made the biggest impact.

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