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.

Char Kunkel, Luther College professor of sociology


Education is activ(ist)

In this article, Professor Char Kunkel explains how the best teachers help students see multiple ways of thinking and the consequences of various positions, decisions, and ideologies. From there, students are given a choice to decide who they want to be and the kind of world they want to live in.

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Gereon Kopf

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Diversity at Luther?!

Hear from religion professor Gereon Kopf as he discusses the learning opportunties that will take place at the upcoming interfaith forum, scheduled for April 4-6, 2019 at Luther College.

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Lenny and co. in Ha Long Bay

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Vietnam: Final Post

In the penultimate blog in the Stability and Change in Vietnam series, Lenny Myrah, a Vietnam veteran and Luther class of 1963 alum, reflects on his time abroad with participating students this past January Term.  

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Linnea Peterson


A crash course in autism

Read about Linnea Peterson '18, her diagnosis with autism after graduating from Luther, and how the widespread lack of knowledge of the disorder made it possible for it to go unnoticed even by people who knew her.

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Annika Johnson '19

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More than a course

Annika Johnson '19 reflects on her J-Term course in Vietnam and how her most valuable takeaways were from the personal growth and clarity she achieved by traveling.

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