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.

Pedro dos Santos

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Be a voice where there is deafening silence

Professor dos Santos is speaking out against the racialized rationalization that followed the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the Dallas officers last week. He shares his personal (both positive and negative) encounters as a person of color with police officers.

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Greg Fosheim, Luther College class of 2001

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You are safe with me

Greg Fosheim, Luther College class of 2001, is refusing to be silenced by his fear. He asks us to join him, and the nation, in finding our collective voice of reason.

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Andrew Ellingsen, Luther class of 2003

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I choose love

Sometimes it's hard to know what to think or do after a tragedy the magnitude of the Orlando massacre. Luther grad Andrew Ellingsen asks us to choose love.

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Claudia Elvidge, Luther College class of 2016

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Make it your kingdom

Just about to burst through the Luther bubble, Luther senior Claudia Elvidge gives us a pep talk in the strangest way imaginable... through bowling-themed emo bands and t-rex beanies.

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