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.

Braver Angels

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Braver Angels, Mobilizing the “Better Angels of our Nature”

In 2016, this country experienced perhaps the most divisive election in its history. In this post, Professor Victoria Christman shares how a group known as “Better Angels” was formed to help de-polarize civil discourse in American politics, rebuild community across party lines, and strive to restore a more united nation.

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Re-Thinking Anxiety

In the midst of all of the uncertainty, many of us are experiencing a broad range of heightened emotions. In this post, Meg Hammes shares what Luther College Counseling Service is doing to help students learn how to build their resilience skills and heighten their emotional intelligence.

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