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Intersections: Called to Place

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November 10, 2021

Cover art Be Nourished Mosaic by Patrick and Luisa Hansel

Intersections, Number 54, Fall 2021

Intersections is a publication by and largely for the academic communities of the twenty-seven institutions that comprise the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Each issue reflects on the intersection of faith, learning, and teaching within Lutheran higher education. It is published by the NECU, and has its home in the Presidential Center for Faith and Learning at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, the institutional sponsor of the publication. Intersections extends and enhances discussions fostered by the annual Vocation of the Lutheran College Conference, together lifting up the vocation of Lutheran colleges and universities. It aims to raise the level of awareness among faculty, staff, and administration about the Lutheran heritage and church-relatedness of their institutions, especially as these intersect with contemporary challenges, opportunities, and initiatives.

In compelling and inspiring ways, each essay invites educators to the work of caring for students so that they can care for others, and appropriately troubles easy understandings of service, love, and the common good.


Preview essays in this issue with the individual links below:

Where Your Feet are Standing: Institutional Engagement and Place
Melisa Maxwell-Doherty

Community-Building on Campus and Beyond
Krista Hughes

Just Communities: From Liberal Arts in Prison to Radical Healing Over Zoom
Monica Smith

Caught in a Place Between Caesar and God
Darrel D. Colson

Hospitality to the Wild
Laura Hartman

From the Editor Jason Mahn

Please direct responses to or ideas for Intersections to Jason Mahn, editor ( or to
editorial board: Marcia Bunge, Gustavus Adolphus College; Jacqueline Bussie, Concordia College; Krista Hughes, Newberry College; Mindy Makant, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Caryn Riswold, Wartburg College; Martha Stortz, Augsburg University (emeritus); Deanna Thompson, St. Olaf College; and Marit Trelstad, Pacific Lutheran University.

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