Thought Leadership


Advancing a compelling vision for Lutheranism in the 21st century, the Lutheran Center nourishes faith, values and community to build a more spiritually engaged, religiously inclusive, and harmonious world.

As a nationally recognized expert in Lutheran theology and what it means to be the church in the digital age, Director Deanna Thompson has emerged as a thought leader on what church looks like in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thompson’s first blog post for the Lutheran Center on virtual communion was viewed more than 15,000 times in the first month, and she has become the go-to theologian on this issue in Lutheran circles and beyond.

Lutheran Center Blog

Additional Posts from Deanna about Virtual Communion

Virtual Communion in a Time of Pandemic
Ministry Matters, April 2, 2020
Virtual Communion and the Body of Christ: A Conversation with Deanna A. Thompson
Church Anew Blog, April 30, 2020