Videos and Podcasts

Lent, Winter, and the Pandemic

Dr. Deanna Thompson
St. Olaf Daily Chapel
February 16, 2021


Keynote Address: Racial Justice, Interfaith Cooperation, and the Common Good on Campus and Beyond

Eboo Patel’s virtual visit to St. Olaf culminated in his keynote address to the St. Olaf community.
October 29, 2020


The Vocation of Friendship

Dr. Deanna Thompson
St. Olaf Daily Chapel
October 21, 2020


Dr. J. Todd Billings’ The End of Christian Life Podcast

Director Deanna Thompson was a guest on Dr. J. Todd Billings’ The End of Christian Life podcast in September. Together the two discussed the relationship between serious chronic illness and trauma and looked for places in the biblical narrative that make space for us to acknowledge our sense of being undone.


Lutheran Center Fall Symposium:
The Bible, Race, and the Art of Ambivalence: A Cambodian-American Lutheran Reading

Kristofer Coffman ’13 was the featured speaker at the 2020 Lutheran Center Fall Symposium.


Holy Communion in the Time of COVID: Eucharistic Practices and Perspectives

A panel discussion, including Director Deanna Thompson, reflecting on communion practices during a pandemic.


Steele Talkin’ with Jearlyn Steele

Director Deanna Thompson was a guest on the WCCO Radio program Steele Talkin’ with Jearlyn Steele on Sunday, June 28. Together, she and Steele discussed how worshipers are adjusting to a new fully-online experience.

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW


Leadership in a Pandemic

Director Deanna Thompson explains how a Lutheran lens can help us think about leadership during a time of pandemic.


Common Read – Acts of Faith

In partnership with the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts, Director Deanna Thompson introduces faculty and staff to St. Olaf’s 2020 Common Read book, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel, and explores strategies on how to incorporate the book and its themes into curricular and co-curricular plans for fall 2020.


Rev. Lenny Duncan Keynote Lecture

Rev. Lenny Duncan, ELCA pastor and author of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S., speaks to the St. Olaf community.
February 18, 2020


Rev. Lenny Duncan at St. Olaf Daily Chapel

Rev. Lenny Duncan, ELCA pastor and author of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S., speaks in daily chapel.
February 18, 2020


Lutheran Center Launch Celebration: “A Gracious, Religiously Inclusive Community: What it Looks Like and Why it Matters”

Deanna Thompson (welcome)
Arneshia Williams (opening ritual)
Bishop William O. Gafkjen ‘79 and Jenan Mohajir
Viking Chorus (sending)
October 24, 2019


Lutheran Center Launch Celebration

Bishop William O. Gafkjen ‘79 and Jenan Mohajir
St. Olaf Daily Chapel
October 24, 2019


“Beyond Deep Gladness: Vocations We Don’t Choose”

Deanna Thompson
St. Olaf Daily Chapel
September 15, 2019