Stanley L. Olsen
Stanley L. Olsen

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Stanley L. Olsen
Chair of Moral Values

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2005-2007

2002-2005

1999-2002

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Some Homilies from the Chapel of Reconciliation

Heather Aldridge, 25 Oct 2000
"Christianity: What's Christ got to do with it?"

Julia Pachoud Bennett, 10 Sept 2003

Michael Berven, student, 12 Sept 2003

Heather Aldridge, 15 Sept 2003
"The Gift of Stillness"

Loren Koepsell, 24 Sept 2003
"Wanderings in the Desert"

Ann Pederson, 15 Oct 2003
"Teresa of Avila"
Some related links

Carly LaCroix, student, 17 Oct 2003
"Thirsty"

Matt Grandbois, student, 21 Nov 2003
"Hold Your Breath"

Cari Skogberg, 24 Nov 2003
"Accompany Me"

Megan Olson, 9 Jan 2004
"Out of the Depths"

Reynold Nesiba, 26 Jan 2004
"The Poverty of Riches"

Ann Pederson, 3 Mar 2004
"Working Towards Salvation"

Pr. Paul Rohde, 5 April 2004
"Wholly Weak"

Gary Earl, 14 April 2004
"EASTER PEOPLE: Living our lives shaped by what He has done for us"

Ann Rosendale, student, 16 April 2004
"Thinking Outside the Box"

Sandra Looney, 21 April 2004

John Clementson, 26 April 2004

Ingrid Arneson, student,
Chapel President, 3 Sept 2004

Noel Kahl, student, 5 Nov 2004
"Trust God and Branch Out"

Amy Snow
Chaplain, Sioux Valley Hospital, 10 Nov 2004
"Faith and Fermentation"

Autumn Dockter, student, 21 Jan 2005
"Hydrogen Is: God's Love"

Beth Boyens, English faculty
Angie Lucas, English student
Dialog,  24 Jan 2005
"Sitting at the Table, Dining with the Word"

Amy Hanson, student, 4 March 2005
"Splendid Imperfections"

Pastor Paul Rohde, 11 April 2005
SEXUALITY AND SPIRITUALTY: Knowing the Body of Christ

Ann Pederson, 13 April 2005
"All Things"

Jaci Sutton, student, 29 April 2005
"Still In His Love"

Fenecia Homan, student, 6 May 2005
"Blessed and Called"

Murray Haar, 9 May 2005
"You Can't Go Home Again, Or Can You?"
[ Also visit this link. ]

Bruce Halverson, 14 Sept 2005
"Those People are Weird"
Bulletin
Audio file (mp3, 5 MB)

Marilyn Schempp, Chapel Organist
Mallorie Hansmann, Student Organist
Dialog, 19 September 2005
"Enjoy Liturgy and Music"

Michael Mullin, 2 Nov 2005
"The Importance of Doubt to Christian Faith"

Christy Hallenbeck, student, 20 Jan 2006
"It's Still Good"

Pastor Paul Rohde, 6 Feb 2006
"Hearing our Callings: Beginning"

Pastor Paul Rohde, 20 Feb 2006
"Hearing our Calling: Clarity"

David O'Hara, 15 Mar 2006
"Why Philosophers Don't Get Invited to Preach Twice"

Pastor Paul Rohde, 20 Mar 2006
"How Long Must I Bear Pain?"

Reynold Nesiba, 26 April 2006
"Salvation and its Obligations"

Aaron Graumann, student, 28 April 2006
"Faith"

Anna Madsen, 5 May 2006
"Freed to do a Monica"

Angie Hummel, student, 5 May 2006
"Blessed are the truth seekers ..."

Margaret Preston, 8 May 2006
"Love your Enemies"

President Rob Oliver, 11 Sept 2006
"Imagined Communities"

Anna Madsen, 20 Sept 2006

Margot Nelson, 28 March 2007
"Are you present?"

Nancy Davidson, 16 April 2007
"Peace and New Beginnings"

Muriel Larson, 9 May 2007
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant"

Richard Bowman, 24 Sept 2007
"Healing the Blind Man, Eventually"

Michael Wanous, 26 Sept 2007
"Sodium Chloride and Photons"

Kari Kintner, student, 28 Sept 2007
"Lavishing Love"

Richard Bowman, 15 Oct 2007
"Don't Speculate: Enjoy Life [even work!]"

Christie Schneider, student, 9 Nov 2007

Richard Bowman, 12 Nov 2007
"The Ambiguity of Power and Presence: Elisha and the Bears"

Meg Eide, student, 30 Nov 2007

Richard Bowman, 3 Dec 2007
"Jesus Without the Christmas Story: John the Baptist"

Mairead Kelly, student, 7 Dec 2007

Pastor Paul Rohde, 23 Jan 2008
"Strange Gifts or Gifts from Strangers?"

Kris Dahlen, student, 25 Jan 2008

Katie Barth, student, 8 Feb 2008
"See the Wonder"

Chris Croghan, 11 Feb 2008
"The 'Unethical' Theological Agenda of Martin Luther: His Early Years in Wittenberg"

Adam Norenberg, student, 15 Feb 2008

Janet Blank-Libra, 18 Feb 2008
"Ethics in Journalism"

Pastor Paul Rohde, 20 Feb 2008
"Hearing our Callings Through the Neighbor"

Debbie Hanson, 25 Feb 2008
"Ethics and Folklore"

Kristen Wilcox, student, 29 Feb 2008

Karen Mahan, 3 Mar 2008
"Ethics and Education"

Mark Braun, 5 Mar 2008
"Are Leaders Born or Made?"

Brian Eggleston, 10 Mar 2008
"Ethics and/as Economics"

Ben Hasche, student, 28 Mar 2008

Lindsay Twa, 2 Apr 2008
Seeing and Believing: Robert Aldern's reredos 'God's Love Through Christ'
[Link to Reredos image]

BryAnn Becker, student, 4 Apr 2008
"In search of the compassionate life"

Ben Eisele, student, 20 April 2008
Sunday Sermon

Andrew Kightlinger, student, 25 April 2008

Sarah Mason, student, 2 May 2008
"Living Simply, Love Extravagantly"

Richard Bowman, 8 Sept 2008
"What's in a Name: Moses and God" Part I

Ann Pederson, 10 Sept 2008

Richard Bowman, 15 Sept 2008
"What's in a Facee: Moses and God" Part II

President Rob Oliver, 29 Sept 2008
"Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

Collin Taphorn, student, 10 Oct 2008

Richard Bowman, 20 Oct 2008
"What's in a Family: Lot's Daughters"

Murray Haar, 10 Nov 2008
"The Threat and Mystery of the Stranger"

Richard Bowman, 17 Nov 2008
"The Tower of Babel: What's iin a Place?"

Laurie Jungling, 9 Feb 2009
"Ethics and Religion: Friend or Foe?"

Paul Egland, 16 Feb 2009
"Ethics and Biology"

Paul Rohde, 23 Feb 2009
"Ethics for the Ordained and the Communities That Call Them"

Jetty Duffy-Matzner, 2 March 2009
"Chemistry and Ethics - Perspectives from an Undergraduate Research Mentor and Teacher"

Gretta Melsted, 9 March 2009
"Ethics in Athletics"

Mary Isaacson, 16 March 2009
"The Ethics of Culture in Nursing and Healthcare"

Heather Barthelman, student, 17 April 2009

Jenny Anderson, student, 1 May 2009
"God's Slaps in the Face"

Ashley Pike, student, 8 May 2009
"Be Still and Know that I am God"

Beth Singleton, student, 11 Sept 2009

Megan Hasche, student, 18 Sept 2009

Logan Lee, student, 25 Sept 2009

Miranda Andersen, student, 2 Oct 2009

David O'Hara, 7 Oct 2009
"To Whom Else Can We Go?"

President Rob Oliver, 9 Oct 2009
"Remembering and Reconciling"

Rocki Wentzel, 14 Oct 2009
"Incarnation as Gift"

Abby Thompson, student, 16 Oct 2009
"Home"

Hannah deFreese, student, 23 Oct 2009

Alex Eykamp, student, 6 Nov 2009

Per Nestingen, student, 13 Nov 2009

Mike Wanous, 18 Nov 2009

Sam Eisele, student, 20 Nov 2009

Heather Bart, 23 Nov 2009
"These are God's Hands"

Liz Dolven-Kolle, student, 4 Dec 2009

Michael Stutelberg, student, 8 Jan 2010

Pastor Ann Pederson, 13 Jan 2010

Amy Hulstein, student, 22 Jan 2010
"Traveling the road of persecuted love"

Kirsten Lenander, student, 19 Feb 2010

Julia Bennett, 24 Feb 2010
"Awake . . Be kind to your sleeping heart"

Will Dietzler, Student, 26 Feb 2010
"Here I Stand"

Margot Nelson, 1 March 2010

Matt Haar, student, 9 Apr 2010
"Tuning Up: A Preliminary Outpouring"

Peter Schotten, 16 Apr 2010
"Akeda"

Bob Wendland, student, 23 Apr 2010
"Youthfulness is Next to Godliness"

Marie Halvorson, student, 7 May 2010
"Putting on the Whole Armor of God"

Pr. Ann Pederson, 12 May 2010

Pr. Paul Rohde, 2 Sept 2010
"The Word of God Endures Forever"

Kayla Rockwell, student, 12 Sept 2010
"To Be"

Janet Blank-Libra, 22 Sept 2010
"Why I Am Convinced That Jonah Lives Yet in the Belly of the Great Fish "

Rachel Hurley, student, 24 Sept 2010
"Wisdom In Your Hands"

Kim Hibma, student, 1 Oct 2010

Pr. Paul Rohde, 4 Oct 2010
"Bergsaker: Symbol of Beginnings"

Janet Blank-Libra, 8 Oct 2010
"2010 Blessing of the Animals"

Janet Blank-Libra, 11 Oct 2010
"Sven Froiland and the Trees"

Kirsten Mebust, 13 Oct 2010
"Go Jump in the River"

Jon Ask, student, 15 Oct 2010
"Chains and Words"

Kay Christensen, 18 Oct 2010
"God of Creation and Creativity"

Pr. Lori Hope, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, 27 Oct 2010
"What would you do with freedom if you had it?"

Maren Peterson, student, 5 Nov 2010
"Love Your Neighbor"

Rachel Hurley, student, and Pr. Paul Rohde, 8 Nov 2010
"Time: Gathering at the Foucault Pendum in GSC"

Brian Juber, student, 19 Nov 2010
"The Language of God"

Nicole Lauck, student congregation president, 3 Dec 2010

Geoffrey Dipple, 12 Jan 2011
"The Freedom of the Spirit"

Jessica Schultz, student, 24 Jan 2011
"Pieces: A Message of Hope"

John Bart, 2 Feb 2011
"Through the Eyes of a Child"

Laurie Jungling, 7 Feb 2011
"Time to Renew the Story"
Heritage and Hope at Augustana

Matthew Pehl, 14 Feb 2011
"Lyn Oyos"
Heritage and Hope at Augustana

Lindsay Twa, 21 Feb 2011
"Robert Aldern"
Heritage and Hope at Augustana

Christopher Stanichar, 28 Feb 2011
"Harry 'Doc' Krueger: A man of faith and music"
Heritage and Hope at Augustana

Brynn Muir, student, 4 March 2011

Janet Blank-Libra, 16 March 2011
The Way of the Pilgrim

Hannah Drewes, student, 8 April 2011

Janet Blank-Libra, 13 Apr 2011
On the Nature of Sacred Ground

Pr Paul Rohde, 20 Apr 2011
Learning the Mind of Chris
t

Mike Wanous, 2 May 2011
Vocare

Margot Nelson, 4 May 2011
Footprints of a Pilgrim

Pr Paul Rohde, 21 May 2011
Baccalaureate sermon

Pr Paul Rohde, 12 Sept 2011
Carried to Grace, in memory of Dianne and Tracy

Michael Seeley, student Peace Scholar, 25 Sept 2011

Janet Bank-Libra, 26 Sept 2011
Love

Sandra Looney, 3 Oct 2011
Pet Blessing

Lindsey Jacobsen, student, 7 Oct 2011
Join a Movement

Laurie Jungling, 16 Nov 2011
The Sheep Sermon

Pr Paul Rohde, 30 Nov 2011
Stretched by God's Dreams

Pr Paul Rohde, 14 Mar 2012
The Way of Jesus

Meredith Reynolds, student, 13 Apr 2012

Isaac Krueger, student, 27 Apr 2012
It's All About the Details

Dan Bock, student, 7 May 2012

Pr. Ann Rosendale, 9 May 2012

Amanda Buhl, student, 11 May 2012
A Whole Lot of Stuff

Janet Blank-Libra, 17 Sept 2012

Pr Paul Rohde, 7 Nov 2012
Homecoming

Mandy Klein Seeley, student, 9 Nov 2012

Pr Paul Rohde, 28 Nov 2012
Patient Urgency

Thad Titze, student, 30 Nov 2012

Pr. Ann Rosendale, 12 Dec 2012
Zephaniah

Pr Paul Rohde, 11 Jan 2013
Choir Commissioning

Molly Kokesh, student, 18 Jan 2013

Tony Yang, student, 21 Jan 2013
Spiritual Gifts

John Detlie, student, 28 Jan 2013

Pr Paul Rohde, 15 Apr 2013
Called to Live and other Fish Stories
Vocation

Julie Ashworth, 22 Apr 2013
Called to Teach
Vocation

Joel Johnson, 29 Apr 2013
Called to the City
Vocation

Steve Matzner and Jetty Duffy-Matzner, 01 May 2013
God's Ultimate Gift - Old things new again

Erin Schoenbeck, student, 3 May 2013

Jenny Gubbels, 6 May 2013
Called to Research
Vocation

Pr Ann Rosendale, 8 May 2013
No Temple In the City

Patrick Hicks, 13 May 2013
Called to Words
Vocation

Pr Ann Elizabeth Rosendale, 25 May 2013
Baccalaureate

Joel Johnson, 14 Oct 2013
Autumn in the Old Manse

Rocki Wentzel, 26 Feb 2014
Love and Excess

Pr Paul Rohde, 5 Mar 2014
Jesus: Hope for New Life in the Most Unlikely Places

Pr Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen, 31 Mar 2014
Sin Wagon

Claire Bestul, student, 4 April 2014

Susan Hasseler, 7 April 2014
Stories of Forgiveness

Tom Gehring, student, 5 Sept 2014
On Being Salty

Rev Dr Ann Pederson, 6 Oct 2014
The Ontological Chorography of the Logos, or
All doG's Critters Got a Place in the Choir

Pr Paul Rohde, 10 Oct 2014
Job's Safari or Put in our Place

Pr Ann Elizabeth Rosendale, 13 Oct 2014

Carrie Hall, 13 Oct 2014




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