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Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner

Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner is the President of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

Recent Posts

On Repentance and Glass Houses: A Response to Charlottesville by United President Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner

Posted by Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner on Aug 22, 2017 11:47:44 AM


Many in our United community have waited with frustration as I have struggled to pen a response to the events of the last week.  My challenges have not been about renouncing the events of Charlottesville or the comments of our misguided President but seeking a level of clarity about how we are called to respond.

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Topics: racism, response, repentance, injustice, privilege

Will We Make a Difference or Stop at Outrage?

Posted by Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner on Jun 21, 2017 8:00:18 AM

It has been more the rule than the exception through the last six months or so that our world, national and local news has focused on one unbelievable human atrocity after another; with a seemingly endless ability to trump the previous week’s painful emotional impact.  The capstone of this last week was the criminal case of the Philando Castile murder ending in an acquittal of the police officer who shot him.

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Topics: news, social justice, resistance, justice, practice, guest posts, ministry, theological education, leadership, seminary

Easter Greetings and the Love of the Resurrection Story

Posted by Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner on Apr 16, 2017 12:00:00 AM

During our church service this morning the choir had just finished the Anthem; with trumpet and organ celebrating at full volume, when a young child in the rear of the sanctuary expressed total joy with something between a giggle, a shout and an Amen! 

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Topics: faith, ministry, easter, theological education, leadership

In Loving Memory of Rev. Dr. Mary "Molly" Allison Bigelow McMillan

Posted by Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner on Feb 22, 2017 4:31:51 PM

Many of you may be aware that Rev. Dr. Mary "Molly" Allison Bigelow McMillan died last Thursday at age 97. The naming of our Administrative building and beautiful chapel in her family’s honor is reflective of her great generosity and support for United.

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Topics: announcements, memory