Date: October 27, 2023
I arrived in 2007. Apart from COVID, VTS has participated in the Luther Bowl every year. This is the gathering of flag football teams from the regional seminaries. When I recently met the Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, who served as dean and president at Trinity School of Ministry before his return to the UK, he reminded me of the Luther Bowl final where the game was decided on the last throw of the match. VTS lost.
In my time, we have never won the Luther Bowl. It would be wonderful in our Bicentenary year if we could make this the year when we win. Sadly, with the Board Meeting around the corner, I am unable to attend. However, I hope others will respond to Mark Colbert’s plea to support the team. It is held at Gettysburg – so if you haven’t been to this deeply consequential place – then this is your opportunity.
It is good to see a team going to the Luther Bowl. Please let us avoid injuries. And GO VTS.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and President of The General Theological Seminary