This is the season for graduations. I was privileged to participate in the commencement for the students at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia South Carolina this past weekend, and this is a picture of the proud graduates. I am grateful for their fidelity and eagerness to serve, for the quality and strength of their faculty and staff, and for the emergence of the school after a challenging several years as part of Lenoir-Rhyne University. For all these things and more, I can only say, “Thanks be to God.”