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News Archives - 2006

The Rake publisher Tom Bartel at Vocatio Chapel on Wednesday

Sept. 20, 2006

Augsburg College will open the 2006-07 Vocatio Chapel Series, “How Are We Known: Vocation and Public Life” with the publisher of The Rake, Tom Bartel. The first Vocatio chapel of the year will be on Wednesday, September 27 in the Hoverstein Chapel at 10:20 AM. Bartel will share thoughts on the biblical passage, “Render Unto Caesar.”

The Rake is a monthly magazine, launched in March 2002 by people old enough to know better.

The Rake – like all rakes - has a reputation. It has personality. The Rake is full of good reading, good writing and strong visuals. What sets it apart is its focus on storytelling, its literary essays and commentary, its humor, style, and personality. Rake readers don’t use the magazine, they experience it.

The Rake is free. Its controlled, audited circulation of 60,000 is distributed throughout the Twin Cities metro area (Minneapolis and St. Paul), in cities and suburbs, in restaurants and libraries, in coffee shops and public buildings, for example.

The Vocatio Chapel Series, funded through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, focus on various aspects of vocation. These worship services are integral to Augsburg’s understanding of vocation, for the worshipers encounter a “Living Word” from beyond one’s self and become aware of living lives in the light of a wider purpose. One chapel a month is dedicated to the theme of vocation. The public is invited to attend any Augsburg College chapel services.