Monthly Archives: December 2019

Supporting Your Seminarians

Every year the students of the North American Lutheran Seminary are blessed and equipped through your generosity. The donations to the NALS and the Theological Education Fund of the North American Lutheran Church provide the funds needed to support seminary education for the future leaders and pastors in the NALC. Many of these leaders have […]

To All the Lost, Come Home: A Devotional on Luke 15:1-10

By Colin Neill, NALS MDiv 2020 Two years ago on a youth mission trip with my home congregation, Zion Lutheran Church, a group of teenagers and I spent a week helping a homeowner named David with household tasks. Throughout the week, David was always accompanied by another gentleman who helped direct and assist us in […]

Finalized Agreement Provides New Extension Center for NALC Candidates in Canada

In the second week of December 2018—a month when the average high temperature in Alberta is in the 20s—NALS President Amy Schifrin and I converged on beautiful Edmonton, Alberta, in order to meet with President James Gimbel and the faculty of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS). Our discussions had to do with a potential arrangement between […]

Assuming the Call of the Summer

An Interview With Justin Baker “It wasn’t until maybe my second interview that I realized that chaplaincy at a summer camp was a role I was suited for,” said Justin Baker, senior MDiv student at the North American Lutheran Seminary. This past summer, Baker worked at Camp Agape, a Lutheran camp in Hickory, Pennsylvania. While […]

Upcoming Classes for Spring 2020

The NALS will have three online courses available during our Spring 2020 semester, beginning on January 21 and running until May 11. These classes are open and available to all students, whether they’re pursuing ordination or just interested in boosting their knowledge of Lutheran theology and practice. Registration for Spring 2020 opens December 4 and […]

“Take my silver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold.”

A Reflection on Mark 10:17-31 Money, money, money, money, money:  Jesus never had any in his pockets, but he knew what would happen to our hearts if we kept our hands clutched too tightly around ours.          Money—whether people earn it legally or on the streets, if it becomes your reason to […]