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A Message from the NALS President

“For I delivered to you as of first importance….” I Cor 15:3a, ESV Recently I heard a theologian address the question of the value of seminary education. Why should anyone spend years of his or her life pursuing a degree which has little cash value or cultural clout? We live, as the philosopher Charles Taylor […]

“The Journey is Too Great for You”: A Reflection on 1 Kings 19:4-18

By George Schrader The days in which we are living have been trying, even for the most patient and optimistic among us, and we live in a setting in which it can be easy to fall into despair. All of us have been shaken from any sense that we might have had that we have […]

Interview with MDIV Student Lara Bhasin

My name is Lara Bhasin. I live in the Lower Hudson Valley, less than an hour north of New York City. I am a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Manhattan, a North American Lutheran Church congregation. I am married with two sons, ages seven and nine. I am currently a high school English teacher […]

Pandemic, Priorities and Philanthropy

By the Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch, STS Today, I’m writing about three factors — Pandemic, Priorities, Philanthropy — that connect us as friends of the North American Lutheran Seminary.  Pandemic. For most of us, COVID-19 is our first real experience of a global health threat. Pandemic-driven changes mean our lives look much different than they […]

In Remembrance of Bishop Spring

We are saddened to announce that Bishop Emeritus Paull Spring passed away on Saturday night, surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am EST at Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church in State College, Pennsylvania. Bishop Spring was the first bishop of the North American Lutheran Church, and […]