Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Certificate of Lutheran Studies Student Kimberley Holmes Grasmick

My name is Kim Grasmick. I am married, with a teenage daughter, and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have had a long career in healthcare information technology and look forward to retiring in the next few years. I am a lifelong Lutheran, but only in the last seven or so years have […]

Interview with NALS Alumna Alliyah Greaver

As a transfer student, what attracted you to an education at the NALS? I started my seminary journey at Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America). I thought the NALS would be a good fit for growth as I started the candidacy process with the North American Lutheran Church.  While I grew and […]

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations to Andrew Ames Fuller! Andrew received his M.Div. degree this summer from the NALS/Trinity School for Ministry, and is continuing his education with the Master of Sacred Theology (STM). He plans to write his thesis on liturgical missiology as a foundation for ecumenism. Andrew was ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church in […]

In Remembrance

It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of our colleague the Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch, STS. Cathi has served faithfully on the Board of Regents of the North American Lutheran Seminary as both secretary and chair of the Development Committee. Though retired after 32 years of full-time ministry, she continued in active ministry, pastoring […]