Category Archives: News, Essays & Sermons

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 […]

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 […]