Category Archives: News, Essays & Sermons

Schifrin to Finish Presidency at End of Academic Year

At this past summer’s annual Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin announced her resignation from the post of seminary president and her transition to full-time faculty at the North American Lutheran Seminary. She will finish out the academic year of 2018 to 2019 as president while the search for […]

NALS Students Visit Egypt on a “Pilgrimage of Listening”

“When we landed in Egypt and drove through the Sinai,” said Janessa Fisk, senior MAR student at the North American Lutheran Seminary, “my first thoughts were, ‘Wow, the Israelites walked here for 40 years, and there is nothing.’ It is gorgeous, rugged, desert hills and mountains and sand, and that’s it. That’s all there is.”  […]

The Power of Words – Spoken or Typed

By Matt KnuppelMDiv 2020 “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. […]

Discerning a Call to Ordained Ministry

When do you hear it? How do you hear it? Why do you hear it? From whom do you hear it? What will you be doing if you do hear it? Seminarians and pastors often reflect on questions surrounding the meaning of a pastoral call. Call committees often ponder these questions from their varying perspectives […]

From Death to Life: Preaching Resurrection

I know of a sleep in Jesus’ name,A rest from all toil and sorrow;Earth folds in her arms my weary frameAnd shelters it till the morrow;With God I am safe until the day,When sorrow is gone forever. “I know of a Sleep in Jesus’ Name” It was my first week of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). […]