Category Archives: Student Feature

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 […]

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 […]

To the Ends of the Earth

NALS Student Serves in New Zealand You might not think of becoming a short-term missionary in the middle of your seminary education. After all, doesn’t the average student spend most of her time swamped with essays and Greek parsings? How could living abroad—and missing an entire semester—even work out in the grand scheme of graduate […]

Highlights from the Class of 2019

A few short weeks ago, we celebrated the graduation of six of our North American Lutheran Seminary students. These men and women completed the theological, biblical, and spiritual formation that was placed before them, and they did so with humility and quiet confidence. Two NALS students—among the entire group of seminarians at the NALS and […]

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.”  […]