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Reading Scripture Well

An Interview With David Nelson Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to interview the Rev. Dr. David Nelson, one of the North American Lutheran Seminary’s adjunct professors who works full-time as the acquisitions editor for Baker Academic. Our conversation ranged from what it’s like to work on both sides of the academy—as a teacher […]

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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 […]

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Finalized Agreement Provides New Extension Center for NALC Candidates in Canada

In the second week of December 2018—a month when the average high temperature in Alberta is in the 20s—NALS President Amy Schifrin and I converged on beautiful Edmonton, Alberta, in order to meet with President James Gimbel and the faculty of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS). Our discussions had to do with a potential arrangement between […]

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Upcoming Classes for Spring 2020

The NALS will have three online courses available during our Spring 2020 semester, beginning on January 21 and running until May 11. These classes are open and available to all students, whether they’re pursuing ordination or just interested in boosting their knowledge of Lutheran theology and practice. Registration for Spring 2020 opens December 4 and […]

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NALS Presidential Search Update

The North American Lutheran Seminary will continue the search for its next president after a brief break. Dr. M. Roy Schwarz, chair of the NALS Board of Regents, says, “The Presidential Search process has been suspended until after the North American Lutheran Church Convocation in August. We hope to conclude the process shortly after this […]

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Supporting Your Seminary: May Campaign 2019

In roughly a decade, over 50 percent of our clergy in the North American Lutheran Church will retire. And while there are interested candidates coming to the NALC from various places, the fact that seminary education remains a complicated and expensive procedure inhibits many more men and women from coming forward. Here at the North […]

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Grand View University: A New Agreement With the NALS

By the Rev. Dr. Maurice Lee As everyone involved with the North American Lutheran Seminary knows, training for ministry in the church is a complex and demanding commitment. The dollars and years required are not only directly connected to the cost and time of education, but also involve relocating, often accompanied by family, to a […]

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