“Take my silver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold.”

A Reflection on Mark 10:17-31 Money, money, money, money, money:  Jesus never had any in his pockets, but he knew what would happen to our hearts if we kept our hands clutched too tightly around ours.          Money—whether people earn it legally or on the streets, if it becomes your reason to […]

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 […]

Singing the Faith

The Christian’s Life in Hymns By the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin We know a sound when we hear it. We can tell the difference between a toddler’s giggle and a teenager’s cry of despair, between an angry husband’s “harrumph” when he slams the door and his sigh of deep relief when his wife welcomes him […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming Classes

Online Offerings for Fall 2019 This coming fall semester, August 26 through December 10, the North American Lutheran Seminary is offering three classes online. These classes are open and available to all students, whether you’re pursuing ordination or just interested in boosting your knowledge of Lutheran theology and practice. ST540 and ST660 are offered asynchronously—you […]

Helping the Church by Saving Students Money

Student loan debt is in the trillions of dollars. For the average student coming out of the average undergraduate institution, they will accrue roughly $40,000 of debt by the time they receive their diploma in the mail. And for graduate students, the cost can be higher: debts after graduation, according to Forbes, range from $60,000 […]

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