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 […]

In Remembrance of Bishop Spring

We are saddened to announce that Bishop Emeritus Paull Spring passed away on Saturday night, surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am EST at Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church in State College, Pennsylvania. Bishop Spring was the first bishop of the North American Lutheran Church, and […]

Interview with Certificate of Lutheran Studies Student Kimberley Holmes Grasmick

My name is Kim Grasmick. I am married, with a teenage daughter, and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have had a long career in healthcare information technology and look forward to retiring in the next few years. I am a lifelong Lutheran, but only in the last seven or so years have […]

A Journey of Faith

By Dale Stanley My road to the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS) began in the Southeastern United States, in the United Methodist Church. I loved going to worship services, even as a young boy. I knew there was something special going on, however, I couldn’t tell you what that special thing was. All I knew […]

Interview with NALS Alumna Alliyah Greaver

As a transfer student, what attracted you to an education at the NALS? I started my seminary journey at Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America). I thought the NALS would be a good fit for growth as I started the candidacy process with the North American Lutheran Church.  While I grew and […]

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations to Andrew Ames Fuller! Andrew received his M.Div. degree this summer from the NALS/Trinity School for Ministry, and is continuing his education with the Master of Sacred Theology (STM). He plans to write his thesis on liturgical missiology as a foundation for ecumenism. Andrew was ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church in […]