Rev. Dr. Sam Giere: Ponderings on Theological Education, Technology, and the “Rona”

Midway through Lent, I was struck by how well-prepared our Wartburg Theological Seminary students and recent graduates are to tend to the unique impact of the flatten-the-curve social-distancing response to the “Rona” (a.k.a., COVID-19) pandemic—the shift of parish life from physical to digital space. Literally overnight, people across the United States and around the globe…

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Commencement Story: Real-Time Digital Ceremony The Wartburg Seminary Administrative Cabinet did not make the decision lightly to hold the 2020 Commencement and Baccalaureate as a distance celebration on Sunday May 17th. While the WTS community grieved with graduates, we also knew it would be possible to honor graduates, certificate earners, and our…