A New Kind of Beginning Hosting an all-digital Prolog Week was certainly an atypical start to a new academic year at Wartburg Seminary, but we began in the way that we always do: centering our community in worship. The worshipping community at Wartburg Seminary gathers to receive God’s Word and sing God’s praise throughout the…
Eight Students Connected to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Journey through the One-Year MA Program In the Fall of 2019, Wartburg Seminary launched a one-year Master of Arts program. When WTS Board Member Michael (Mike) Carlson ’04 heard about this new program at one of the Board of Directors meetings, he immediately thought of the staff…
You are invited to participate January 5-18, 2019 in a study tour to Germany, focused on sites related to the legacy of Martin Luther. This immersion will trace these key threads of the Reformation heritage in relationship to their significance to present day realities in church and society. Travel will include the sites of Wittenberg,…
Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) will honor forty-five degree and certificate candidates at commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2001 Saint Joseph St, Dubuque, Iowa.
Pastor Lundborg says, “Collaborative Learning is like DL [Master of Divinity Distributed Learning Program] 2.0. We are now talking about what’s best for the student’s formation, finances and family. It is especially great for students who are already serving in a congregation and now can dig into seminary in real-time.”
Taking a full class load and serving in this role with three churches is busy. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming. It helps that SWIM church members are flexible and understanding and forgiving of mistakes. They are more self sufficient than any other church I’ve ever experienced. They are willing to try new things, to experiment. They invite most new ideas. I am keenly aware of how wonderful this is.
Bishop Emeritus Munib A. Younan of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land will visit Wartburg Theological Seminary from April 3-5, 2018.
Wartburg Theological Seminary has received a $497,115 grant from The Kern Family Foundation to streamline preparation for pastoral ministry for first career ministerial students in partnership with Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.
As members of the congregation discerned it was time to consider closing its doors and passing on their legacy, they wanted to find a way to honor the spirit of their membership and hope of their mission, “Faith to Ensure, Hope to Ensure, by Grace we are Saved.”
There is something oddly, deeply familiar about this time and place called seminary. Perhaps it’s because the private, Lutheran, higher education vibe resonates with my experience from Luther College.
Read “Coming Home” from Daniel Grainger’s blog, published with his permission.