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Following Christ, Growing in Faith, Sharing God’s Love: A story of one congregation’s support for our students

Twenty minutes west of downtown St. Louis is the suburb of Manchester, Missouri, home to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Wartburg Seminary’s direct connection to this congregation is that many students, since 1983, have been recipients of scholarships Good Shepherd provides to help defray costs for unexpected medical expenses. David Franz began his tenure with this scholarship […]

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waterloo: Faith Is a Living, Breathing Gift!

After celebrating 150 years of faithful ministry in their community, the members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IA faced closing their doors with faith in a new life for their mission and legacy. They chose to trust Wartburg Theological Seminary with that faith. This fall, the first students started learning in the newly […]

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Finding Home at Wartburg Seminary

Daniel Grainger from his blog: wayless on seasons of faith           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. It’s also a small campus, with an emphasis on community, faith, and learning. […]

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Seminary president will receive honorary Wartburg College degree

WAVERLY, Iowa — The Rev. Louise N. Johnson, president of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, will receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Wartburg College on Tuesday, Sept. 5, during the college’s Opening Convocation. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m. in Levick Arena in The Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center. “I’m overwhelmed and honored […]

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Wartburg Theological Seminary 2017 Commencement Honors Graduates and Servant Leaders

Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) will honor forty-four degree and certificate candidates at commencement exercises on Sunday, May 14, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2001 Saint Joseph St, Dubuque, Iowa. “We celebrate the gifts for ministry and the academic achievements of the Wartburg Theological Seminary class of 2017. In this year of celebrating the 500th […]

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WTS Announces New MDiv Collaborative Learning Program

DUBUQUE, IA – March 23, 2017 –Wartburg Theological Seminary is piloting a new program which began with its first cohort of students in the Fall of 2016.  This new pathway to the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is a collaborative partnership between the student, congregation, synod, and seminary where all partners play a role in […]

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WTS Announces New Vice President for Development

WARTBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT for DEVELOPMENT DUBUQUE, IA – March 10, 2017 – Mr. Paul K. Erbes has been named Wartburg Theological Seminary’s Vice President for Development. Erbes has served as a Major Gift Officer at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) since 2014. “I am honored to become part of Wartburg’s […]

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Professor Kris Stache Delivers A Sabbatical Lecture

On November 16, the Seminary community and guests gathered to hear a sabbatical lecture from Professor Kristine M. Stache entitled, “Formation & Vocation: A Spiritual Journey In and Out of the Depths.” Prof. Stache was awarded two partial-semester sabbaticals, one in 2013 and another in 2016. Her sabbatical project sought to deepen her own vocational […]

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The WTS Castle at 100 Years: A Reflection from Craig L. Nessan

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wartburg Theological Seminary Castle in Fall 2016, we have an occasion to reflect on the genius of the architecture which imprints its pattern on each and every one of us in our life together. The WTS community is centered at worship in the Loehe Chapel, where we […]

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Wartburg Seminary Board of Directors Approves Designation as an RIC Seminary

As approved by its Board of Directors in June, 2016, Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) officially identifies itself as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) seminary. This designation of welcome makes clear that people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer are welcomed and affirmed. In service to the gospel of Jesus Christ for a […]

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