Faith-Filled Quarantine: Lessons from the Iranian Hostage Crisis

Kathryn (Kate) Koob’s Story Kathryn (Kate) Koob is a lifelong Lutheran, dedicated person of faith, and longtime Wartburg Seminary supporter. The faith learned at home and in church shaped her choices and life’s path, eventually leading to a career in foreign service with a posting in Tehran, Iran in 1979 shortly after the Iranian Revolution…

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WTS Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

The Wartburg Theological Seminary community is eager to welcome two new professors to the faculty beginning July 1, 2020: Dr. Man-Hei Yip, who is called to serve as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, and Rev. Dr. Jan Schnell, who is called to serve as Assistant Professor of Liturgics. The searches for these new faculty members…

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Our Life Together: Updated COVID-19 Response

Wartburg Theological Seminary COVID-19 Response as of August 1, 2020 In our ongoing efforts to care for one another and our neighbors, Wartburg Theological Seminary has put into place temporary policies that will remain effective indefinitely to help us steward our shared life together. Care for one another during this time is our top priority!…

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A Call to Repent and Respond

Pain and unimaginable suffering continue to be present in our world as a result of systemic racism, and these days it is being made more visible than ever before. In times such as this, we are called to listen, speak, respond, and act. How each of us does that will look and feel different. Wartburg’s…

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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…

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