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The South Dakota Board of Regents Grants Emeritus Status to Dr. Dennis Bielfeldt

The South Dakota Board of Regents by Special Resolution on December 2, 2015, granted Dr. Dennis Bielfeldt the title of Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University. Dr. Bielfeldt taught in the Philosophy and Religion Department at South Dakota State University for 15 years, and has taught at the college, university and seminary level for over 30 years. His well-respected scholarship in “Reformation Studies, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Religion” have led to positions of leadership in “regional and national religious communities,” – including serving two years as President of the Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion. The Special Resolution also

What is Online Education?

The Institute of Lutheran Theology’s online education may differ from what you expect. ILT provides a live, interactive classroom that replicates everything in a traditional classroom and is a fully integrated online campus where students and instructors can communicate with each other. This is not like the old correspondence courses, where there might be no real contact with an instructor and no contact with other students. It is not even like the online classes where you watch a recording of a lecture and then have chat room discussions with other students. It is an actual classroom where students gather together with their instructor and learn in the same way that people have been learnin

Want More?

Seminary was good, but now you realize you were just skimming the surface. You want to go deeper. You long for the freedom to pursue the questions that nag at you and explore the ideas that intrigue you. You are eager to gain a clearer grasp of the gospel and of the world in which you proclaim it. You would revel in the company of fellow pastors who love theology and are passionate about proclaiming Jesus Christ. The Institute of Lutheran Theology puts all of this within your reach. The Institute of Lutheran Theology offers two post- M. Div. graduate degree programs, the Master of Sacred Theology and the Doctor of Ministry. These programs feature: A biblical and confessional framework High

ILT Educational Ministries and Certificate Programs on the Grow!

What do you know about Educational Ministries and the Certificate Programs at the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT)? Well, if you haven’t been watching lately, you will probably be surprised. Certificate Programs are the “other side of the coin” at ILT. While ILT’s Graduate Programs train and educate people for ministry with its Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Religion (MR), Master of Sacred Theology (STM) and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees, the Certificate Programs train and educate laypeople who are in pastoral, educational, and leadership positions in congregations. The Certificate Programs have been around since the beginning of ILT. Currently the school has four different c

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