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2016 Summer Theological Conference

The Institute of Lutheran Theology in partnership with Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps is proud to announce its 2016 Summer Theological Conference - “The Psalms Christologically”. This three day conference will be held on June 6th - June 8th at the Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp located on Iowa’s beautiful West Lake Okoboji. This conference will take us into the Psalms and the richness they bring to Jesus’ significance and to our lives as Christians in the 21st century.The Psalms take up a significant amount of space in the Old Testament, and most scholars recognize the influence of the Psalms on the New Testament writers. As Luke 24:44 points out, the Psalms witness to Jesus and pr

ILT Travels to Florida, Texas and Minnesota.

February has been a busy month for the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) and its Dean of Student and Religious Life, Rev. Timothy J. Swenson. As Dean of Chapel for ILT, Rev. Swenson made three journeys in the first two weeks of the month: 1) to Orlando, FL; 2) to Bloomington, MN; and 3) to El Paso, TX. There he was able to reconnect with ILT graduates and current students. Rev. and Mrs. Swenson journeyed to the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) Pastors’ Conference held February 2-5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. The days were ordered by the daily offices of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Prayer at the Close of Day—all from the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW) and excelle

Have you used your Thrivent Choice Dollars?

Have you used your Thrivent Choice Dollars? The Institute of Lutheran Theology is a partner with Thrivent Financial allowing Thrivent members to chose ILT as a recipient of their Thrivent Choice Dollars. According to, "Last year, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided more than $100 million to help congregations, communities and individuals in need." By choosing ILT to receive your Choice Dollars you are helping prepare the next generation of faithful Lutheran preachers and teachers. If you have questions about Thrivent Choice please click here to learn more and join the Thrivent members who support the Institute of Lutheran Theology. Thrivent members can also help ILT thro

Full-Ride Fellowships Available in August!

ILT announces 15 fellowships, which will be available in August for fulltime students willing to relocate to our Brookings, South Dakota campus. These fellowship opportunities are made available due to the courtesy of a generous donor from North Dakota. Students selected for fellowships will receive a $5,000 scholarship, another $5,000 in tuition paid through a work-study program with ILT, and FREE housing. During this fellowship students will enroll to complete 30 credit hours of course work during their year in Brookings. This will give students the opportunity to take courses in ILT’s classroom studio with other students and faculty throughout North America, while also being able to study

Meeting of the ILT Board of Directors

On January 21st – January 22nd, ILT’s board members along with ILT staff met in Minneapolis to conduct their bi-annual Board of Directors meeting. The level of Board involvement and commitment was beautifully demonstrated by the fact that ten of eleven of the Directors were in attendance at this meeting and that the eleventh member made a significant contribution in writing. The staff reports received at this meeting including the Presidential, Financial, Academic and Institutional Advancement Reports. These reports were received with appreciation and encouragement. Special notice was focused on the entrepreneurial approaches used in both certificate and practical academic programs that mee

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