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ILT Celebrates the Graduation of Rev. Michael Giese

Congratulations, Michael! You have graduated from the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) with a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degree and have had all its rights, privileges, and responsibilities conferred upon you. With great appreciation for your work, and in fulfilling the assignment given me by ILT’s board, faculty, and staff, I, Rev. Timothy J. Swenson, presided over your graduation ceremony at Peace Lutheran Church, Rosenberg, Texas, during Sunday morning worship on September 10, 2017. The president of the congregation presented you for graduation and the entire assembly erupted in the joyous thanksgiving of applause at the conclusion of the ceremony. Michael, you began your studies

2017/2018 Presidential Convocation: No Thinking without the Word

What a delight to welcome ILT President Dr. Dennis Bielfeldt to the inaugural chapel service of the 2017/2018 school year at the Institute of Lutheran Theology. President Bielfeldt presented his Presidential Convocation and declared the school year "Open! In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." Before launching into his summary of ILT's achievements in the past year and its expectations of the year to come, Dr. Bielfeldt spoke of three things: 1) the way things used to be; 2) the way things are now; & 3) how ILT addresses the way things are now. In putting forth the way things used to be, Dr. Bielfeldt spoke of such essential things as truth, goodness, and being. While these are c

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