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Each week you will find new stories posted here about how God is using the Institute of Lutheran Theology to sow the seed of the gospel. Check back often to stay informed. 

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Thank You From ILT

The staff and faculty of ILT would like to express our appreciation for all who donated to the Year-End Matching Campaign. This year, like every year, we are heartened by the support we receive from our donors and partners. This year $150,000 was pledged as a match. The Year-End Matching Campaign was matching one-to-one for every dollar we received in donations from December 1, 2017 to January 21, 2018. The total support ILT received in this period was $136,075. We were able to collect almost 91% of the match. Of these donations, $127,700 was donated to operations, $1,740 was donated for the Endowment Fund, $260 was donated for International Partners, and $6,375 was given for the Financial

The Upcoming Spring Semester

On January 25th, the Spring Semester for academic year 2017-2018 will begin. This is the ninth Spring semester ILT has run. This semester, ILT is offering a total of 30 courses (eleven Certificate, nineteen Graduate). In these fifteen-week courses, students will study the Scriptures, the Lutheran Confessions, Church History, Theology, and Philosophy. Through these courses ILT accomplishes its mission to “rigorously equip faithful pastors, teachers and lay people to effectively proclaim the gospel and serve Christ’s church throughout the world.” For Spring 2018 the graduate and certificate students have the following courses to choose from: Nine years ago ILT started its first Spring semest

Students Take Heart via Bonhoeffer's Theology that the Word Goes before Them

Theology students filled a classroom of the Institute of Lutheran Theology for a week with Dietrich Bonhoeffer this January. Hanged as a condemned prisoner by Nazi German soldiers weeks before WWII ended, Bonhoeffer’s words stood in for himself. His books and biography presented his forthright personality and teaching style, with a driving focus on preaching. Dr. Jonathan Sorum, ILT’s Academic Dean, taught the seventeen students who had come from across the United States and Canada for the J-term course ‘Bonhoeffer on Preaching.’ The motivation to attend ranged from curiosity to fulfillment of graduate credits, and attendees were both laity and clergy. Sorum’s passion to deliver over 40 year

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