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ILT Receives Accreditation

I remember vividly early summer of 2006 after the WordAlone Annual Meeting had just voted to move forward implementing an independent, autonomous, and fully accredited house of studies committed to the Biblical hermeneutic of the Lutheran Reformation. When writing the report that I had brought to the convention, I remember clearly thinking, “this is going to be a tremendous amount of work if we can pull it off.” I must admit that it has been a tremendous amount of work, and we did do it! We have just been notified by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) that we have been voted to receive initial ABHE accreditation! Since we are already i

ILT February 2018 Board Meeting

The ILT Board of Directors met from Thursday evening, February 8, to noon on Saturday, February 10, 2018. This meeting was the regular Winter meeting of the Board of Directors. There were many items on the agenda for this meeting. Most of these items dealt with issues related to the visit of the accreditation team from the fall. Specifically, the board was asked to create a clear definition of the role and authority of the faculty as well as change its meeting schedule to insure full participation in financial decisions by the board. The Board of Directors has changed its schedule and will now meet three times a year. It will meet in the Fall to review the financial audit, review the institu

Record Spring Semester

Census day is the day after the last day students have to add or drop a course. This is the day every semester that schools report headcount and credit hours. Census day for ILT in the Spring semester was Thursday February 8th. Spring semester 2018 is a record semester for ILT. There are 61 students taking 201 credit hours of graduate coursework and 78 hours of certificate coursework. There are also 4 auditors taking totals of 3 credit hours in the graduate school and 3 hours in the certificate school. This is big new for ILT because typically in the Spring the number of students taking classes as well as the total number of hours goes down a little. The Fall semester is usually better atten

Institute of Lutheran Theology Faculty Contribute to the New Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran T

“An immensely valuable resource. Wide-reaching in scope and brimming with first-rate scholarship, this dictionary will be indispensable for anyone interested in Luther and the global history of Lutheranism.” These words written by Carolos Eire, Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University aptly describe the new 850-page Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017), a volume appearing on the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. Members of the Institute of Lutheran Theology’s faculty authored a total of nine entries in this new volume. Dr. Robert Benne contributed entries on Economic Issues: Capitalism and Socialism (204-0

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