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ILT Offers True Diversity

We wish to share this testimonial from Rev. Andrew Christiansen to show other clergy that they are welcome at ILT, as well as indicate to our wider network of how our graduate school is regarded by its students: As a first year Master of Sacred Theology (STM) student, I can say I absolutely love Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT). I am an ordained transitional-deacon in the Episcopal Church and doing a full-time curacy in Louisiana. I have been blessed with this great ministry that keeps me busy. When I spoke with Dr. Jonathan Sorum last fall as I started to entertain the idea of doing a STM, I remember strongly resonating with something he said about his own academic career, “After my MDi

Remembering Dr. Eugene W. Bunkowske

At ILT, we called him Doctor Bunkowske. Sure, sometimes a few would call him Gene, but because he was Board President and because of his seniority, we usually would say "Doctor Bunkowske said this" or "Doctor Bunkowske said that". He was so cheerful and down-to-earth, he of course said, "Call me Gene," but we didn't fall for it. Dr. Bunkowske passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. He served the Lutheran church for more than fifty years as a missionary to Nigeria, Bible translator, a former professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, director of mission institutes. In addition to his earned Ph.D. from UCLA, Dr. Bunkowske was awarded several honorary doctorates and was the Fiechtner Chair emer

Congregational Stewardship – “Growing Up is Hard to Do!”

In 1962 Neil Sedaka recorded one of his greatest hits - “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do!” Three years later Ginger and the Snaps jumped on the train with their own hit “Growing up is Hard to Do!” Almost sixty years later, this is more true than ever. Philosopher Susan Neiman writes “... growing up is thinking for ourselves, and this is something we're actually too lazy and too scared to do as often as we should." Many ‘growing up’ in contemporary America are suffering from what could be called ‘delayed adolescence’. A recent survey of 2,000 young people over the age of 18 revealed that the age at which they felt themselves truly to be adults was 29. Most are spending their twenties living with

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