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We Strive to Be Good Stewards - Please read "Third Quarter Report". Thank y

The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) exists to serve students. It is through these students that the church will be served with competent pastors and classic Lutheran theology will be passed to the next generation. Students come to ILT for many different reasons and are enrolled in many different programs, but all of them depend upon donors to help keep tuition costs low. Historically, 75% of ILT's revenue comes from its donors. ILT could not exist to serve these students without your acts of generosity. As Paul says to the Corinthians about the cheerful giver, "You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the minis

The Return of the Word at Work Magazine!

The Word at Work Magazine is back! It has been a few years since the last printing of the Word at Work, which has been very unfortunate. Our desire to do a high-quality magazine and make it free to our churches proved too costly. An additional issue was the loss of its editor. But the magazine is back thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who is providing for the printing costs! And secondly, the appearance of a new editor! It with deep gratitude to our Lord for these two blessings. It goes without saying that we are overjoyed concerning the anonymous donor. We can however announce that Dr. Thomas Jacobson has been appointed editor of the Word at Work Magazine. Dr. Jacobson is an IL

ILT Professor Tom Jacobson Delivers Mindekirken Lecture on Hans Nelson Hauge

On April 27, 2019, ILT adjunct faculty member Dr. Thomas Jacobson presented a lecture at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (Mindekirken) in Minneapolis, Minnesota entitled "Hans Nielsen Hauge: 'Norway's Greatest Man.'" It was the first in a planned annual lecture series at Mindekirken about aspects of Norwegian and Norwegian-American Lutheran history. Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was a Norwegian Lutheran lay preacher, farmer, businessman, and entrepreneur whose work amid opposition and persecution is widely considered to have revitalized his country at a difficult time in its history. After a mystical experience in 1796, Hauge felt called by God to help his countrymen and -women by em

At ILT, We Educate Shepherds, Not Shopkeepers!

Today, many seminaries proudly proclaim that they educate "leaders" who know how to mobilize people for "mission." What this means in practice is that students learn a variety of psychological, managerial, and sociological techniques for creating and maintaining "vibrant churches." Seminarians are trained to be what Eugene Peterson calls "shopkeepers:" "The pastors of America have metamorphosed into a company of shopkeepers and the shops they keep are churches. They are preoccupied with shopkeeper's concerns-how to keep the customers happy, how to lure customers away from competitors down the street, how to package the goods so that the customers will lay out more money." (from Working the A

New Developments at ILT

We educate followers, not leaders ILT has continued to develop and expand its educational opportunities since receiving initial accreditation in February 2018. Since then ILT has been able to receive approval to offer Ph.D. programs and expand its master's degree offerings. In order to organize these developments, and others to come in the longer term, ILT has reorganized under four different units: 1) Christ Academy, 2) Christ College, 3) Christ Seminary, and 4) the Christ School of Theology. Christ Academy ILT Lay Education Programs ILT offers three options for lay education. Christ Academy ILT offers the Faith and Life Certificate, the Bethel Series brings Bible Teacher Training for peopl

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