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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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Summer House of Studies – June 21-25, 2020

This summer, Dr. Mark Mattes, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View University in Des Moines, will be offering a class comparing the theologies of Jenson and Forde at the ILT main campus in Brookings, SD. We would like to invite everyone to participate in this class. You do not need to be an ILT student to join us. We would ask that you pay $100 to cover food, but there will be no other cost to ILT associated with this course (except of course for those students taking this course for credit). Course Description: "Forde and Jenson were two of the most important North American Lutheran theologians in the late Twentieth century. Hailing from a common background in Lutheran orthod

Spring Semester Starts at ILT

January 23, 2020 was the official start date of ILT’s 11th spring semester. ILT continues to show growth each semester. This semester is no different and there are many exciting things happening. Dr. Robert Kolb is teaching his first semester and Dr. Paul Hinlicky has returned to teach Ph.D. students. ILT’s first Doctor of Ministry student will graduate at the end of this semester. Students in the Ph.D. program, which was launched in the fall semester, are starting their second semester of coursework. God continues to shower his blessings on ILT. This semester there are a total of 85 students studying in various programs. Currently, there are 17 students in the M.Div. program and 17 in the P

The Memoirs of Bob Benne

In November, Dr. Robert Benne, Professor of Ethics at ILT, published Thanks Be to God: Memoirs of a Practical Theologian with the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau (ALPB). Dr. Benne is one of the founding faculty of ILT and has been a great supporter of ILT’s mission. His courses in Ethics from a Lutheran Perspective and Lutheran Sexual Ethics are foundational for the Master of Divinity curriculum. We would like to congratulate Dr. Benne on the publication of his memoirs. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can contact ALPB (607-746-7511) or find him on Amazon: Thanks Be To God!: Memoirs of A Practical Theologian​.

ILT Instructor, Tom Jacobson Receives CHI Award

Jacobson is pictured here with Connie Seddon of the CHI. Photograph from the Concordia Historical Institute 45th annual awards banquet and annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford — at Concordia Seminary. On November 8, 2019, the Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) held their annual awards banquet on the campus of Concordia Seminary (of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod). The CHI is devoted to furthering the study of American Lutheran history and offers a selected number of awards annually for books and articles that they consider significant contributions to this field of study. For the second year in a row, ILT's I

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