Four Branches – July 2021

Jump to: Exegetical Systematic Historical Practical Exegetical Theology: The Way He Should Go? “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov ...

Beginning of Year Announcement 2021

Dear Friends, This communication shares information about several important events taking place at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon during the upcoming academic year. After a year in which so many plans were affected as a ...

A Symposium on Pastoral Wellness

For many pastors, the pandemic has overturned daily parish life as they had come toknow it. Faithful pastors know all about enduring the heat of the day. In dealing with the current realities and ongoing ...

“Chosen” Ephesians 1:3-14

Do we love preaching predestination? Or does it perhaps scare us, or intimidate us, or at least cause us to pause? I’ll confess some of the latter. That seems reasonable, doesn’t it? After all, predestination ...

Fall Online 2021

While Summer seems to be in full swing, look ahead to upcoming continuing education courses later this year. Fall is a great time to get back into the swing of things and participate in a ...

Communications Position Available

The Communications Coordinator (CC) position is responsible for coordinating and implementing strategies to communicate the institutional mission of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS). The Communications Coordinator will craft key messages, communications, and publications for all audiences ...

Preach the Word – July/August 2021

Movements in Sermon Writing I find that writing isn’t difficult. Sitting down to write—that’s difficult. The good lurking within my procrastination, fueling the fear at the edges of my work, is that it matters to ...

Book Review: Christian Freedom: Faith Working Through Love

Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560) lived and served in what is today Wittenberg, Germany at the University of Wittenberg. Martin Luther published countless treatises, commentaries, sermons, lectures, confessional statements, and other writings, many ...

Four Branches – June 2021

Jump to: Exegetical Systematic Historical Practical Exegetical theology: Gospel Motivation in the Shema via Vav Deuteronomy 6:4-9, often called the Shema, is a key confessional text of the Old Testament and was likely recited frequently ...

Graduation Day Sermon

President Treptow's sermon, "Got This?" was based on Hebrews 12:1–3, the graduating class passage. Got this? I’m not talking about you being able to come up the stairs, receive a diploma, and walk back to ...