CHRISTMAS AT THE SEMINARY

On Sunday, Dec. 13, the Seminary Chorus presented its annual Christmas at the Seminary. With a service of Lessons and Carols, the 50 men of the Seminary Chorus and their director shared the hope of ...

Book Review: Doctor of Souls

Doctor of Souls: The Art of Pastoral Theology, by John Schuetze.  Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2017. 348 pages. John Schuetze serves as a pastoral and systematic theology professor at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He has a ...

No Pastor Is an Island

It’s easy for a pastor to become an island. It could be the many hours that he spends doing ministry that nobody else really sees and recognizes, or the congregational programs or initiatives that he ...

Christmas appeal sent

A Christmas card from President Treptow, reminding us that all are called to proclaim God's praise, was mailed to over 10,600 households in December. For more information on donating to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, visit http://www.wls.wels.net/friends/give/.

“Not What I Envisioned”

How’s teaching going?” many people ask me. I say something simple, like, “It’s going great, I’m learning a bunch,” then hurry on to the next topic. The fuller answer I could give is a bit ...

Preach the word – November/December 2020

Joy and Confidence from the Basics - Part 2 If there were such a thing as “Paustian’s Famous Home-Cooked Chili,” I imagine creating each new batch by some combination of habit, instinct, and muscle memory. ...

Preach the Word – September/October 2020

Joy and Confidence from the Basics What a thing it is to be someone’s pastor. A young woman lies in her hospital bed lost in a fog of bad news. You walk in the door. ...

From Eden to the New Jerusalem: an Introduction to Biblical Theology

From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology, by T. Desmond Alexander. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2009. 210 pages. T. Desmond Alexander is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director ...

From Law to Gospel

As a young man, I never seriously considered studying for the pastoral ministry. Even well into my forties, as a middle-aged man who loved the Scriptures and who enjoyed teaching Sunday School and reading some ...