Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Wittenberg Institute.

More good news this week: I was told that I'm the newest "Faculty Fellow" at the Wittenberg Institute:


I will be guiding graduate studies of people interested in earning M.A.s from the institution. It's a great program. You study independently and are directed by a faculty advisor, much like in Europe. Check out the website here: 


So, anyone interested in this means of study, I would highly recommend you apply.

6 comments:

  1. Great to hear that, Jack! Personally I'm quite interested!

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  2. Congratulations! Looks like a great program.

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  3. God-willing, in the future! Am interested in the MTh research programme ... with you, Jack or Dr Nestingen or Mattes as supervisor!

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  4. This looks very interesting, but I wonder: since the program is unaccredited, what could one do with a degree from Wittenberg? Will the LCMS ordain a person with an M.Div. from the Institute? Or is it primarily for personal interest and growth?

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  5. Good question Jason. In all honesty, I think it's fair to say that it is primarily for interest and growth. We have good scholars and I think if you want to learn and interact with them, then this is a great opportunity for you. A number of LCMS pastors who just graduated from seminary that I know have decided to earn degrees from this institution for that reason. The M.Div program is primarily aimed at training people who will serve in parishes in the NALC and the LCMC. I don't think that the LCMS would accept credits from this program, but you could try. Those who have left ELCA in the wake of their heresy regarding the doctrine of creation (August, 2009) are currently facing the problem of how to train pastors. This is one solution.

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