At the 2016 CLB Biennial Convention LBIM Mission Mobilizer and Recruiter Dan V. sat down with David and Sonja N. to discuss their call to Chad. Dan V.: Dave… You and Sonja moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota from Washington state three years ago, to attend seminary. It was not in your plans then that you
Lutheran Brethren Seminary
Greetings from the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. It is indeed a privilege to come to you with an update on our finances. We were roughly $65,000 short of our anticipated goal at the end of August. That means we were 13% behind our goal for the year. We were praying for that gap to close
“In the sprawling slum of Haiti’s Cité Soleil, Placide Simone, 29, offered one of her five offspring to a stranger. ‘Take one,’ she said, cradling a listless baby and motioning toward four rail-thin toddlers, none of whom had eaten that day. ‘You pick. Just feed them.’” (Richard Stearns, There’s a Hole in Our Gospel, Nashville:
At the 2016 CLB Biennial Convention President Paul Larson sat down with Steve Tonneson, the CLB’s new Associate for Advancement Ministry. Tell us about yourself. I am a graduate of Minot (North Dakota) High School and Minot State University, where I earned my degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I’ve been married
L to R: Dr. Mark Erickson, Dr. David Veum, Rev. Troy Tysdal, Professor Nathan Oldenkamp, Pastor Craig Schmidt, Professor Brad Pribbenow, Kay Asche, John Zwiers, Naomi Evans, Pastor Darren Shaw, Pastor Kevin Skaret, Pastor Clint Knutson, Pastor Ben Hosch, David Narvesen, Pastor Luke Kjolhaug, Pastor Clayton Robison, Pastor Drew Nelson, Dr. Eugene Boe, and Dr.
On August 29, 2016 Lutheran Brethren Seminary held its 2016-17 opening service where faculty, staff, and new students were introduced. Dr. Sigurd Grindheim was commissioned and installed as Professor of New Testament by CLB President Paul Larson. Top Photo L to R: Brent Andrews (Librarian/Media Specialist), Professor Nathan Oldenkamp, Dr. David Veum, Patti Zwiers (Assistant to the President), Dr. Eugene Boe, Kathy
He trembled as he stood. Tears dripped off his cheeks. His voice just above a whisper. His words and the moment imprinted on my childhood memory. “This is the first communion service that I have attended in many months,” Herman lamented. “I don’t know why.” Herman had been converted to Christ decades earlier. I had
The Board of Lutheran Brethren Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Sigurd Grindheim will be joining the LBS Faculty. He has served LBS as a professor since 2012 in a part-time adjunct capacity. This call fills the vacancy on the faculty left by Dr. Mark Erickson’s resignation.
When I was a young pastor with no seminary education, I once said to my father-in-law, Rev. O.E. Overland, “I think that I’m going to skip going to seminary and just do ministry.” His terse response abruptly ended our conversation: “I think we need lots of seminary.” Why? Why did this seasoned pastor stress the
The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, making same-sex “marriage” a constitutionally protected “right,” is rightly regarded by advocates and opponents alike as a tipping point for the nation’s sexual revolution. The decision itself was hardly a surprise. “Blue states” had been approving homosexual marriage for years1 while the White House was
To my dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ—now the Church in Exile: I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Over the past several decades it has become increasingly clear that the world in which we live does not share at a foundational level our understandings of truth, beliefs, or values. We
“Dr. Veum, can I tell you something?” The student asking is from the Dominican Republic. His name is Erick Benjamin Sede Eduardo. He wanted to tell me the story about how the Lord provided a study lamp for only six dollars. But first…a bit of background. Benjamin—the name his mother calls him—is 25 years old.