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A Film Critic Pastor-Theologian On the 2019 Oscars

People often ask me if being a film critic doing a PhD on cinema and theology takes all the fun out of watching movies. I can understand the sentiment. Film-watching is supposed to be an enjoyable diversion, an escape from reality for 90-120 minutes into an imagined world of drama and wonder. Won’t academic research […]

DMin Alumni Put Seminary Training into Practice

 At the end of August 2018, Drs. Jody Becker (LSF, 2017) and Scott Ness (SFS, 2014) traveled to Ethiopia for a preaching and teaching tour with the director of Missions for the North American Lutheran Church, Dr. Gemechis Buba. While visiting in Sashemene, they taught and trained teachers of LeadStar International Academy, a thriving K-12 […]