A Boy Like Me

A Boy Like Me

“Stories like that make a boy grow bold; stories like that make a ...
A Crash Course in Defending Your Faith

A Crash Course in Defending Your Faith

By Caleb Holt  I had the privilege of attending FLY Beyond, the AFLC ...
A Lesson in Sole Care

A Lesson in Sole Care

Dear Pastor Phill Hooper,  Please don’t ever ...
Advantage: Bible classes

Advantage: Bible classes

One Perk of being a seminarian’s wife: enrolling at AFLBS By ...
AFLB/TS

AFLB/TS

One Last Project  This was not what they expected, kneeling down, ...
AFLBS Partners With Composer for New Work

AFLBS Partners With Composer for New Work

The AFLBS choirs had a unique opportunity this year to, very ...
And Old Testament Picture of Trust

And Old Testament Picture of Trust

By Pastor Phill Hooper  In Colossians 1:16–17, ...
Applying Ethics

Applying Ethics

Seminary class digs into the deep issues of life and service By ...
Asked and Answered

Asked and Answered

By Ruth Gunderson  Julia Aamot has a question. Maybe two. Okay, let ...
Bring the Funk 

Bring the Funk 

Jeremy Nikunen is in a band. They’re pretty funky, actually. Young ...
Building Friendships With A Gospel Focus

Building Friendships With A Gospel Focus

It is hard to imagine Miah Johnson ever feeling lonely. The bubbly ...
Chivalry is Not Dead

Chivalry is Not Dead

The trek from the women’s dorm, across the quad, around the back ...
Coordinating Alumni

Coordinating Alumni

I admit, the first time I heard the title Alumni Relations ...
Decision Makers – Carley Washburn

Decision Makers – Carley Washburn

My journey to AFLBS has been nothing short of exciting, but also ...
Decision Makers – Miao Zhao

Decision Makers – Miao Zhao

In September 2012 I attended Indiana University, Bloomington, to ...
Decision Makers – Micah Moan

Decision Makers – Micah Moan

Throughout my life, AFLBS has been at the forefront of where I ...
Decision Makers – Scott Erickson

Decision Makers – Scott Erickson

The pastoral ministry had a tug on my heart ever since I met my, ...
Europe

Europe

HUNGARY It was such a joy to welcome my alma mater to Budapest, ...
Facilitating Efficient Meetings for Joyful Ministry

Facilitating Efficient Meetings for Joyful Ministry

One great equalizer of humans, says J. Oswald Sanders, is time: ...
Facing Fear with God’s Help

Facing Fear with God’s Help

Lessons Learned in Historical Books AT SOME POINT in our lives, each ...
Five Disciplines for Down Times

Five Disciplines for Down Times

Pastor Wade Mobley President, Free Lutheran Schools During the ...
Foundational Stability 

Foundational Stability 

  “That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to ...
Generational Music and Generational Discipleship

Generational Music and Generational Discipleship

By Ron Hunter Jr., Ph.D. Let’s listen in on a conversation between ...
Gospel Equipped – Derick Perry

Gospel Equipped – Derick Perry

At AFLBS I have been given an opportunity to learn from the Word of ...
Gospel Equipped – Maddy Rehr

Gospel Equipped – Maddy Rehr

During my first year at AFLBS, I also continued my studies for a ...
Gospel Equipped – Nick Sinclair

Gospel Equipped – Nick Sinclair

In my short time at AFLBS and AFLTS my confidence in sharing the ...
Gospel Equipped -Nate Crellin

Gospel Equipped -Nate Crellin

One of the many blessings that I have been given at AFLBS is solid ...
Growing and Maturing 

Growing and Maturing 

How have I spiritually matured from my first year to the beginning ...
Growing in God’s Word

Growing in God’s Word

If you find it hard to read the Bible, I can relate to you. Before ...
Hard. But Good.

Hard. But Good.

Real life doesn’t end on campus, it begins By Justin Nelson AS ...
Hebraic Approach To Faith

Hebraic Approach To Faith

The time frame in which we live is that of post-modernism. As a ...
His Good, Good Gifts 

His Good, Good Gifts 

Kyllo crowned Minnesota state dairy princess    Recently I had the ...
I AM – FLY 2019

I AM – FLY 2019

Pastor Wade Mobley President, Free Lutheran Schools I was converted ...
In Christ We Are New Creations

In Christ We Are New Creations

In II Corinthians 4 and 5, the apostle Paul is encouraging believers ...
In the Local Congregation

In the Local Congregation

Ministry is hard. We knew this as we began our parish building ...
Intentional Decision Making

Intentional Decision Making

In 2016 God called us, the McMinn family of seven, to seminary. This ...
Kinship Magazine – Fall 2018 Edition

Kinship Magazine – Fall 2018 Edition

Kinship is a magazine of the Free Lutheran Schools. Stay up to date ...
Kinship Magazine – Fall 2019 Edition

Kinship Magazine – Fall 2019 Edition

Kinship is a magazine of the FLBCS. Stay up to date on the latest ...
Kinship Magazine – Spring 2018 Edition

Kinship Magazine – Spring 2018 Edition

Kinship is a magazine of the Free Lutheran Schools. Stay up to date ...
Kinship Magazine – Spring 2019 Edition

Kinship Magazine – Spring 2019 Edition

Kinship is a magazine of the Free Lutheran Schools. Stay up to date ...
Kinship Magazine – Winter 2019 Edition

Kinship Magazine – Winter 2019 Edition

Kinship is a magazine of the Free Lutheran Schools. Stay up to date ...
Kinship Magazine Winter 2018 Edition

Kinship Magazine Winter 2018 Edition

Kinship is a magazine of the Free Lutheran Schools. Stay up to date ...
Let’s Go! Exploring Life Off Campus…

Let’s Go! Exploring Life Off Campus…

Arts & Culture The stereotypical college student fills his free ...
Life with the Light

Life with the Light

“Let there be light”—and, thankfully, some much-needed light has ...
Love Your Neighboor

Love Your Neighboor

THE THOUGHT OF STANDING on a street corner preaching and proclaiming ...
Mass murder and the fall of man

Mass murder and the fall of man

One is wise to react and write slowly in times of national lament. ...
Mochi Munchies

Mochi Munchies

The temperature outside may be hovering around 5 degrees Fahrenheit, ...
Moments That Mattered – Alisabeth Boyum

Moments That Mattered – Alisabeth Boyum

Alisabeth Boyum, Ossian, Iowa, AFLBS junior Being in Ecuador during ...
Moments That Mattered – Isaiah Miller

Moments That Mattered – Isaiah Miller

Isaiah Miller, Fosston, Minn., AFLBS junior Visiting Ecuador was a ...
Moments That Mattered – Marcela Lopez

Moments That Mattered – Marcela Lopez

Marcela Lopez, Portillo, Mexico City, AFLBS junior During our recent ...
Moments That Mattered – Nick Mathsen

Moments That Mattered – Nick Mathsen

Nick Mathsen, Ada, MN, AFLBS junior During our two-week mission, ...
Osier called as AFLBS dean

Osier called as AFLBS dean

Adam Osier knows the importance of a firm spiritual foundation. ...
Pastoral Competencies

Pastoral Competencies

As a seminary, it is our goal to prepare men to “Shepherd the flock” ...
Pedagogy

Pedagogy

Leaving the parish for the Schools has produced some odd sensations. ...
Practical ways you can celebrate Advent with your family this year

Practical ways you can celebrate Advent with your family this year

So what is the season of Advent all about? Last week we shared about ...
Resolutions for Mental Health

Resolutions for Mental Health

There are times when all of us think we are going crazy. Even ...
Resting in Our Lord’s Sustaining Promises

Resting in Our Lord’s Sustaining Promises

By Grace Dryburgh  As you know, Bible College is  ...
Rolf Leaves Legacy of Love for Students and Ministry

Rolf Leaves Legacy of Love for Students and Ministry

PASTOR JOEL ROLF ANNOUNCED his resignation as dean of the ...
Seeing the Elephant

Seeing the Elephant

Sermon: AFLC Schools Chapel, Nov. 16, 2017 And He summoned the crowd ...
Sing to the Lord

Sing to the Lord

“I WILL SING UNTO THE LORD, for He has been good to me” (Psalm 13). ...
Singing What Can’t Be Said

Singing What Can’t Be Said

By Benjamin Helge, LCMS Missionary in Czech Republic It’s Monday ...
SOLA FIDE—FAITH ALONE

SOLA FIDE—FAITH ALONE

Second in a five-part “Solae of the Reformation” series by AFLC ...
SOLA GRATIA—GRACE ALONE

SOLA GRATIA—GRACE ALONE

Third in a five-part “Solae of the Reformation” series by AFLC ...
SOLA SCRIPTURA—SCRIPTURE ALONE

SOLA SCRIPTURA—SCRIPTURE ALONE

First in a five-part “Solae of the Reformation” series by AFLC ...
SOLI DEO GLORIA—FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE

SOLI DEO GLORIA—FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE

Last in a five-part “Solae of the Reformation” series by AFLC ...
SOLUS CHRISTUS—CHRIST ALONE

SOLUS CHRISTUS—CHRIST ALONE

Fourth in a five-part “Solae of the Reformation” series by AFLC ...
Spring Break?

Spring Break?

While some students headed home over a unique three-week April, ...
Stepping Out in Faith

Stepping Out in Faith

By Ignacio Davalos  My go-to verse during my senior year of high ...
Survival Isn’t the Goal

Survival Isn’t the Goal

When I talk to parents about helping their child select a college, ...
Sustained Through Relationships

Sustained Through Relationships

As I think about God as my Sustainer, I think of ...
Take Dead Aim

Take Dead Aim

There is something about the game of golf that has always been ...
Taking AFLBS abroad

Taking AFLBS abroad

Contrary to popular belief, AFLBS doesn’t really make you ready to ...
The Daredevil Pastor

The Daredevil Pastor

ARC Pastors’ Retreat, Fall 2017 Larry J. Walker For just as the body ...
The Decision

The Decision

“And men, if you make a mistake, I suspect God will use you there, ...
The Difference

The Difference

“WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE, other than lying and swearing less, between ...
The Full Story Behind the Reformation Hymn Festival

The Full Story Behind the Reformation Hymn Festival

Throughout 2017, we celebrated the history and significance of the ...
The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Ethan Hickle

The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Ethan Hickle

By Ethan Hickle, FLBC junior, Elk River, Minn.  This  ...
The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Jackie Bingham

The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Jackie Bingham

By Jackie Bingham, FLBC junior, Sioux Falls, S.D.  ...
The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Julia Albright

The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Julia Albright

By Julia Albright, FLBC senior, Fosston, Minn.  God really ...
The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Kyle Westlake

The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Kyle Westlake

By Kyle Westlake, FLBC senior, Rogers, Minn.  God has ...
The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Lance Morrison

The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Lance Morrison

By Lance Morrison, FLS senior, Kindred, N.D.  My journey ...
The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Monica ŠikulovÁ

The Lord is the Sustainer of My Soul – Monica ŠikulovÁ

By Monica ŠikulovÁ, FLBC junior, Czech Republic  In 2014, ...
The Melting Pot 

The Melting Pot 

There’s a lot of culture on campus as our international contingent ...
The Military Arena

The Military Arena

I joined the U.S. Navy in the spring of 2008 and served until May ...
The Significance Of A Church + Home Partnership In Discipleship Ministry

The Significance Of A Church + Home Partnership In Discipleship Ministry

American churches are watching young people walk away from their ...
The Story

The Story

In early November we enjoyed our third annual Friends of the Schools ...
The Transforming Power of the Good News

The Transforming Power of the Good News

Our students share their stories of how God has been working to mold ...
Through Every Trial

Through Every Trial

By Quincy Jensen  God has always been my  ...
Transform vs. Conform 

Transform vs. Conform 

The world wants you to conform; the Father offers real change    At ...
Trusting Only God 

Trusting Only God 

Mongolian student and his family experience deportation, miraculous ...
We’re Not Perfect

We’re Not Perfect

But AFLBS points us to the one who is perfect. By Chanel Pederson AS ...
What I Wish I Knew Then (And What I Want You To Know Now)

What I Wish I Knew Then (And What I Want You To Know Now)

Pastor Wade Mobley President, Free Lutheran Schools At FLBC we say ...
What Keeps Me Going

What Keeps Me Going

Pastor Wade Mobley President, Free Lutheran Schools When I came to ...
What the Future Holds

What the Future Holds

By Karen Floan Watching the chemo drugs drip into Wayne’s body, I ...
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Pastor Wade Mobley President, Free Lutheran Schools The AFLC Annual ...
When History Comes Calling

When History Comes Calling

My vehicle of choice that summer day was a bicycle, since I was too ...
Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor?

We Know that God has called us to love our neighbors, and we know ...
Why Spiritual Truth Must Be Impressed, Intentionally, Upon A Child’s Heart

Why Spiritual Truth Must Be Impressed, Intentionally, Upon A Child’s Heart

In Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Moses challenges the People of Israel to ...
Witnessing Transformation

Witnessing Transformation

  Walking beside my student from Somalia to the bus after school, my ...