David Tiede loves this place. He loves that it is biblical, confessional and missional—-a conduit for the Holy Spirit to call and send leaders throughout the world.
First Quarter 2005
It’s been a privilege to teach Luther students. I felt welcomed as their teacher. I now have friends all over the world.
My time was about turning the seminary toward the world—or creating
leaders that turn congregations toward the world. That’s important. And always to keep the seminary and my leadership accountable to Scripture
I now know in many ways that being a president is more like being a pastor than being a professor. Like a pastor you are invited into the sacred ground of people’s lives, deep hopes and yearnings.
The donors taught me. God was in their lives way before I showed up.
David Tiede has a large vision of theological education, larger than any one theological school.