Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

Where the wisdom of tradition is applied in the innovative context of the West Coast

Associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is the only Lutheran seminary in the western half of the United States. PLTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of 19 seminaries and research centers in partnership with the University of California at Berkeley. The resulting context in which we work and study at PLTS is an interfaith and cross-cultural experience. Learn more

Out of the Fog, into God's World

Theological perspectives engaging the public issues of our day

Responding to a current crisis raging today, draw a theological insight to bear, for people to reflect on or use for preaching or discussion in a local setting.

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12 Reasons to Choose PLTS

Ethnic Diversity
The United States is an ethnic and culturally diverse country, on its way to having no ethnic majority, no English speaking majority, and no religious majority. This is California today. Come study in the context where issues of diversity meet theology in practical reality. Read more