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Dr. James A. Bergquist

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Board Member

Outreach for the American Lutheran Church

Employment History


  • Luther Seminary
  • PhD
    University of Southern California
  • Luther College
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"Early" and "Catholicism" are not dirty words (October, 2006), 1 Oct 2006 [cached]
by James A. BergquistReprinted from October 2006 Forum Letter Copyright 2006 American Lutheran Publicity Bureau.All rights reserved.
James A. Bergquist has been a missionary in India, was the academic dean at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and following that, became director of Outreach for the American Lutheran Church.Upon formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he became the ELCA's first outreach director.He is presently teaching theology in Hong Kong and was just invited to teach a Biblical studies course at Guangzhou (formerly Canton) University in China.
Metro Lutheran | The Real Saint Patrick [cached]
James A. Bergquist / March 17, 2011
James A. Bergquist is the retired President of Trinity Lutheran College in Seattle, a former India missionary, seminary professor and dean, a pastor and home mission director of the ALC and ELCA, and for the past ten years a post-retirement visiting professor at seminaries in Hong Kong and India.
Lutheran CORE - An Open Letter to the Voting Members of the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Rev. Dr. James A. Bergquist, Bloomington, MN, President Emeritus, Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA
Akeley, MN Area News Archives, 27 Nov 2001 [cached]
ISlAM - Dr. James Bergquist, retired college president and former seminary academic dean, will present an evening lecture on "Islam", January 6, at the First Lutheran Church.Jim lives on Lake Kabekona, Laporte, Minnesota.He will speak about the history and teachings of Islam and address the question of contemporary militant Islam.The evening session will begin at 7:00 p.m. and unfold in two 45-minute discussion sessions with a coffee break between.
Bergquist recently returned from Hong Kong where he taught at the Lutheran Seminary and more recently he returned from Trinity Lutheran College in Seattle where he taught two classes this fall semester.He has also served in India as a seminary teacher, lived among Islamic peoples and has traveled extensively in Asia.
This presentation is free and open to the public and all are cordially invited.
White Oak Bible Chapel - Wednesday Warriors meetings for Grades 2 thru 5 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. Wednesdays.A Hot Dog supper will be served for the kids.
MORE Church Information
2004 Report, 1 Sept 2008 [cached]
Other Faculty members from the ELCA this semester are: Dr. Ted Zimmerman, Dr. John LeMond and Dr. James Bergquist, the latter also being a volunteer.
Bergquist, our LTS TreasureAfter serving in the parish ministry, James Bergquist and his wife Lorrie went to India as missionaries for The American Lutheran Church. After their term there he became the academic dean of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Then it was on to head up American Missions for the TALC continuing on in that leadership capacity in the new merged ELCA. From there "Dr. James" as students at LTS call him, moved to lead the Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle which became Trinity Lutheran College under his leadership.
He retired in 2000 and signed up for the ELCA's Global Mission Volunteer program. Under that auspiceses he has taught 9 semesters at LTS, 3 in India, and one as interim Pastor in New Zealand. Having graduated from Luther College and Luther Seminary and receiving his PhD from the University of Southern California, he has specialized in New Testament and Missions. A large man with an even larger heart, his fatherly concern for students and expertise in his field
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