“The name comes from the scene in John’s Gospel when Jesus says to Nathanael that he saw him ‘under the fig tree,’” said Haupt. “As we discuss in Episode 1, Nathanael was there waiting for the promised Messiah. It struck us that here’s a great description for the person contemplating a life in pastoral or diaconal ministry — waiting under the fig tree with all eyes on Jesus. We will talk about theology, Seminary life, and how to know if studying theology is right for you.”

Additionally, the hosts discuss some of their own personal interests — showing how pastors are people too. They share their own journeys to the Seminary and how they were called into the ministry.

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Submissions from 2023

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03-14 Under the Fig Tree: Dr. Robert Kolb and the Lutheran Confessions, Part Two, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Robert Kolb

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03-13 Under the Fig Tree: Dr. Robert Kolb and the Lutheran Confessions, Part One, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Robert Kolb

Submissions from 2022

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03-12. Under the Fig Tree: Working at the Sem – Sarah Seying and Monica Rhodes, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, Sarah Seying, and Monica Rhodes

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03-11. Under the Fig Tree: Biermann and the doctrine of vocation, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Joel Biermann

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03-10. Under the Fig Tree: Second-career Seminary students, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, Deon Hull, and Nick Palmer

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03-09. Under the Fig Tree: Geeking about Greek and Talking Translations with guest Dr. David Lewis, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and David Lewis

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03-08. Under the Fig Tree: Calls, 'The Call,' Call Day and more with guest Rev. Jeff Cloeter, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Jeff Cloeter

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03-07. Under the Fig Tree: Insights from a Second -year M.Div. Student, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Daniel Bueckman

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03-06. Under the Fig Tree_ Catch-up with the Boys, Micah Glenn and Ben Haupt

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03-05. Sharing the Gospel, Sharing our Lives w/guest President Tom Egger, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Thomas Egger

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03-04. The Value of Family and Women in the Church with Guest Deaconess Rebekah Lukas, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Rebekah Lukas

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03-03. International Missions and New Beginnings w/guest Dr. Ronald Mudge, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Ronald Mudge

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03-02. Under the Fig Tree: Biblical Languages and Poor Topping Choices With Guest Rev. Alec Fisher, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Alec Fisher

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03-01. UFT is Back... But Bigger and Better!!!, Micah Glenn and Ben Haupt

Submissions from 2021

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02-14. President Tom Egger's Vision for Concordia Seminary w/guest Dr. Thomas J. Egger, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Thomas Egger

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02-13. Ethnic Diversity in Seminary the Seminary Experience w/guest Dr. Ely Prieto, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Ely Prieto

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02-12. Become a Deaconess at Concordia Seminary w/guest Dr. Gil Bond, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Gil Bond

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02-11. Preaching the Parables is Fun! w_guest Dr. David Schmitt, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and David Schmitt

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02-10. The Most Challenging Parable Ever! w/Guest Dr. Jeff Oschwald, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Jeff Oschwald

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02-09. God's Word works without our understanding w/guest Dr. David Lewis, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and David Lewis

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02-08. You Owe How Much!_!_ w_guest Dr. Joel Elowsky, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Joel Elowsky

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02-07. Are you my Neighbor_!_ w_guest Rev. Bruce Keseman, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Bruce Keseman

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02-06. This short story seems important w/guest Dr. Jeff Gibbs, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Jeff Gibbs

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02-05. Black Ministry of the LCMS w_ Guest Roosevelt Gary, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Roosevelt Gray

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02-04. Learning Christ-Centered Pastoral Care & Counseling w/Guest Dr. Rick Marrs, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Rick Marrs

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02-03. Does your Congregation need a Deaconess? Absolutely!!!, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Sarah Longmire

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02-02. Is the Holy Spirit Calling you to Ministry? W/Guest Dr. Leo Sanchez, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Leopoldo Sánchez

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02-01. Welcome Back to Under the Fig Tree!, Micah Glenn and Ben Haupt

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01-13. A Chat with New President Dr. Thomas Egger, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Thomas Egger

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01-12. Becoming a Deaconess with Guest Cheryl Naumann, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Cheryl Naumann

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01-11. Miniseries on Titus - Chapter 3 with Guest David Lewis, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and David Lewis

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01-10. Miniseries on Titus - Chapter 2 with Guest Tim Saleska, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Tim Saleska

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01-09. Miniseries on Titus - Chapter 1 with Guest Peter Nafzger, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Peter Nafzger

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01-08. Miniseries on Titus-Introduction with Guest Mark Seifrid, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Mark Seifrid

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01-07. Are Lutherans allowed to laugh? With Guest Erik Herrmann, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Erik Herrmann

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01-06. What's a Deaconess with Guest Kristina Paul, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Kristina Paul

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01-05. Unlikely Candidates for Seminary with Guest Leo Sánchez, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Leopoldo Sánchez

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01-04. The Student Experience with Mason Vieth, Micah Glenn, Ben Haupt, and Mason Vieth

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01-03. Theology of the Call, Micah Glenn and Ben Haupt

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01-02. Growing in Wisdom and Stature with Jesus, Micah Glenn and Ben Haupt

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01-01. John 1:43-51 & Why We Went to Seminary, Micah Glenn and Ben Haupt