Monday, September 18, 2017

Reformation Minute Launched Today

Today Dr. Chambers introduced the “Reformation Minute.”   CLS will  present every weekday throughout the fall semester a "Reformation Minute"  that will focus on some of the people and ideas that renewed the heart of Christ’s church, starting in earnest in the fall of 1517—five hundred years ago.

These talks will be viewed on campus at the end of each day’s chapel service, shared online through CLS’s website www.concordiasem.ab.ca  the CLS YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem), the CLS Webplayer and posted to the seminary’s app (Download from the App Store or Google Play).

Each day has its own theme:
·         Monday: Dr. John Hellwege talks about a key book about Luther.
·         Tuesday: Dr. Steve Chambers discusses an important portrait of Martin Luther.
·         Wednesday: Dr. Jim Gimbel introduces other “Faces of the Reformation.”
·         Thursday: Pastor Jonathan Kraemer shares about a major Reformation hymn.
·         Friday: Dr. John Hellwege talks about an outstanding book on Lutheran theology.

May each “Minute” remind us all of the Reformation’s real treasure—God’s forgiveness and love in Jesus.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Field Education Placements

All Saints, Edmonton., Rev. Jonathan Kraemer: First Year Seminarian Joshua Timm.

Bardo Lutheran (a CALC congregation), Tofield, Rev. Kevin Langager, First Year Seminarian Darcy Albers.

Concordia, Mill Woods, Rev. Mark Hennig:  First Year Seminarian Ben Wandio.

Grace, Edmonton., Rev. Curtis Boehm: Second Year Seminarian Adam Chandler.

Grace Lutheran Sudanese Nuer, Edmonton., James Dach Kay: Second Year Seminarian Travis Heide

King of Kings, St. Albert, Rev. Jan Pastucha: Second Year Seminarian Josh Kurtenbach.

Redeemer, Edmonton., Rev. Jim Fritsche, Second Year Seminarian Mark Rekken.

St. Matthew, Stony Plain, Revs Rod Buck, Mike Keith, and Mark Dressler: Second Year Seminarian Peter Knelson.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Reformation "Minute"

A “Reformation Minute” will be presented by the CLS faculty, every weekday throughout the fall semester beginning September 18, 2017.  They will focus on some of the people and ideas that renewed the heart of Christ’s church, starting in earnest in the fall of 1517—five hundred years ago.

These talks will be viewed on campus at the end of each day’s chapel service, shared online through CLS’s website www.concordiasem.ab.ca  the CLS YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem), and posted to the seminary’s app (Download from the App Store or Google Play).

Each day has its own theme:
·         Monday: Dr. John Hellwege talks about a key book about Luther.
·         Tuesday: Dr. Steve Chambers discusses an important portrait of Martin Luther.
·         Wednesday: Dr. Jim Gimbel introduces other “Faces of the Reformation.”
·         Thursday: Pastor Jonathan Kraemer shares about a major Reformation hymn.
·         Friday: Dr. John Hellwege talks about an outstanding book on Lutheran theology.

May each “Minute” remind us all of the Reformation’s real treasure—God’s forgiveness and love in Jesus. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fall Quest Course - October

“Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation, 1483-1521” will be taught by Rev. Dr. John A. Maxfield. The free course is scheduled for Wednesday nights in October 2017, with live-streaming online for those unable to attend in person. What better way to celebrate the Reformation 500 anniversary than to learn about the man who started it all? In this course we will examine Martin Luther’s life and the development of his theology from his birth in 1483 to the controversy that developed thirty-five years later after his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses on Indulgences on October 31, 1517 that initiated the Reformation. Classes will take place October 4, 11, 18, and 25 at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time, with live-streaming online occurring simultaneously. Video from the lectures will be made available online later for viewing after the event. The breakdown of classes is as follows: October 4: Church Life and Spirituality in Germany on the Eve of the Reformation / Luther’s Family, Upbringing, and Education October 11: Life in a Monastery and Student of Theology/ Luther as Professor of Theology and Maturing Theologian October 18: Luther’s “Reformation Discovery” of Justification by Faith—Early Developments and His Reflections as an Old Man/A Theologian of the Cross and the Beginnings of Reform October 25: The Controversy over the 95 Theses and the Development of a Reformer/A Wild Boar in the Vineyard? The Road to Luther’s Stand at Worms Course instructor Dr. Maxfield is an ordained pastor of Lutheran Church–Canada and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton. He teaches courses in the History of Christianity, Theology, and European History, specializing and publishing on the German Reformation and Luther Studies. Among other works, he is a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, with an article on Martin Luther’s exposition of Old Testament texts. Those interested in participating can do so either on campus or online (http://concordia.adobeconnect.com/quest). There is no cost to participate; register by email at admin@concordiasem.ab.ca or by phone at 1-780-484-1468 (ext. 225).

Monday, August 21, 2017

CLS offers Hebrew Course

Starting on Tuesday, September 5, Concordia Lutheran Seminary is offering an exciting new way to learn Biblical Hebrew.  It uses a "living language" approach, focusing mostly on hearing and speaking so that Hebrew becomes embedded in the brain.  Reading and writing, while important, are secondary emphases.  The goal is to provide a comfortable familiarity with Hebrew that creates a richer and more nuanced understanding of the Old Testament texts, while still providing the ability to produce a solid translation where required.

This is a 9 month course being offered by distance education, so you can access it on the internet from anywhere.  It meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Mountain Time).  It's taught by Rev. Darren Dressler, who began specialising in Hebrew when he was a seminary student.

Cost is $250/semester (Church-workers in Lutheran Church-Canada pay even less.)  Open to laypeople, pastors and pre-seminary students.

Interested?  Contact the Registrar, Anna Yang: ayang@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474.1468 ext 227


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Candidate and Vicarage Placements

2017 Candidate Placement 
William Dean Rose, Brownsville, Oregon to Redeemer/Zion/Christ/St. Paul’s, Portage la Prairie/Plumas/Neepawa/McCreary, Manitoba

2017 Vicarage Placements
Shiekh Lief Mijares Mauricio, Iloilo, Philippines to Trinity Evangelical, Winkler, Manitoba



Michael Val Mayer, Wembley, Alberta to Redeemer, Didsbury, Alberta



Christopher Michael McLean, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan to Redeemer, Kitimat, BC



Kenneth Stadnick, Edmonton, Alberta to Advent, Evansburg, Alberta



Alexander Chadwick Timm, Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan to Lord of Life, Kamloops, BC


2017 DPS Placement
Lenora Dawn Wallden, Chilliwack, British Columbia to Holy Cross, Kitchener, Ontario

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sacred Convocation and Placement Service - May 25th


CLS cordially invites you to attend The Sacred Convocation for the 33rd Academic Year:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Tegler Student Centre
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton
Guest Preacher: Rev. Karl Keller

We will celebrate the placement of our vicars and graduate, and our honorary awardees will be recognized.
The Doulos dia Iesoun Award Recipient: Rev. Karl Keller
The Friend of the Seminary Award Recipients: Myron and Anita Yurko
Free parking has been arranged with Concordia University of Edmonton.
All are welcome.
Please plan to join us.

The Sacred Convocation will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem

Monday, January 09, 2017

give25 campaign

Every year, 55% of the CLS operating budget comes from your donations. In an effort to make it easier for our donors to make small recurring gifts, we have launched the give25 campaign.

I’m so grateful to be a new partner to Concordia Lutheran Seminary in its “Give 25” effort.  The Lord has brought so much blessing to our church through this treasured place, and I hope many of you will get involved – as I have – in this very manageable, ongoing way!

-Robert Bugbee, President, Lutheran Church-Canada
 
Through the give25 campaign, we are seeking $25 per month from 1000 donors.
We're looking for 10 donors from each of 100 LCC congregations to commit in 2017.

Prayerfully consider becoming a partner in 'forming servants for Jesus' sake.' www.concordiasem.ab.ca/give25 
 
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