Monday, December 11, 2017

CLS is offering 3 M.Div. courses by Distance Education this coming semester (beginning January 18).

These courses may be taken in "Open Studies" by anyone who holds a bachelor's degree and meets the following pre-requisities, where applicable.
(1) EXE-250, "Jesus and the Gospels" (Dr. Stephen Chambers). Pre-requisite is EXE-100, Introduction to the Study of Scripture.

(2) PRX-240, "Teaching the Faith" (Dr. James Gimbel). (3) SYS-440, "Faith, Life, and Ethics" (Dr. John Hellwege). Pre-requisite is SYS-100, Theological Method.

Please contact the seminary's Registrar, Anna Yang, for more information. registrar@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 ext. 227 

CLS seeks to call a full-time faculty member

Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta seeks to call a full-time faculty member. The MDiv curriculum follows the classical model (exegetical, historical, systematic, and practical coursework). Candidates meriting serious consideration will be ordained pastors of Lutheran Church-Canada or one of its partner-churches who possess significant parish experience, an earned terminal degree (Th.D or Ph.D), proficiency in one of the four specialty areas but able to teach in a variety of theological disciplines, administrative capability, a positive and pastoral personality, and a commitment to excellence in pastoral formation and service to the Church.


A call will be issued in May 2018 for service at CLS beginning in August 2018. Nominations are sought by 15 Jan 2018. Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Jim Gimbel, President (jgimbel@concordiasem.ab.ca). 

Monday, December 04, 2017

Position Available

Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, has an opening for an Administrative Assistant to the President. Qualified candidates should be personable, responsible, committed to the mission of the seminary (forming servants for Jesus' sake), with significant office, business, and self-management skills. Duties include responsibility and/or support in record keeping, data entry, word processing, database management, development, PR, web presence, social media skills, Church Relations, and some finance management. Although a support staff position, the role has significant firsthand ministry and a formative influence on future pastors of LCC. Significant consideration is given to fit with the culture of the synod, the seminary, and the existing faculty and staff. For more information, a full position description, or an application form, please contact Rev. Dr. James R. Gimbel, President, jgimbel@concordiasem.ab.ca 780-474-1468 x 224. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

CLS Offers Short Term Course on Islam, Christianity, and Religious Diversity

How do we navigate this world of religious pluralism? Many of us have Hindu neighbours, Muslim acquaintances, and atheist or agnostic relatives. Concordia Lutheran Seminary is offering an M.Div. level course that addresses these issues. Drawing on both anthropological and theological insights, this course aims to be a friendly, charitable, and hospitable study of other religions, focusing closely on Islam.

The instructor, Rev. Ken Chitwood, is an LCMS pastor and accomplished scholar. The course will explore Islam, study Christian-Muslim relations (past and present), and consider how Christians might foster peace-making in inter-religious encounters on a broader scale.

When: January 3 – 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Concordia Lutheran Seminary (7040 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton)

Participants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) to enroll. For academic credit, tuition is $840. LCC churchworkers may audit the course for $100.


To register, please contact the registrar, Anna Yang, at registrar@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 ext 227 by November 30, 2017.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

OFFICE CLOSED NOVEMBER 10


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Join us for our Reformation Hymn Festival!

CLS is sponsoring an Edmonton area Reformation Hymn Festival, "Here We Stand; Now We Sing."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7:00 p.m.
All Saints Lutheran Church
13850 - 119A Street NW, Edmonton, AB

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Quest Part IV - Final Class tonight!

Dr. John Maxfield, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton, will present his final Quest course on "Martin Luther's Road to Reformation, 1483-1521."  This final class will look at the controversy over the 95 theses and the development of a reformer along with "A Wild Boar in the Vineyard? - The road to Luther's stand at Worms."

Please join us live at 7:00 MDT via http://concordia.adobeconnect.com/quest or watch for it to be posted to our Web Player http://subsplash.com/concordialutheranseminary or YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall 2017 Quest Course Part III available now online for viewing!

Quest Course, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, October 2017 Rev. John A. Maxfield, PhD

Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation, 1483-1521 

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 and that initiated the Reformation.

Wed. Oct. 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

Dr. John A. Maxfield is an ordained pastor of Lutheran Church – Canada and serves as Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton. He teaches History of Christianity, Theology, and European History, specializing and publishing in the areas of the German Reformation and Luther Studies.

 Quest courses are posted on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem  or via our Web Player http://subsplash.com/concordialutheranseminary for you to watch at your convenience.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Part II of our Fall Quest Course is available online now!

Quest Course, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, October 2017 Rev. John A. Maxfield, PhD

Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation, 1483-1521 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 and that initiated the Reformation.


Wed. Oct. 11: Life in a Monastery and Student of Theology/Luther as Professor of Theology and Maturing Theologian

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