Thursday, September 18, 2014

Our students at CLS for 2014-2015

We welcome back two students who were on vicarage last year, Aaron Astley and Scott Gamble, eager to complete their degrees and be placed in Spring 2015.
We have three students on vicarage this year: Cody Cooper (LaRonge, SK), Keith Hoveland (Valley View, AB), and Eric Moffitt (Foothills, Calgary, AB).
We have a second-year student, Jason Legacy, looking forward to Take Wing in Richmond.
We have two unique students: Will Rose began pursuing ministry in LCC through colloquy, but has moved his family (seven children) to Edmonton to earn the M.Div.
We also welcome from Ukraine Pastor Alexey Navrotsky, here with Vika and their two children, Nikita and Illia, on a two-year program of study also culminating in the M.Div. for his return to serve in Ukraine.
And we welcome four new first-year students: K. Scott Brayall (Ft. McMurray, AB), Kai Buck (Stony Plain, AB), Andrew McDonald (Edmonton, AB), and Ken Stadnick (Comox, BC).
Each of these students brings a unique set of gifts and graces and are part of our curriculum that is designed to "form servants for Jesus' sake," within our theme which reminds us to "train yourself for Godliness."
Please keep these men and their families in your prayers, and thank you for your support.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Honorary Award Nominations Invited

The faculty and Board of Regents invite individuals, congregations, and Boards of Lutheran Church-Canada to submit the names of persons to be considered for one of the seminary's honorary degrees and awards. Completed forms must be received by January 1, 2015, for consideration.

The purpose of these honorary degrees and awards is to acknowledge outstanding service to the church, the seminary, and the community, read more about honorary awards here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's not too late to register for this semester's online course!

Prof. Emeritus, Dr. Kettner, returns via videoconference to teach Theological Method, an entry-level seminary course that is open to any interested student who has completed a Bachelor's Degree.

The course will be offered on Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 18.

Course Description:
SYS100 Theological Method - An introduction to doing confessional Lutheran theology, this course covers such topics as theology as habitus, the nature and properties of Scripture and its place in the theological task, and issues surrounding confessional subscription.

If you are interested in learning more about this course, contact Jeff Nachtigall, Registrar, (780) 474-1468 ext 227, registrar@concordiasem.ab.ca

Friday, August 01, 2014

Dr. Chambers talks Israel on Global TV

Dr. Stephen Chambers, Professor, recently returned from Israel. Since 2006, Dr. Chambers has lead 5 groups of students and other interested people on an archaeological dig at Hippos. Global TV's Gord Steinke invited Dr. Chambers to talk about being in Israel during the current conflict.
Video here:  http://globalnews.ca/video/1486081/archaeological-trip-to-israel

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Learn New Testament Greek Online!

Once again, Dr. Chambers will teach New Testament Greek in an evening/online format in the 2014/2015 school year. The class begins in early September and ends in late May. CLS has taught biblical Hebrew and Greek using a successful combination of evening videoconference tutorials and independent study for the last two years.
Enrolment is open to pastors, lay people, seminary students, and pre-seminary students.
The course cost is reasonable and a further reduced rate is available for LCC-rostered churchworkers.
Registration is open until the course begins, but interested students should inquire early to ensure textbooks can be shipped on time.

Contact CLS Registrar, Jeff Nachtigall, at registrar@concordiasem.ab.ca for more details or to register.


New Testament Greek Syllabus and class schedule (PDF)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Vicarage Placements 2014-2015

Three Vicars from CLS were placed tonight at congregations in the Alberta-British Columbia and Central Districts of Lutheran Church Canada:

  • Cody Cooper - La Ronge Lutheran Fellowship, La Ronge, Saskatchewan
  • Keith Hoveland - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Valleyview, Alberta
  • Eric Moffett - Foothills Lutheran Church, Calgary, Alberta

Live Streaming Sacred Convocation

The Sacred Convocation will be webcast live tonight (May 30, 2014): http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca/CLSTV.php

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dr. Kettner’s Retirement Celebration

Join us in celebrating Dr. Kettner’s retirement on May 29th, 2014.

Service of Celebration: 7:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

History Short Term - May 12-26

Dr. Richard Beinert of Winnipeg will be at CLS in May to teach a two week short term class, Apostolic Fathers through the 7th Ecumenical Council (HIS 110).
Dr. Beinert is an adjunct professor at CLS, and has been teaching very well-received short term history classes for several years. HIS 110 is open to Master of Divinity students and Open Studies students.
This is a regular 3 credit, masters-level course, but it can also be taken as an "audit" for a lower fee.
The seminary's Board of Regents recently approved a new policy allowing LCC rostered Churchworkers (Pastors and Deacons) to audit 3-credit courses for $100 ($25 per credit plus $25 registration fee). The regular audit fee is $100 per credit hour.
Send all inquiries to the Director of Admissions (admissions@concordiasem.ab.ca).
 
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