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,

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:

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 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):

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 (

Friday, April 11, 2014

Special Honourees Recognized at CLS Sacred Convocation

On May 30, CLS will recognize two unique servant leaders.

The Rev. Hans-Jörg Voigt, International Lutheran Council Chairman and Bishop of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK), is receiving the Doctor of Divinity degree, Honorus Causa.  This is based upon his reputation as a quiet, humble servant of Christ and courageous Christian leader and advocate for biblical values in a more open culture.  An honourary degree recognizes the significant contribution of a committed practitioner and brother in Christ. (See The Canadian Lutheran Online article
LCC servant leader Rev. Larry MacKay (Grace, Edmonton) will also be receiving the Doulos dia Iesoun award, reserved for “veterans of the cross”:  pastors with a minimum of 30 years of faithful and distinguished service in the ministry.  The name of this award is connected to the seminary’s motto, which is drawn from Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 4:5, “We do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake (heautous de doulous dia Iesoun).”  Fitting candidates for this award are pastors who, by long and selfless service to Christ and His people, exemplify the pastoral office.

We are thankful for the partnership with each of these pastors and our opportunity to provide encouragement and support through the bestowing of these awards.

All are invited to attend the 30th Academic Year Sacred Convocation on May 30th at 7:00 pm at the Tegler Centre, (Concordia University College of Alberta, 7128 Ada Blvd, Edmonton).  Along with the presentation of these two awards, three vicars, Cody Cooper; Keith Hoveland; and Eric Moffett,  will receive assignments and colloquy candidate, Rev. Alvin Oberhammer, will receive a Theological Diploma.

Monday, March 24, 2014

ATS Visits CLS

Accreditation is important for us at CLS. The four-member visitation team is on campus this week, interviewing faculty, staff, students, graduates, board members, field work supervisors … . Please pray that we will convey our mission capably, benefit from the input and feedback from the Association of Theological Seminaries, and be granted a lengthy accreditation cycle. Thank you for your prayers and support. 
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