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

Posted on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem  or 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Did you miss Part I of our Fall 2017 Quest Course? Part I available for vierwing 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.

Part I:  Wed. Oct. 4:   Church Life and Spirituality in Germany on the Eve of the Reformation, Luther’s Family, Upbringing, and Education

Thursday, October 05, 2017

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 04, 2017

Joining Quest Online!! Follow these instructions.

Our Quest course in the fall is on Wednesday evenings to accommodate Dr. Maxfield. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25th at 7:00 pm Alberta time.  See below that you can watch the classes via our YouTube channel approximately one week later once it is uploaded. 

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. 4:   Church Life and Spirituality in Germany on the Eve of the Reformation
                        Luther’s Family, Upbringing, and Education
Wed. Oct. 11: Life in a Monastery and Student of Theology
                        Luther as Professor of Theology and Maturing Theologian
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
Wed. Oct. 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

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.


To join via Adobe Connect in live time (7:00 pm MDT) here are the instructions. 

If you wait the Quest courses are posted on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem  or via our Web Player http://subsplash.com/concordialutheranseminary about a week later, which you can watch at your convenience.

To join online, simply follow:
Participants can view the live feed here: http://concordia.adobeconnect.com/quest.

Select "Enter as a Guest", type in your name (or group name), and click "Enter Room"

Once you have entered the "room", you will see that your screen is divided into several sections. Each section will contain a different portion of the presentation - such as live video, a list of participants, a chat room, and a power-point style presentation - once the class begins.


You will not need to broadcast your own video or audio. If you have questions, you have the opportunity to type them in the chat box for the instructor or moderator to see. Older computers and poor internet connections will negatively affect your experience; if you have concerns or questions about technical requirements, contact Anna (registrar@concordiasem.ab.ca) prior to the class.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

"Martin Luther's Road to Reformation" Quest course begins tomorrow, October 4th

“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, 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. 
 
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