Thursday, August 27, 2015

There’s still time to get in on this year’s course in Biblical Hebrew with Prof. Kraemer!

The class meets via weekly videoconference from September 8, 2015 until the end of May, and works through a textbook and online tutorials for 9 months. At the end of the course, students are ready to enter first year Master of Divinity courses that use the Hebrew scriptures as a primary source.

“Once you have committed to taking the course order the “Learn Biblical Hebrew Pack,” ISBN: 0310513952. It contains all the required materials for the course. You can order the items separately, but ordering the bundle just makes it easier. Do this well in advance of our start date so you are ready to go. שָׁלוֹם ! (Shalom, Peace)” -Prof. Jonathan Kraemer

Contact the Registrar, Jeff Nachtigall, for more details.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Welcome Dr. Hellwege!

Our newest faculty member, Rev. Dr. John Hellwege has joined our faculty as Assistant Professor of Theology  and has begun the transition for himself and his family into his new ministry here at CLS.

Dr. Hellwege has been married to his beloved wife, Denise, for 23 years and counting.  They have four children: Amanda, Rachel, Laura, and Nathan.

Dr. Hellwege begins his teaching assignment this fall semester with classes in Theological Method for first year students and Faith, Life, and Ethics for second and fourth year students.

“I am looking forward to joining... CLS and serving our Lord and His Church in Canada.”

Dr. Hellwege received his Master of Divinity in 1999 and a Master of Sacred Theology in 2000, both from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2009 he received a PhD in Historical Theology, also from Concordia Seminary, with a thesis discussing American Lutheran perceptions of pre-war Nazi Germany.

Dr. Hellwege has served the last seven years as pastor at Emmaus Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to parish ministry, he has served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University, Nebraska from 2003-2004, and as adjunct professor at Concordia University, Wisconsin - St. Louis Center from 2008-2015. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri) since 2009.

Dr. Hellwege also served as a freelance editor for Concordia Publish House from 2009-2011. He has contributed to three book projects as an editor and writer: The Lutheran Difference, Lutheranism 101, and Law & Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible. His academic research has received two awards from Concordia Historical Institute, and he has recently given a plenary paper at Concordia Theological Seminary’s (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) 2015 Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pastors looking for Continuing Education?

Caring for People with Addictions with Rev. Dr. Marv Ziprick
Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 18
8:30am - 12:30pm at Concordia Lutheran Seminary
Open Studies students welcome, enrolment is limited to 7 Open Studies students.
Tuition and fees: $875
A further option for LCC churchworkers is to audit the course for $100.
Those wishing to receive full credit for the course pay the regular fee, however, a grant is available to cover up to half of the cost for LCC churchworkers.
Contact the Registrar, Jeff Nachtigall ( for more info.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Call Accepted

We joyfully announce that Dr. John Hellwege has accepted the call to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia Lutheran Seminary. Dr. Hellwege intends to begin teaching in Semester 1 this Fall.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sacred Convocation Program and Webcast

Follow this link for the 31st Sacred Convocation Program and link to the live webcast:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CLS Alumni Servant-Leaders

CLS thanks God for the recent election into District service of eight alumni who were elected to Boards of both Central and Alberta-British Columbia Districts this Spring.

Central District
VP - Thunder Bay Region: Rev. David Haberstock (CLS '04)
VP - Saskatoon Region: Rev. James Vosper (CLS '04)
VP - Yorkton Region: Rev. Arron Gust (CLS '01)
ABC District
1st VP: Rev. Roland Kubke (CLS '88)
2nd VP: Rev. Fraser Coltman (CLS '94)
3rd VP: Rev. Darren Siegle (CLS '92)
Clergy Representative: Rev. Mark Hennig (CLS '03)
Clergy Representative: Rev. James Paulgaard (CLS '03)

We thank God for you and uphold you in our prayers -- along with all of our graduates and all pastors across LCC who faithfully serve Christ.

Concordia Lutheran Seminary exists to train and certify pastoral leaders for the Lutheran church in Canada, and continues in its mission to form servants for Jesus' sake.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sacred Convocation - May 29

CLS celebrates the completion of its 31st Academic Year, Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. MDT in the Robert Tegler Student Centre, Concordia University of Edmonton. You are warmly invited to join us for this Sacred Convocation.

Students Aaron Astley, Cody Cooper, Scott Gamble, and Eric Moffett will have successfully completed their coursework and will be awarded their M.Div degree.  These four students also stand ready to be assigned their first pastoral call at this service as “servants for Jesus’ sake.”  An honourary “Faith in Life” award will be granted to Mrs. Deanna (Laverne) Hautz recognizing her efforts to spearhead a stronger identity and relationship with ministry wives in the LCC, Alberta-British Columbia District. At the same service, three deacons, trained in the DPS program at Concordia University College of Alberta, will be recognized in preparation for their placement into service within LCC.  Rev. Nolan Astley will be the preacher for the service. We warmly welcome you to join us in person or via webcast as we celebrate God’s gifts to this Seminary and His Church together throughout this past academic year.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Campus News

Concordia University of Edmonton is the new and official name of Concordia University College of Alberta, our neighbours across the street. We celebrate that designation change with them.
We also thank God for our partnership with them even as we say farewell to four professors who have spent the past nine months housed in our building: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Strand, Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, Rev. Dr. John Maxfield, and Dr. (Cand) Jenn Shack.  It has been a blessing to have you in our midst; we wish you God's richest blessings as you return to the CUE offices (with space made possible by the University of Lethbridge moving off the CUE campus). You survived the fire and displacements with us, reminding us all of our transience in this world.
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