Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A reciprocal borrowing program for the CLS library

CLS has joined a reciprocal borrowing program through the American Theological Library Association (ALTA). This will be a great help to our distance education students, who can borrow books from participating theological libraries in their own communities. It will also help our local students and faculty members while travelling. If either of these situations pertains to you, check with CLS librarian Anna Yang for details on how to take advantage of this program!

Monday, March 12, 2018

New Library Resources

Starting immediately, our library cardholders have direct access to a broad range of critical electronic resources through The Alberta Library (TAL). Among the most useful resources are the ATLA Serials and EBSCO databases. For access, go to the CLS library website:

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Spring Break at CLS

During Spring Break, March 12-16, the Concordia Lutheran Seminary Library will be open 8:00 am to noon.

We will not be holding Chapel during Spring Break. Chapel will resume at 10:10 am, March 19.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

2018 "Quest" Course

Dr. John Maxfield returns for Part Two of his well-received Quest course, starting on Wednesday, April 11.

Builiding on October’s course, Luther’s Road to Reformation, Dr. Maxfield will cover Luther’s leadership of the evangelical movement as it developed into the Reformation and finally into independent Lutheran church structures by the end of the 1520s.
Join the new Quest course on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00 pm on CLS campus.
April 11:  Reform from Exile: Luther at Wartburg; Reform in Wittenberg and Luther’s Return
April 18:  Confrontation with “Fanatics” – Controversy among Evangelicals over the Character and Goals of the Reformation
April 25:  A Violent Reformation? The Revolution of 1525 and Its Impact; The Growth, Implementation, and Diversity of the Reformation
May 2:    Diverse Visions of Reform in Conflict: Controversy over the Sacraments From Political Protest to Lutheran Confession, 1529-1530

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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 ( 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

CLS Welcomes Kathy Budgell as new Administrative Assistant

CLS is thrilled to welcome Kathy Budgell to our CLS Community.  She begins her new job January 3rd.  She is an experienced administrator and will gift the Seminary with her abilities.  May God bless your work at CLS and for the church at large.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Office Hours

Concordia Lutheran Seminary will be closed December 22 to January 1st.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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. or 780-474-1468 ext. 227 
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