Showing posts from March, 2009

CLS in Cambodia?

Dr. Stephen Chambers spent two weeks in Southeast Asia in January. This was his second stint as visiting professor at Luther Institute-Southeast Asia (LISA), after a March 2008 visit teaching Christian Worship. The topic this time was Romans. “It was a challenge to cover the whole book in a week,” he reflected after returning home. “We had to move pretty fast, covering four chapters a day.”  The LISA classes operate very differently than CLS’ seminary program. The students are already serving as either pastors or deaconesses in their home communities, and travel to one of the two seminary locations (Bangkok, Thailand, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia) for week-long courses, four or five times a year. Pastors and seminary professors from North America—mostly from LCC but also from the LCMS—fly in to lead each intense, high-energy course. The Romans course was the 11th in a series of 14 courses, which LISA students will complete by March 2010. At that point, each of them will be able to formal

Live from CLS

Although mass communication is a dynamic environment today, the local news media are still vital links to your community. Join Dr. Ian Adnams, LCC’s director of communications, for a webcast about Communicating with your Community , Thursday, March 26 at 1 pm live from CLS. You will discover how to work with your local newspaper, radio and television stations as well as new opportunities to raise the visibility of your congregation. Go to to join the webcast. The video feed also includes a chat feature for you to ask questions.

More Vicarage Visits

Professor Kraemer completed the last of hisvicarage visits, visiting the vicars of Redeemer Lutheran Church.  February 14-15th he visited Dan Barr vicaring at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kitimat, B.C. under the supervision of Pastor Visser of Vanderhoof Lutheran Church, Vanderhoof B.C.  February 28-March 1 he visited Jeff Dul, who is vicaring at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waterloo, ON under the supervision of Pastor Krestick.  The two vicarage congregations are separated by over 4500 km.    

Missionary for Lunch

How do you reach out to new immigrants to your community when you are not from their culture and do not speak their language?  Friday, March 13, Don Hindle, DPS at Trinity Lutheran Church, Richmond, B.C. will be with us to share how his congregation went about reaching out to their community by offering ESL instruction.  Join us at 12:10 for “Missionary for Lunch” in the Schwermann room!