Showing posts from August, 2010

"I feel like I would make a terrible pastor..."

An LCMS pastor responds to someone struggling with whether they should pursue the office of the ministry because of their sin:

CLS Founding President Called Home

W. Theophil Janzow, the founding president of CLS, passed away on Saturday, August 21.  His funeral will be held on Thursday, August 26 at St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, Nebraska. Dr. Janzow served as seminary president from 1984 to 1987.  Before coming to Edmonton, he served at Concordia College (now Concordia University), Seward, Nebraska, including fourteen years as its president. Dr. Janzow was truly God's gift to us and so much of his legacy still lives at the seminary. Thank God for him and his work. Obituary:

Spirituality Lecture Series

CLS will offer a series of six lectures on Spirituality during Semester 2 (starting in January). The lectures are open to the public and also form part of the Master of Divinity course: Spirituality. Guest lecturers from different religious and cultural backgrounds will speak on topics such as "The pastor and prayer", "Music and spirituality", "Canadian aboriginal spirituality and Christianity", and "The Ukrainian Catholic Tradition", as well as other topics that impact the history and practices of Christian spirituality. Lectures will be followed with an opportunity for questions and answers. Watch for more information as details become available.

Career Opportunity - CLS seeks Treasurer

CLS invites applications for the part-time position of treasurer. The Treasurer provides all of the accounting functions at Concordia Lutheran Seminary; responsibilities range from posting and paying accounts payable to providing financial reports to the Board of Regents. The position will entail between 700 and 1,000 hours per year. The ideal candidate should have a professional accounting designation or equivalent training and experience. A knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office would be desirable. Office space is provided at the seminary along with most equipment and supplies. Additional equipment as required can be provided. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Concordia Lutheran Seminary and Lutheran Church–Canada. A detailed position description is available here: Desired starting date: mid September 2010 Dates for Application: Present until Sept

The numbers are in!

The 2009/2010 fiscal year at Concordia Lutheran Seminary ends with a budget surplus.   Despite a lower than anticipated enrolment and the expense of initiating a distance education program, CLS and its faithful supporters have ended the year with more cash flowing in than out. It goes without saying that this surplus will be applied to the deficit incurred over two years of financial crisis, to assist with the goal of eliminating all debt by the end of 2011.