Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fifth annual “Love Life” conference

"Love Life" conference set for Saturday, November 6, 2010...

The fifth annual “Love Life” conference will be held in Edmonton on Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm. Under the theme “Getting Real about Sexuality: Celebration, Truth, and Consequences,” this year’s conference will consider several life-related issues. Co-sponsored by Lutherans For Life-Canada, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, and Concordia University College of Alberta, it takes place at CUCA’s Robert Tegler Student Centre. (Map: http://www.concordia.ab.ca/about/location.php.)

The conference features four speakers.
  • Rev. Dr. Stephen Chambers, is professor of NT Exegetical Theology at Concordia Lutheran Seminary. He will begin the conference by presenting a study on 1 Corinthians 6 with the theme: “Priceless Sex.” Bring your Bible!
  • Rev. Dr. Roger Sonnenberg, is a noted speaker, author (e.g. Human Sexuality: A Christian Perspective) and LCMS parish pastor.  Rev. Sonnenberg will speak on two topics: “Porn: The new Crack Cocaine” and “Realities of the Modern Family.”
  • Julie Parr, is Community Education coordinator for the Pregnancy Care Centre in Edmonton. Julie will speak about sex, abstinence, and healthy relationships.  
  • Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, is professor of Religious Studies at Concordia University College of Alberta.  Dr. Anderson will present a theological study on human sexuality by looking at Genesis 1-2 and Song of Songs. 

Displays will be provided by a range of pro-life groups and individuals.

The cost of the conference is $25 if you register by October 31. Registering at the door costs $30. Students are FREE! Lunch is included and parking is free on the Concordia campus.

For more information, please visit: www.LoveLifeEdmonton.com or contact: Dr. Glenn Schaeffer (gschaeffer@lccabc.ca or [780] 474-0063).

We are excited about this conference. We hope you will share our enthusiasm and publicize this event as widely as possible within your circle—at church, school, or wherever this information reaches you. We hope to see you in person, too, on Sat. Nov. 6. 

Sincerely,

Rev. Dr. Glenn E. Schaeffer and the other Organizing Committee members:  Dr. Doug Haberstock; Mrs. Brigitte Mueller & Rev. Dr. Jonathan Strand

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quest begins tonight!

Remember, the Quest class starts at 7pm (not 7:30) tonight; the topic is “World Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam” with Dr. Edward Kettner. If you haven`t registered yet, you can still attend and register at the break.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Timothy Lectures - Dr. James Nestingen - October 7

Each year a seasoned and effective pastor shares his experience from pastoral life for the benefit of CLS students and community at the annual Timothy Lectures. This year's guest is Dr. James Nestingen, Professor Emeritus of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He will speak to students on the topics of Repentance, Confession, and Absolution, drawing on his three decades of experience as a pastor and seminary professor. Throughout the day on Thursday, October 7th (8:45am to 3:00pm), Dr. Nestingen will share three lectures; Law, Gospel and Repentance in Confession; A Broken Narrative: Discerning Repentance in Hearing Confession; and Resolving the Narrative in Christ: Declaring the Absolution.
The Timothy Lectures traditionally provide sound, challenging, practical insight to ministers-in-the-making. Pastors speak in personal and candid ways about their lives in the parish. Each Timothy Lecture takes place over one or two days giving participants the opportunity to focus on one topic quickly and in-depth. Generous anonymous donations have made it possible to offer the Lectures free of charge.
Please feel free to join us for a continental breakfast prior to the Timothy Lectures sessions next Thursday morning, from 8:15 a.m. to *:45 here at the Seminary

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Founders' Day

For the 26th year, we commemorate the first day of classes at CLS. On September 10th, 1984, the first 10 students met with the founding faculty to begin their formation as servants for Jesus' sake, at Concordia Lutheran Seminary.
Every year since that day, we have gathered during the chapel service (9:50 - 10:20) to give thanks for the blessing of this seminary and those who had the wisdom to establish this institution many years ago.

This year's guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Edwin Lehman.
 
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