Thursday, October 27, 2011

CLS President Resigns

Dr. Manfred Zeuch sent a letter of resignation to LCC President Robert Bugbee; Rev. Mark Dressler, chair of CLS Board of Regents; and Rev. Don Schiemann, president of the ABC District yesterday. At his request, LCC shared the following:

Edmonton, October 26, 2011.

To Lutheran Church–Canada,

After prayerful consideration, with my family and with the CLS Board of Regents, I am resigning from my position at Concordia Lutheran Seminary effective October 27, 2011.

It was an honour and privilege for me to follow CLS’ call from Brazil, in January 2007. CLS went through several phases of transition and restructuring, since 2005. I was honoured to lead CLS through the phases of renewal in curriculum and vision, through the times of LCC seminary education changes, brought forth by the Task Force on Cost Efficient Seminary Education, and by the Memorandum of Understanding, voted and adopted in the last convention. Restructuring at CLS has moved on, in the sense of the MOU. Much is still to be done. I believe that my mission and vocation at CLS has now come to an end, and it will be good for other leaders to continue in the path of the agreement reached in June. In the sense of God’s word: One plants, another waters, but God gives the growth. "So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth" (1 Cor 3).

In this common understanding we, myself with CLS’s Board of Regents, pray that God may bless the further work of CLS’ faculty, staff and students, a precious and noble task they are endeavoured to carry out.
May the Lord bless CLS, CLTS and LCC.

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ,
Dr. Manfred Zeuch


The faculty, staff, and students at CLS ask for your continued prayers and support through the coming weeks and months.

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's not too late to join CLS's resident "archaeologist online:

The "Archaeology and Jesus" course takes place at the seminary, and online, on Tuesday evenings, and is still open to new registrations.

James Morgan of the Canadian Lutheran posted an article online last Friday titled: Ancient artifacts meet new technology in online course.

“Archaeology enthusiast and seminary professor Dr. Stephen Chambers teaches the course and is extremely pleased with the enrolment. Of the 50 people registered, 18 attend on-site in Edmonton, ten individuals take part online (including two in Ontario), and groups from congregations gather in Saskatoon,Campbell River B.C., and Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.”

“Fitting all the material into two-hour sessions is not easy, but Dr. Chambers covered five of his Top 10 topics of biblical archaeology in the first session. Students saw photos and learned about the ossuaries (burial chests) of James and Caiphas; the Pilate inscription; Yehohanan the crucified man; and the Herodian cities of Caesarea Martima and Jerusalem.”

Even though the first session has already taken place, it is not too late to register. (The first session is recorded so you can catch up!) Anyone can take part from any location. The cost is $40, but the registration fee is waived for pastors, church workers, and individuals who participate as a group at one site.

Click here to read the full article on Canadian Lutheran online.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Next Luther Countdown Lecture:

How is Luther's Germany doing today?

Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Torgerson, from our German partner church, SELK, will be discussing:
“Everything is Changing – Germany’s new religious fabric and the challenge it poses to the old established churches.”

This public lecture is CLS's 2011 edition of the ten-year project, Luther 2017 Countdown, anticipating the 500 years of the Reformation in 2017!

Thursday, October 27 at CUCA Auditorium, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. This event will not be webcast.

Also, come celebrate also with us the Reformation Service!
Dr. Torgerson will be our guest preacher, on Saturday, October 29 at Grace Lutheran Church (9907-114 St) at 7:00 pm. Join us for fellowship following the service.

All are cordially invited, admission is free.
 
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