Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dr. Hellwege's Installation

Dr. Hellwege's installation.
4th row: Rev. Warren Steckelberg, Rev. Sye Van Maanen, Rev. Rod Buck.
3rd row: Dr. Steve Chambers, Rev. Bill Ney, Rev. Jan Pastucha, Rev. Michael Keith.
2nd row: Dr. Jim Gimbel, Prof. Jonathan Kraemer, Rev. Nolan Astley.
Front row: Dr. John Hellwege
Rev. Dr. John Hellwege was installed as the newest member of Concordia Lutheran Seminary's faculty yesterday during the chapel service.

Dr. Hellwege begins his teaching assignment this fall semester with classes in Theological Method for first year students and Faith, Life, and Ethics for second and fourth year students.

Dr. Hellwege received his Master of Divinity in 1999 and a Master of Sacred Theology in 2000, both from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2009 he received a PhD in Historical Theology, also from Concordia Seminary, with a dissertation discussing American Lutheran perceptions of pre-war Nazi Germany.

Dr. Hellwege has served the last seven years as pastor at Emmaus Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Previously he served the dual parish of Grace Lutheran Church in Platte Center, Nebraska and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Humphrey, Nebraska.  In addition to parish ministry, he has served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University, Nebraska from 2003-2004, and at Concordia University, Wisconsin - St. Louis Center from 2008-2015. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri) since 2009.

Dr. Hellwege also served as a freelance editor for Concordia Publish House from 2009-2011. He has contributed to three book projects as an editor and writer: The Lutheran Difference, Lutheranism 101, and Law & Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible. His academic research has received two awards from Concordia Historical Institute, and he has recently given a plenary paper at Concordia Theological Seminary’s (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) 2015 Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions.
Dr. Hellwege has been married to the love of his life, Denise nee Graeler, for 23 years.  They have four children: Amanda (21), Rachel (19), Laura (15), and Nathan (12).  Amanda and Rachel are in University back in Missouri.  Dr. Hellwege enjoys reading, woodworking, and gardening and has recently earned a black belt in Taekwondo.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Opening Events on YouTube

You can find CLS events on our YouTube channel.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fall Quest Course Begins September 29, 2015

“Religion and Pop Culture” with Dr. Bill Anderson begins September 29, 2015.

This four-part Quest series explores the connections between religious faith, especially Christianity, and popular expressions of culture. The instructor is the Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, professor of Biblical Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton. Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament and is rostered as a pastor in LCC. His longstanding interest in pop culture connects well with his role as founder and director of Concordia’s “Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith.”  
Please join us on four Tuesday evenings in a row, between September 29 and October 20, from 7-9 p.m.  on the CLS campus or via web-based audio-video link. There is no cost to participate, but please register for the course by email (admin@concordiasem.ab.ca) or phone (780-474-1468, ext. 225). 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Installation Service - Dr. John Hellwege

Please join us in our celebration on September 21, 2015.
The installation service will take place in the CLS Chapel at 10:45 am

Rev. Dr. John Hellwege will be installed as Assistant Professor of Theology on Monday the 21st in the seminary chapel.  We welcome him to our faculty to serve many of the roles that were filled by Dr. Kettner in systematic and historical theology. He and his family are relocating to Edmonton by mid-September to begin his first year of teaching here. Thanks be to God for enabling this transition as we strive to provide the best pastoral training possible under our mission to "form servants for Jesus' sake." 

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