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Fall Quest Course

“Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation, 1483-1521” will be taught by Rev. Dr. John A. Maxfield. The free course is scheduled for Wednesday nights in October 2017, with live-streaming online for those unable to attend in person. What better way to celebrate the Reformation 500 anniversary than to learn about the man who started it all? In this course we will examine Martin Luther’s life and the development of his theology from his birth in 1483 to the controversy that developed thirty-five years later after his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses on Indulgences on October 31, 1517 that initiated the Reformation. Classes will take place October 4, 11, 18, and 25 at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time, with live-streaming online occurring simultaneously. Video from the lectures will be made available online later for viewing after the event. The breakdown of classes is as follows: October 4: Church Life and Spirituality in Germany on the Eve of

CLS offers Hebrew Course

Starting on Tuesday, September 5 , Concordia Lutheran Seminary is offering an exciting new way to learn Biblical Hebrew.  It uses a "living language" approach, focusing mostly on hearing and speaking so that Hebrew becomes embedded in the brain.  Reading and writing, while important, are secondary emphases.  The goal is to provide a comfortable familiarity with Hebrew that creates a richer and more nuanced understanding of the Old Testament texts, while still providing the ability to produce a solid translation where required. This is a 9 month course being offered by distance education, so you can access it on the internet from anywhere.  It meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Mountain Time).  It's taught by Rev. Darren Dressler, who began specialising in Hebrew when he was a seminary student. Cost is $250/semester (Church-workers in Lutheran Church-Canada pay even less.)  Open to laypeople, pastors and pre-seminary students. Interested?  Contact the