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[September 18, 2014 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) will play host to a joint Lutheran-Anglican conference in October on “Militant Secularism: Its Cause, Cost, and Cure.” The day conference takes place October 16, and is open to the public.
Featuring two Lutheran and two Anglican speakers, the conference is a prelude to a regular meeting of the ecumenical dialogue between the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC). Throughout the day conference, participants will hear from Rev. Dr. John R. Stephenson (Professor …

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[September 18, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lutheran Theological Review, Volume 26.

ONLINE – Volume 26 of Lutheran Theological Review is now available to download online.
Lutheran Theological Review is an annual journal published by the two seminary faculties of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC): Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) and Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton). The journal provides a forum for LCC professors and pastors to publish their research. It also allows the LCC’s seminaries to provide resources to stimulate the minds of LCC pastors and laity.
All pastors in Lutheran Church–Canada receive free print copies, and paid subscriptions for the print journal are …

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[September 16, 2014 | No Comment | ]
President Thomas Winger preaches at CLTS' opening worship service of a new school year.

CANADA – September marked the beginning of a new school year for both of Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) seminaries. The seminaries’ shared theme for this academic year comes from the writings of St. Paul: “Train yourself for godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7).
Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) was first to hold its opening service, doing so during regular chapel on September 2. CLS President James Gimbel preached at the event, which marked the beginning of the 31st academic year at CLS. Among the guests were members of the Stony Plain Circuit, who were meeting …

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[September 10, 2014 | No Comment | ]

by Ted Giese
“When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, ‘It is a ghost!’ and they cried out in fear” (Matthew 14:36). It wasn’t a ghost, though: it was Jesus. In fact, Jesus hadn’t even gone to the cross yet. After His resurrection from the dead, Jesus showed them His hands and side, and they were glad when they saw that it was the Lord and realized that although He’d been dead, Jesus was now alive and not a ghost.
The disciples lived in a …

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[September 9, 2014 | No Comment | ]

by Mike Bieber
What’s the benefit of reading the Bible? As far as questions go, that doesn’t seem too hard to answer! But when I begin to answer it, a different question immediately comes to mind: the Bible is so full of wisdom and direction, so where do I start?
Nevertheless, we are confronted with some shocking statistics: only 12 to 19% of Christians in Canada say they read the Bible at all, and of those, only 14% say they read it regularly—at least once a month. That includes all Christians, not …

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[September 8, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mozambique’s TEE students (all in blue shirts) pose with Kapasseni Project founder Rev. Joseph Alfazema (back row, far left) as well as TEE instructors Rev. Carlos Walter Winterle (South Africa: back-row, second-from-left) and André Plamer (Brazil: front row, far right).

MOZAMBIQUE – Thanks to the work of the Kapasseni Project and other partners, Lutheran missions in Mozambique continue to flourish. Three new congregations have been established in the past year, with more than 100 people attending the first service in each new village.
The Mozambique Lutheran Church has no pastors of its own, so ministry is overseen by eight local men preparing for ministry. These men are all students in the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program, and recently received the certification as deacons after completing their most recent round of …