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[November 29, 2016 | No Comment | ]

WINDSOR, Ontario – Frank Campbell Johnson was called home to be with his Lord on November 27, 2016. Johnson served as Lutheran Church–Canada’s Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1999-2002, having first been elected to the board in 1996. He also served the church at the District level as well.
Johnson was born March 19, 1941 in Windsor to the late Fred and Mildred Johnson. He married Carole (nee Scheuerman) on February 12, 1966, and they celebrated their fiftieth anniversary earlier this year. The Lord blessed them with two children: …


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[November 29, 2016 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) has announced that Rev. Esko Murto and Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau have both accepted calls to serve as professors of theology.
Rev. Esko Murto, STM, has been called to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology with a specialization in Systematics while Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau has been called to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology. The calls came following interviews November 2 with the CLTS President, Board of Regents, and the electors of Lutheran Church–Canada. Rev. Murto announced his acceptance of the call …


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[November 21, 2016 | No Comment | ]

CATHARINES, Ontario – The newly-published book, The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800, includes a contribution authored by Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary’s (CLTS) Professor of Historical Theology, Rev. Dr. John R. Stephenson.
Dr. Stephenson’s article, “Sacraments in Lutheranism, 1600–1800”, is also featured in the electronic version, Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews.
Oxford Handbooks is a collection of the best handbooks in 14 subject areas, including religion. Known as one of the most prestigious and successful branches of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles, with the latest …


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[November 7, 2016 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) has extended calls to two candidates to serve as professors of theology.
Rev. Esko Murto, STM, has been called to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology with a specialization in Systematics while Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau has been called to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology. The calls came following interviews on November 2 with the CLTS President, Board of Regents, and the electors of Lutheran Church–Canada.
Rev. Murto is a native of Orivesi, Finland, and served as pastor of two congregations of …


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[November 4, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it: but the correction of fools is their folly. The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips” (Proverbs 16: 22-23).
Every Fall, thousands upon thousands of students head back to class in our elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. Warning notices are constantly announced and displayed “to drive carefully” as children walk, ride their bikes, or board buses to be taken to the schools every morning and brought back home every afternoon.
Once …


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[September 16, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book. (Psalm 56:8)
Upon attending the visitation at the funeral home for a dear friend and one of my many “fathers” in the faith, my wife and I were greeted in the line of family members by one of the gentleman’s daughters. As we conversed, she shared with me her recollection of the words of Scripture that referred to our tears being put into a bottle …


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