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[January 25, 2017 | One Comment | ]

MONTREAL – The Canadian Bible Society of Montreal in collaboration with Lutheran Church–Canada presents a series of Reformation themed events.
Throughout the year, talks will include:
February 16, 2017 – David Somers: Luther and Biblical Translation
May 18, 2017 – Jonathan Widell: Education
June 15, 2017 – Joan Harrison: Music – Walther and Luther
September 21, 2017 – Louise-Marie Picard: Women of the Reform
October 19, 2017 – David Somers: Printing. Media. Spreading the Word.
A series of exhibitions related to each month’s theme is also presented in the Hall of the Bible House.
625, Ste. Catherine W., …


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[December 13, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
I was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. During my “formative years” my family attended and were members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at Grand River and Whitcomb on what is known as the West side of Detroit. I and my three sisters attended elementary school at Holy Cross as well. Every Christmas Eve, all the children in the school took part in the Worship Service or Pageant which consisted of “living scenes” from the Bible, chronicling some of the major prophecies pointing to our Messiah’s …


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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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