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[May 29, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries have held their annual convocation services for 2017, during which time pastoral candidates received their first calls. Vicars also received their vicarage assignments, and one diaconal student received her placement.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) held its Sacred Convocation for their 33rd Academic Year on May 25, 2017. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) held its annual Call Service on May 27, 2017. First calls for graduating pastoral candidates are as follows:

Andrew Cottrill (CLTS) to Zion Lutheran (Yorkton, Saskatchewan)
Kirk Radford …


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[May 19, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries are preparing for their upcoming convocation services, during which time pastoral candidates will receive their first calls. Vicars will also receive their vicarage assignments and one diaconal student will receiver her internship placement.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) will hold the Sacred Convocation for their 33rd Academic Year on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert Tegler Student Centre of Concordia University of Edmonton. Rev. Dr. Karl Keller will serve as guest preacher for the event. The seminary will recognize …


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[May 18, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Martin Luther wearing a professor's cap

ONLINE – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) has announced that its next Quest Course will focus on “Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation, 1483-1521” and 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?” asks promotional material. “In this course we will examine Martin Luther’s life and the development of his theology …


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[April 7, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Dr. Thomas Winger; Terri, Sophia, and Isaac Paik; Matthew and Laurin Fenn; Iris Barta with Isaac Fenn; and Janice Buchner.

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC) hosted its annual vicars’ dinner for students of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) on March 24, 2017.
The dinner was held at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Catharines. LWMLC President Iris Barta spoke on the multifaceted work of the women’s missionary league, and presented each vicar with a gift bag of LWMLC materials illustrating the depth of resources the organization provides the Canadian church.
CLTS has one regular vicar available for placement this year: Matthew Fenn, a native of Windsor. He …


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[March 13, 2017 | No Comment | ]
First edition of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

ONLINE – Video from Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton’s recent Quest Course on C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series are now available to view online.
Taking place over four weeks, “Narnia for Adults: Introduction to the Chronicles of Narnia” features lectures by Rev. Dr. Joel Heck, an internationally recognized specialist on C.S. Lewis. Dr. Heck is a veteran professor of theology at Concordia University Texas and is serving CLS as a visiting professor during the winter 2017 semester.
The lecture series has been divided into eight videos that you can watch …


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[March 2, 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
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EDMONTON – Grammy-award-winning musician David Ellefson of Megadeth will give a lecture entitled “From Megadeth to Megalife” at Concordia University of Edmonton on March 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m..
In addition to being a long-standing member of the band Megadeth, Ellefson has also studied at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, and is the founder of MEGA Life ministries, a satellite of Shepherd of the Desert Church (a member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) in Scotsdale, Arizona.
Ellefson’s lecture will present Martin Luther’s view on music in a Law and Gospel oriented …


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