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[December 14, 2018 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton wants to ask you a question: Do you know someone who has given greatly of themselves in service to the Church? This could be a dedicated pastor, deacon, or layperson who has done much for the Kingdom of God.
In order to honor those who have been such dedicated servants for Jesus’ sake, the faculty and Board of Regents of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, invite individuals, congregations, and Boards of Lutheran Church–Canada to submit the names of persons to be considered for one of …


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[December 13, 2018 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Each May at the annual Call Service Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has the opportunity to confer two major awards on worthy pastors or lay members of Lutheran Church–Canada.
The recipient of the Friend of the Seminary award is nominated by the faculty or Board of Regents for making a significant contribution to the well-being of the seminary.
The Delta Chi Medal, by contrast, is awarded by the seminary on behalf of the wider church. This “highest and most distinguished award” is “presented to an individual, either clergy or …


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[September 27, 2018 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Classes at Lutheran Church–Canada’s two seminaries are well underway and both schools have welcomed a number of new students.
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) in St. Catharines, Ontario held its first full day of classes on September 5, while Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton held its first full day of the Fall Semester on September 17.
CLTS welcomes four new students this year: one Diploma student from Afghanistan via Germany, and three students in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. They anticipate having two students available for pastoral calls …


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[September 13, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Concordia’s Professor of Theology and Dean of Students, Rev. Esko Murto, has accepted a call to return to Finland and serve a congregation in Tampere. In view of his departure at the end of the current academic year (2018-19), the seminary is beginning the call process to seek his replacement.
 
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, will be calling a Professor of Theology to take up office in July 2019. The candidate must be an ordained pastor of Lutheran Church­–Canada or a church in fellowship with her. The preferred candidate will …


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[August 31, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Dave Zakel
Striking up a conversation with a complete stranger is a lot like writing an open-ended article on a broad topic. Where do I start? What do I say? How am I going to do this? These questions and others are sure to pop up when the conversation shifts towards evangelism and outreach. Often the questions are inwardly answered with half-hearted excuses: I don’t have time. I can’t speak eloquently. I don’t know enough. The list goes on.
You’ve likely asked some of these questions of yourself and made some …


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[August 30, 2018 | No Comment | ]

“Often the mission of the Church is divided into two mandates: ‘in reach’ and ‘out reach’. It is a useful distinction, because there is a time and a place for all things. Just as treating Divine Service as primarily an outreach opportunity to unbelievers or Christians of other denominations is wrong-headed, so is expecting the unbelieving world to understand the meaning of Christian terms and concepts, and Lutheran expressions, when, say, talking with colleagues at work and sharing the Gospel with them there. But every once in a while, we …


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