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[February 2, 2018 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – On Monday, January 29 during Chapel, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) president, Rev. Dr. James Gimbel announced where second-year seminarians will go to participate in the annual “Take Wing” program. Each year, to prepare its second year students for vicarage, the seminary—with financial support from the CLS Guild—sends students across Canada for a weekend to learn from a local pastor in a new context.
Adam Chandler: St. John, Warman, Sask. and St. Paul, Bergheim, Sask. (Rev. Randy Heide)
Mark Rekken: Epiphany, Thunder Bay, Ont. (Rev. Steve Bartelt)
Travis Heide: Grace, Ossoyos, B.C. and …

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[January 8, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Ann Arbor, MI – Lutheran students from Canada heading to university or college are eligible to apply for two student assistance programs at Concordia University, Ann Arbor according to Rev. Charles Schulz, Pre-seminary Director at the LCMS institution.
One is the Luther Promise. It awards US$16,000, $18,000 or $20,000 per year for four years for all Lutheran students interested in any area of study, with amounts depending on the student’s academic qualifications. More details are available at: https://applycuaa.cuw.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/landingpages/lutherpromise.aspx?id=5e8a883a-ce81-e611-8c79-0050568f7595
The other financial incentive is the Luther Scholar Guarantee, specifically for the most promising …

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[October 24, 2017 | No Comment | ]

KITCHENER, Ontario – On October 15, Lutheran Church–Canada meeting in convention elected Rev. Thomas Kruesel to serve as LCC’s Vice-President. He joins Rev. Timothy Teuscher, who was elected President on October 14, 2017.
Rev. Kruesel has served as LCC’s Second Vice President since 2011, and served as Third Vice President from 2009-2011. As a result of convention’s decision to adopt Resolution 17.1.01, synod will only have one Vice President going forward. Vice President Kruesel was elected on the third ballot.
The convention also elected officers for LCC’s Board of Directors: Arnold Drung, …

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[October 10, 2017 | One Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – On September 10, 2017, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary opened its new academic year and held a theological symposium marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The event saw the installation of two new assistant professors: Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau, who has previously served in the chaplaincy of the armed forces, and Rev. Esko Murto, who has already served in the seminary as a visiting scholar since August 2015.
The conference featured Rev. Dr Jobst Schöne, Bishop Emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) of Germany, as guest …

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[October 5, 2017 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) launched its “Reformation Minute” program on September 18, 2017. The program features CLS faculty presenting on some of the people and ideas that renewed the heart of Christ’s church, starting in earnest in the fall of 1517.
These talks take place every weekday through the fall semester, and are available to view through the CLS website or through CLS’ YouTube channel. It can also be viewed through the seminary’s app, which is available from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
Each day has its own theme:

Monday: …

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[August 25, 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

by Mathew Block
Rev. Dr. Norman J. Threinen, professor emeritus of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton) has recently released his latest book, Landestreu, An Odyssey: The Story of a Family over Time (available from Friesen Press). In this work, Threinen recounts the story of his own ancestors, tracing their journey from Germany in the late 18th century first to Galacia (in what is today Ukraine), and then, more than a century later, to Canada.
While the book focuses especially on Threinen’s own family, the journey is one that countless Germans undertook in the …

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