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[December 5, 2016 | One Comment | ]

ONLINE – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton is planning its next Quest Course: “Narnia for Adults: Introduction to the Chronicles of Narnia,” set to begin at the end of January 2017. The series explores the Narnia books from a grown-up perspective, covering the series as a whole as well as each of the seven novels within it.
Rev. Dr. Joel Heck, an internationally recognized specialist on C.S. Lewis, will be the instructor for the course. Dr. Heck is a veteran professor of theology at Concordia University Texas and will be …


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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 18, 2016 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Concordia Lutheran Seminary has opened up enrolment for its 2017 Pastor’s Sabbatical Week, which will take place June 6-8, 2017 in Edmonton.
The event will feature three speakers: Rev. Dr. Charles P. Arand, professor of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri), will provide a Lutheran theological perspective on handling science and evolution; Rev. Dr. John Nunes, a Canadian native and president of Concordia College (Bronxville, New York), will address the subject of preaching for today; and Dr. Colleen Hammermaster, an Edmonton psychologist, will discuss psychological insights for …


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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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[October 25, 2016 | No Comment | ]

GERMANY – From October 11-13, the International Lutheran Council (ILC) held its Sixth World Seminaries Conference. Taking place in Wittenberg, Germany, the conference saw representatives from more than 30 ILC churches attend, with nearly 30 additional guests present representing other church bodies.
Canadian participants included Rev. Dr. Jim Gimbel (President of Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton), Rev. Dr. Thomas Winger (President of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario), Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee (President of Lutheran Church–Canada and Vice-Chairman of the ILC), and Mathew Block (Communications Manager for LCC and editor of the ILC’s …


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