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[October 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) national office in Winnipeg, Manitoba will host Here I Stand, a special exhibit commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, in late October and early November 2017.
Immerse yourself in Reformation history with #HereIStand, a poster series developed by leading German museums. Come face to face with Martin Luther and the world he shook through artwork, statuettes, models, period books, and more. Discover how the Gospel transformed the world 500 years ago—and how it continues to do so today. The story comes alive in this special …


In: Central District News, Headline, National News, Reformation 500

[October 10, 2017 | No 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 …


In: East District News, Education News, Headline, Reformation 500

[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: …


In: Education News, Headline, Reformation 500

[September 27, 2017 | No Comment | ]

This article reflects on the section of Luther’s Small Catechism dealing with the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Read the relevant portion online in contemporary English here.
Baptized into Christ
by Edward G. Kettner
As Luther continued to consider the need for a catechism, he initially focused on what would become the first three parts: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer. But he soon realized that more work was needed to help people understand what was necessary to be a Christian. Therefore, he went on to add sections on Baptism, …


In: Back to the Catechism, Feature Stories, Headline, Reformation 500

[September 22, 2017 | No Comment | ]

Editor’s Note: Kelly Klages has agreed to prepare six pieces of original art for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Each piece of art will be featured on the covers of this year’s issues of The Canadian Lutheran magazine.
In addition, each piece of art is being made available to LCC congregations as a free, downloadable poster. You can print out the posters, along with accompanying artist’s statement, as they become available at www.reformation2017.ca/resources/posters/.
by Kelly Klages
A couple of weeks ago, my husband received a book …


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[September 19, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – As congregations prepare for observances of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October, some will likely be planning to watch a film adaption of Luther’s life. Many such congregations will turn to the 2003 film Luther starring Joseph Fiennes. Lutheran Church–Canada is pleased to provide a study guide that can be used to introduce the film and lead discussion following it. It can also be used for private reflection on the film.
The study guide was developed by Rev. Ted Giese, the award-winning film reviewer for The Canadian …


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