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From Megadeth to Megalife

March 2, 2017 2 Comments

2017-Ellefson-PosterEDMONTON – 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 lecture, and will draw on Ellefson’s unique position to discuss Luther’s view of music in relationship to secular art.

The event is sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith (CCSCF), along with Faithlife Financial, as part of Reformation 500 commemorations. “Ellefson will no doubt entertain and educate at this very exciting event,” says Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, Director of the CCSCF. “Enjoy a mix of theology, song, and stories.”

The lecture is free and open to the public with a reception to follow. It will be held in the Tegler of CUE.



  • reddog44 said:

    This is an amazing story as to David’s change by the grace of God. We witnessed first hand the effects of his ministry as SOTD is our winter congregation. It is uplifting to see a Lutheran congregation that is growing, and being successful in evangelism.

    Cliff P.

  • Mavros Whissell said:

    I have been a Christian my entire life, a confirmed Lutheran for about 25 of my 41 years, and a Megadeth fan since I was 19. They are hands down my favourite band. I know every song, almost every riff and lyric in my head.
    This is an incredible thing to see!

    I am really excited to see David Ellefson use his name and fame for the glory of God, which is the only way it can be used for good. Just like John the Baptist, it is correct to diminish one’s self for the glory of God and to put the focus where it belongs – on Christ. To know that David is a Lutheran, and attended Concordia, is incredible!

    To think that I have a brother in Christ like this, from such a unique and difficult style of life. Incredible! I only wish I could attend and meet David. Maybe one day!

    Blessings in Christ,

    Mavros Whissell
    Sudbury, ON

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