Sermon: St Simon and St Jude

The following sermon was preached in the seminary's Chapel of Martin Luther by Dr John Stephenson on the Festival of St Simon and St Jude, Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Jer. 26:1-16 & Jn 15:12-21 The Dutch-born church historian Heiko Oberman was equally fluent in English and German, albeit with a thick accent derived from his … Continue reading Sermon: St Simon and St Jude

Sermon: St James of Jerusalem, 23 October 2014

The following sermon was preached in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel by Dr Wm Mundt for the Festival of St James of Jerusalem on Thursday, 23 October 2014. 10 Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we … Continue reading Sermon: St James of Jerusalem, 23 October 2014

Harvest Day 2014: Oh Sing to the Lord an Old Song?

We have probably all heard about ancient music but the 79 members of the Seminary Guild and community actually had a chance to hear—and even try singing—some at the annual Harvest Day, held Saturday, 18 October. Guest presenters were Daniel Lantz and members of The Society for the Archaeology of Ancient Music, a student club … Continue reading Harvest Day 2014: Oh Sing to the Lord an Old Song?

Culture Clash: A One Day Conference on “Militant Secularism”

What is a believer to do when surrounded by a host of –ism’s seeking to silence and to undermine historic Christian faith and teachings? What should churches do when they find themselves on a collision course with sweeping cultural changes affecting mindset, morals and the meaning of life? Should believers and their churches try to … Continue reading Culture Clash: A One Day Conference on “Militant Secularism”

Fasting and Feasting – New Wineskins for New Wine

The following sermon was preached by Revd Dr Thomas Winger for the opening Matins at the "Militant Secularism" Conference, held at CLTS on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Thursday of 18 Pentecost 2014 – Mk 2:18-22 Dear fellow members of the Body of Christ: If I were inventing a sacramental meal for the fledgling Christian community, … Continue reading Fasting and Feasting – New Wineskins for New Wine

Meet Me at the Fair!

On Tuesday, 7 October, Dr Mundt and the Evangelism in the Parish class spent the day at the Norfolk County Fair. We were not there for the pie judging, the carnival rides, or even the intense rivalry played out in various competitions between area high schools. It was “youth day” and that meant lots of … Continue reading Meet Me at the Fair!

Faculty Call Process Begins

In view of an impending retirement in June 2015, CLTS announces the beginning of the call process. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, will be calling a Professor of Theology to take up office in July 2015. The candidate must be an ordained pastor of Lutheran Church­–Canada or a church in fellowship with her. The … Continue reading Faculty Call Process Begins

Sermon: Clothes Make the Man (Mt. 22:1-14)

The following sermon was preached in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel by Pastor Alan Bauch on Wednesday, 8 October 2014. As this is the Gospel text for next Sunday in the three-year series, this may be both devotionally helpful and inspiring for preachers. Back in my career in the paper industry a group of us … Continue reading Sermon: Clothes Make the Man (Mt. 22:1-14)