Twelve Axioms on the Relationship of Marriage to the Pastoral Ministry, part 2

Rev. Robert Krestick shared these insights with the students of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary on 4 April in a special convocation that reflected upon the similarities between marriage and the pastor's relationship with his congregation. (This presentation was first delivered at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, for their Timothy Lecture in February 2016.) Note: this is a test of podcasting our audio recordings.

Twelve Axioms on the Relationship of Marriage to the Pastoral Ministry, part 1

Rev. Robert Krestick shared these insights with the students of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary on 4 April in a special convocation that reflected upon the similarities between marriage and the pastor's relationship with his congregation. (This presentation was first delivered at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, for their Timothy Lecture in February 2016.) Note: this is a test of podcasting our audio recordings.

Reformation 500 Conference: 10-11 September 2017

As part of this year's celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Concordia will hold a conference exploring the Reformation's impact on parish life. "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching" will feature Rev. Dr Jobst Schöne, bishop emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK) and Rev. Dr Fredrik Sidenvall, Principal … Continue reading Reformation 500 Conference: 10-11 September 2017

Call Service 2017

The seminary's annual Call Service will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Linwell Rd, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 27 May 2017, 4.00pm. (Note the change of venue.) We heartily invite members of LCC, and especially friends and family of the students and award recipients, to attend this festive event. Three graduating pastoral students (Andrew … Continue reading Call Service 2017

Support Us in Lent 2017

This past week the seminary appealed to the members of LCC to include support of the seminary in their Lenten discipline. In our regular Lenten appeal letter, seminarian Vishal Paul, who has come to Canada from India to become a Lutheran pastor, introduces himself and his family. Pastor Dan Abraham, a member of the seminary's … Continue reading Support Us in Lent 2017

Vicars’ Dinner with the LWMLC (2017)

Vicarage is a big deal for seminary students—the opportunity to spend a whole year working in a congregation to put their theological education into practice. And so the annual vicars' dinner, hosted by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC), is a pretty big deal, too. It's one of those occasions when the students realise just … Continue reading Vicars’ Dinner with the LWMLC (2017)

Come and see! Open day for high schoolers interested in seminary studies

This is a reminder of our upcoming high school open day during March break ... Have you ever thought about becoming a pastor – or has someone told you you should think about it? Do you love Christ and his church, and wonder whether you could serve him in pastoral ministry or other theological vocations? … Continue reading Come and see! Open day for high schoolers interested in seminary studies

St Matthias, Apostle, 2017

The following sermon was preached by Revd Dr Thomas Winger in the seminary's Martin Luther chapel on 24 February 2017, the Festival of St Matthias, Apostle. The text is Acts 1:15-26. Dear brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus Christ: Dr Stephenson likes to wear a cheeky t-shirt that reads, “Jesus is coming. Look busy!” … Continue reading St Matthias, Apostle, 2017

Sermon: St Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

The following sermon was preached in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel by Dr Thomas Winger for a divine service commemorating St Timothy, Pastor and Confessor, 24 January 2017.  42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.  43 But know this, that if the master of the house … Continue reading Sermon: St Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

Summer Vicarages with Government Assistance

Together with our sister seminary in Edmonton, we encourage you to consider offering a summer vicarage opportunity to a first-year seminary student. Please contact President Thomas Winger (twinger@brocku.ca) if you would like information on available students. It may be possible to procure government funding for the student's salary. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) programme helps … Continue reading Summer Vicarages with Government Assistance