Call for Award Nominations

Each May at the annual Call Service Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has the opportunity to confer two major awards on worthy pastors or lay members of Lutheran Church–Canada. The recipient of the Friend of the Seminary award is nominated by the faculty or Board of Regents for making a significant contribution to the well-being of … Continue reading Call for Award Nominations

Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday

  The "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" frenzies are all about accumulating the things of this world. Of course, we give thanks to God that He has so blessed us that we can enjoy the goodness of creation. But the world's greatest need is not to get more stuff but to receive the precious Gospel … Continue reading Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday

Advent Lessons and Carols Service 2018

The seminary community warmly invites you to our service of Advent Lessons and Carols. This treasured annual event takes place this year on the Second Sunday in Advent, 9 December 2018, at 4.00pm. The seminary faculty, staff, and students will be joined by the choirs of Grace and Resurrection Lutheran churches, together with our own Seminary … Continue reading Advent Lessons and Carols Service 2018

Sermon: All Saints’ Day 2018

The following sermon was preached by Dr John Stephenson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in observance of All Saints' Day, 1 November 2018. Revelation 7:9-17 You probably know the word penultimate from its occurrence in shortened form as penult in James Voelz’s treatment of Greek accents. This unfamiliar word applies … Continue reading Sermon: All Saints’ Day 2018

ATS Accreditation Visit

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, is undergoing a review of its accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools in the US and Canada. An evaluation committee from the ATS will be visiting its campus on 21-24 January 2019. The standards of accreditation are available at www.ats.edu/accrediting/standards-and-notations. Parties who wish to comment on the seminary’s qualifications … Continue reading ATS Accreditation Visit

Sermon: St James of Jerusalem 2018

The following sermon was preached in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in commemoration of St James of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr, by Dr Harold Ristau, 23 October 2018. The text is Matthew 13:54-58. Often we Christians adopt an “us” versus “them” mentality with the world. Those unbelievers. They kill babies. … Continue reading Sermon: St James of Jerusalem 2018

Living Church History in a German Village

Dr Stephenson played truant after only one full week of classes in order to attend the combined fourth and fifth sessions of the preliminary conversations between our International Lutheran Council (ILC) and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity (PCPCU). This latest instalment of these ecumenical talks was held in Bleckmar, Lower Saxony, … Continue reading Living Church History in a German Village

Sermon: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 2018

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau for the divine service in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel in observance of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 21 September 2018. Jesus came for the sick in sin (Matthew 9:9-13) You don’t hear as much about Christians hosting “revival meetings” anymore these days. But the idea … Continue reading Sermon: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 2018

Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2018

The following sermon was preached by Dr Wilhelm Torgerson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on the occasion of Holy Cross Day, 14 September 2018. The Cross of Jesus and the Koran “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing but to us who are being … Continue reading Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2018

Faculty Call Process Begins

Concordia's Professor of Theology and Dean of Students, Rev. Esko Murto, has accepted a call to return to Finland and serve a congregation in Tampere. In view of his departure at the end of the current academic year (2018-19), the seminary is beginning the call process to seek his replacement. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. … Continue reading Faculty Call Process Begins