As we all keep saying to one another, who knew that we'd be doing this online again a year later! Vicarage is a very important step in a seminary student's formation towards the pastoral ministry—the opportunity to spend a whole year working in a congregation to put their theological education into practice. The annual vicars' … Continue reading Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2021
The Seminary Guild Executive has decided reluctantly again to cancel the normal spring Guild Day gathering, which had been scheduled for 17 April. But they have approved a list of projects to be put to the membership for approval. The seminary students, faculty, and staff remain so very thankful that the Guild continues to support … Continue reading Seminary Guild Spring Newsletter Released
Linda Lantz, the seminary's Administrative Assistant for a decade, was called to her eternal rest in November 2019. She was deeply affectionate and motherly to the students, even though she had four children of her own (and a pastor-husband) to care for. The Concordia Seminary Students Association considered how they could fitly memorialise her role … Continue reading Students Remember Linda Lantz
In this year's Lenten Letter, Dr Thomas Korcok introduces the unique story of an extraordinary student who fled persecution for his Christian faith. The student, whose identity is concealed for his own protection, deeply desires to spread the hope that the Christian faith has given him. He writes: What do I hope to do with … Continue reading Blessed Lent 2021
The Martin Luther Chapel of CLTS is lit by just one window: a tall, thin stained glass window installed in 1989 as a project supported by the Seminary Guild. The window depicts the six chief parts of the catechism. In winter, when the sun is low on the horizon and the sky is clear, the … Continue reading Stained Glass Light Show
Rev. Dr. Thomas Korcok joins The Wittenberg Hour to discuss Lutheran education on the occasion of National Lutheran Schools Week 2021. What is the purpose of a Lutheran school? Why must we “have and maintain” Lutheran schools? Why might we say that Lutheran schools teach children how to live well, but also how to die well?
This sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the Festival of St Titus, Pastor and Confessor, 26 January 2021. Occasionally unbelievers ask pastors what they do for a living. I have always found it hard to respond to that question. Convincing them as to why it’s important is … Continue reading Sermon: St Titus, Pastor and Confessor, 2021
We have posted an updated version of the Liturgical Calendar for 2020-21. The first version accidentally omitted Transfiguration (with its white colour) on 14 February. Our thanks to a sharp-eyed user who informed us of the mistake! We are always happy to receive such help. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Winger for the first morning chapel service of the winter semester, 18 January 2021, in the seminary's Martin Luther chapel in celebration of the Festival of St Peter. The text is Mk 8:27–9:1. Dear brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus Christ: If I were into dramatics, … Continue reading Sermon: The Confession of St Peter 2021
Rev. Kurt E. Reinhardt (CLTS MDiv 1999), serving Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kurtsville, Ontario, is one of the most prolific and profound poets in contemporary English-speaking Lutheranism. His first volume of poems, from the years 1995-2008, was published by Redeemer Press, Ft. Wayne, IN, as My Light and My Salvation. One from that set, "Baptismal … Continue reading New Volume of Poems by Rev. Kurt Reinhardt