Guild Day Cancellation: Update

The spring Guild Day gathering at Concordia, planned for Saturday, 14 April 2018, was cancelled because of the severe ice storm that affected most of southern Ontario. The Guild Executive have now met to consider possible dates for rescheduling. Unfortunately, it appears that every Saturday between now and Call Day in May has conflicts that … Continue reading Guild Day Cancellation: Update

Call Service 2018

The seminary's annual Call Service will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 140 Russel Ave, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 26 May 2018, 4.00pm. We heartily invite members of LCC, and especially friends and family of the students and award recipients, to attend this festive event. Second-year student Vishal Paul will receive his assignment to serve … Continue reading Call Service 2018

Guild Day Cancelled Due to Impending Ice Storm

With the impending ice storm set to make travel extremely dangerous, we have decided to cancel Guild Day tomorrow, 14 April. Brock University has also announced cancellation of exams and on campus events. Please stay home and stay safe. We will be attempting to contact all registrants by phone, but please pass on the message … Continue reading Guild Day Cancelled Due to Impending Ice Storm

Sermon: Palm Sunday, the Annunciation, and Bach

The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Winger at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Bergholz, NY, for a Bach Vespers on Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018. Bach's cantata 182, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen ("Heaven's King, Be Welcome!"), performed in the service, was originally composed for Sunday, 25 March 1714, when the two liturgical occasions also coincided. (The … Continue reading Sermon: Palm Sunday, the Annunciation, and Bach

Support Us in Lent 2018

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 Joshua Langill introduces himself and his family. Dr Harold Ristau encourages us to think about the seminary as part of our Christian family. He writes: We have … Continue reading Support Us in Lent 2018

Sermon: St Joseph 2018

The following sermon was preached by Dr John Stephenson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on the Festival of St Joseph, 19 March 2018. A body wound needs ointment; a disease of the heart cries out for medicine. Simply by being himself, St Joseph embodies the remedy for one of the … Continue reading Sermon: St Joseph 2018

Seminary Guild Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild's February newsletter has been sent out in bulk to congregations. But you can download it now and read it here. The newsletter includes reports on Guild events and projects, and a letter from the spiritual adviser. A registration form for the 14 April 2018 Guild Day is included. Please register by 4 … Continue reading Seminary Guild Newsletter Released

Josh Brahm’s task: “To help pro-lifers to be less weird”

Josh Brahm from Charlotte, North Carolina, works for the Equal Rights Institute and sees his job to be to "help pro-lifers be less weird". This means connecting with people who think differently, and engaging in a dialogue where the other person can feel emotionally safe. It's not only about trying to appear nice, or avoiding … Continue reading Josh Brahm’s task: “To help pro-lifers to be less weird”

Josh Brahm from pro-life Equal Rights Institute to talk at CLTS 22 February

We here at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary are happy, excited, a bit proud, and feeling generally lucky, to have Josh Brahm, president of Equal Rights Institute address the seminary community on 22 February from 12:30 to 1:30. According to their website, "Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate … Continue reading Josh Brahm from pro-life Equal Rights Institute to talk at CLTS 22 February

Dr Winger Interviewed on CPH’s “Prelude to Postlude” Blog

Seminary President Dr Thomas Winger was recently interviewed by CPH senior music editor Peter Reske about his new book, Lutheranism 101: Worship. He discusses the role of the hymnal in the church's public worship and home devotions. Read more »