Sermon for St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on the occasion of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 21 September 2020. Eat the scroll (Ezekiel 2:8-3:11) Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Brothers: Eat the … Continue reading Sermon for St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Mrs Valerie Kramer Enters Heavenly Rest

We recently received the news that Mrs Valerie Kramer, dear wife of Dr Howard Kramer, died and was received by her Lord into her heavenly rest on 3 September 2020. She was given Christian burial on 8 September at Trinity Lutheran Church, Norman, OK. She was 94 years old. Dr Howard Kramer was president of … Continue reading Mrs Valerie Kramer Enters Heavenly Rest

Opening Service 2020 YouTube Link

If you would like to view the seminary's opening service, a recording of the live stream is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POKOSxdybvI More news and photos to follow.

Opening Service 2020

The opening service for the 45th academic year at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary will take place on Sunday, 13 September, at 4:00 p.m. In order to increase seating capacity under current restrictions, the service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Linwell Rd, St. Catharines. Seating will still be limited, and so we ask … Continue reading Opening Service 2020

Sasse’s 125th Celebrated

CLTS professors contribute to a newly released volume of essays on Hermann Sasse. Hermann Sasse was perhaps the most significant confessional Lutheran theologian and ecumenist of the 20th century. A leading figure in the early history of the Faith and Order movement in the World Council of Churches, he also struggled to maintain the confessional … Continue reading Sasse’s 125th Celebrated

Seminary Guild Summer Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild's summer newsletter has been released. While normally the Guild sends it out in bulk to congregations, they have chosen to rely primarily on electronic circulation for this brief summer edition. You can download it now and read it here. Guild contact persons are being asked to circulate it to their members. Paper … Continue reading Seminary Guild Summer Newsletter Released

CLTS Profs Honoured for Articles in the Canadian Lutheran

Two CLTS professors, Dr Harold Ristau and Dr John Stephenson, were honoured to receive awards from The Canadian Christian Communicators Association's 2020 ceremony. Their articles in the Canadian Lutheran last year were recognised. Awards also went to Rev. Ted Giese (who taught a short-term course at CLTS last January) and editor Mathew Block, whose work … Continue reading CLTS Profs Honoured for Articles in the Canadian Lutheran

Spring Newsletter 2020

The latest news from Concordia is included in our Spring Newsletter. We are particularly pleased to highlight our vicar and pastoral candidate, who were placed at our call service in May. You can read the newsletter online here. Please remember to support our mission this summer as we prepare to receive a bumper crop of … Continue reading Spring Newsletter 2020

New Volume of Lutheran Theological Review Released

The latest issue of Lutheran Theological Review (vol. 31) has been released. Lutheran Theological Review is an annual journal published by the two seminary faculties of Lutheran Church–Canada. It provides a forum for our professors and pastors to publish their research, and for the seminaries to provide resources and to stimulate the minds of our … Continue reading New Volume of Lutheran Theological Review Released

Faculty Opinion – Facts and Faith: What we know to be true in the face of a pandemic

The seminary faculty have been consulted regularly by LCC pastors seeking advice on how to balance concerns about public health with the need to provide spiritual care. As most jurisdictions in Canada are allowing churches to gather again for public worship, it is important to think theologically about how to comply with health directives without … Continue reading Faculty Opinion – Facts and Faith: What we know to be true in the face of a pandemic