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Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Duane Peters in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel on Wednesday, 8 November 2017. The text is 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20. Wherever the Word of God is preached, inevitably there will be opposition. But adversity may bring thanksgiving and joy. The opposition St. Paul encountered in Macedonia resulted in thanksgiving … Continue reading Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20

All Saints’ Day 2017 (Sermon)

The following sermon was preached by Dr John Stephenson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel at the divine service celebrating All Saints' Day, 1 November 2017. Revelation 7:9-17; St Matthew 5:1-12 An aunt of mine shocked her siblings by going into hysterics in the moment her mother died, and they thought one of her brothers-in-law … Continue reading All Saints’ Day 2017 (Sermon)

Old Books Find New Home at Seminary Library

The Reformation Rare Book Room has officially opened at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines. The special room, built to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, houses the library’s oldest books, dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Lutheran Church–Canada President, Dr. Robert Bugbee, was on hand to cut the ribbon and … Continue reading Old Books Find New Home at Seminary Library

Reformation 500 Conference Opens the Fall Semester at CLTS

The fall semester at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary opened in the beginning of September with the traditional barbecue in Burgoyne Woods, followed by the faculty-student retreat in Niagara Falls a week later. This year CLTS was honoured to host an international guest at the opening retreat, when the bishop emeritus of our sister church in … Continue reading Reformation 500 Conference Opens the Fall Semester at CLTS

Reformation 500 Conference Audio: 5. Keller – 95 Theses as Ecumenical Document

From "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching", a conference in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (11 September 2017). Dr James Keller is Adjunct Professor at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, and Executive Director of Lutheran Bible Translators--Canada.

Reformation 500 Conference Audio: 4. Schöne – Liturgy as Confession of Faith

From "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching", a conference in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (11 September 2017). Dr Jobst Schoene is retired bishop of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK). Dr Michael Attridge of the University of St Michael's College in the University of Toronto responds. We apologise that after the 33rd minute the video disappears, but the audio is available through to the end of the lecture and response.

Reformation 500 Conference Audio: 3. Stephenson – The Reformation of Salvation

From "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching", a conference in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (11 September 2017). Dr John Stephenson is Professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines.

Reformation 500 Conference Audio: 2. Sidenvall – Understanding the Authority of Luther’s Preaching in an Anti-Authoritarian Culture

From "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching", a conference in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (11 September 2017). Rev. Fredrik Sidenvall is Headmaster of the Lutheran High School of Gothenburg (nL M Engströms Gymnasium), Sweden.

Reformation 500 Conference Audio: 1. Schöne – Luther without Fake News

From "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching", a conference in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (10 September 2017). Introduction by Dr Thomas Winger, Welcome by RC Bishop Gerard Bergie, and keynote lecture by Dr Jobst Schoene, retired bishop of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK).

Holy Cross Day 2017

The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Winger in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the Divine Service commemorating Holy Cross Day, 14 September 2017. John 12:20-33 Dear brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus Christ: Holy Cross Day is a somewhat peculiar interloper in this Reformation anniversary year. After all, Luther was pretty … Continue reading Holy Cross Day 2017