Continuing Education 2014

Locations

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Albuquerque, N.M.

July 28–August 1, 2014
Making Sense of a Pluralistic World:
A Tour of Worldviews in America 

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Dr. Adam S. Francisco
Concordia University
Irvine, Calif.
Brochure
A worldview is a network of our most basic beliefs about the world and life within it. Observing and analyzing the dominant motifs of the most pervasive worldviews in America not only help Christians make sense of why people think and act as they do, but also provides some of the necessary equipment for interaction with those who do not share basic Christian convictions and beliefs. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material. 

Coordinator:
Rev. Warren Graff
505-823-9100
wwgraff@gmail.com

Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
7550 Eubank Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Austin, Texas

June 10–12, 2014
Heresies Old and New: How Ancient False Teachings Re-Surface in 21st Century Christianity and Other Religions

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Prof. James G. Bushur
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
This course offers an opportunity to study ancient heresies that challenged the early church to articulate her confession of Christ with greater clarity. By understanding the essential character of these heresies and the theological response of orthodox Christians, this course seeks to help pastors and their congregations recognize the theological challenges that confront the orthodox confession of the faith in contemporary culture. This course gives special attention to the Apostles’ Creed and the challenge of Gnosticism as well as the Nicene Creed and the challenges of Arianism, Eunomianism, Nestorianism and Monotheletism. Thus, this course seeks to reconnect the church to her creedal foundations so that she is prepared to confess her faith effectively in the 21st century. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material. 

Coordinator:
Rev. Sherman Stenson
512-472-8301 ext 108
sherman.stenson@stpaulaustin.org

Location:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
3501 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cedar Falls, Iowa

August 18–22, 2014
Participation in God's Holiness in the Divine Service According to Leviticus

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Dr. John W. Kleinig
Brochure
God instituted the divine service for the Israelites so that by their participation in it they could have access to Him and His blessings here on earth. This course will use the much neglected book of Leviticus to discover how God shared His life-giving holiness with them and to show how this foreshadows our participation in Christ’s holiness by our involvement in the divine service of the church. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a more complete course description, as well as a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinators:
Rev. Matthew Versemann
319-352-2314
pastorversemann@msn.com
and
Rev. John Wegener
319-427-3098
prwegener@cfu.net

Location:
College Hill Lutheran Church
2322 Olive Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Council Bluffs, Iowa

August 11–15, 2014
Confronting Confusion About the End-Times

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Dr. Charles A Gieschen
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
This class will study how Paul addresses confusion about the end-times in his letters to the Thessalonians. Topics such as the “intermediate state,” Antichrist, the return of Christ, the wrath of God, judgment, rapture, resurrection and vocation will be addressed through a study of these two letters that exhibit Paul’s pastoral care for a congregation confused about eschatology. (3.0 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material. 

Coordinator:
Rev. Ray Smith
405-820-5256
dropset54@hotmail.com

Location:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
239 Frank St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-4545

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Flathead Lake, Mont.

August 4–8, 2014
Jesus in Jerusalem and Beyond: Studies in Matthew 21-28

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Prof. Jeffrey A. Gibbs
Concordia Seminary
Saint Louis, Mo.

Brochure

“Hosanna to the Son of David”—with these words, the crowds unwittingly hail Jesus as Israel’s true King. The irony of the crowds’ unthinking cry leads to the eruption of conflict as Jesus confronts Israel’s religious leaders and with unparalleled authority teaches God’s truth and promises judgment upon an apostate nation. Yet, this same Jesus preserves and extends the saving irony of God’s plan in His obedient passion under the Father’s wrath…only to rise in victory and promise. In this continuing education seminar, we will focus on Matthew 21–28, as the holy evangelist narrates the key events that lead to the climax of the Lord’s present work in bringing the reign of God. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. George Putnam
503-842-7740
gputnam38@gmail.com

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Camp
On the shores of Flathead Lake, near Bigfork, Montana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fort Wayne, Ind.

July 9–11, 2014
Apologetics for the 21st Century

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Dr. Adam S. Francisco
Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.
Brochure

Scripture enjoins us always to be prepared to make a defense when non-Christians ask us why we believe what we believe and, sometimes, why they, too, should consider Christian belief. This course is an introduction to this particular aspect of the apologetic task. It covers the historical Christian apologetic tradition, assesses the various methods employed by apologists and especially focuses on the various charges made against and challenges posed to Christian belief today. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a more complete course description, as well as a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Prof. Jeffrey Pulse
Assistant Kara Mertz
CE@ctsfw.edu
260-452-2103

Location:
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Lodging:
To reserve lodging in the Visitor Dorms please call 260-452-2105.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Grand Rapids, Mich.

June 9–13, 2014
The Gospel of Mark:
The Mystery of Jesus

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Dr. Peter J. Scaer
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
The Gospel of Mark is perhaps the most intriguing and mysterious of the Gospels. Again and again, Jesus, like a roaring lion, confounds our expectations. More than any Gospel, Mark emphasizes a theology of the cross, in which Jesus’ true nature is known only in His suffering. We will also show how Mark has a profound understanding of the Sacraments, which flow from Jesus Himself. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a more complete course description, as well as a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. North Sherrill
616-581-8353
north.sherrill@att.net

Location:
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2900 Burton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

August 4–6, 2014
Luther’s Catechetical Instruction According to His Lectures on Genesis

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Dr. Naomichi Masaki
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
Dr. Luther lectured on Genesis between 1535–1545 that took him to the end of his life. By that time Luther had battled against both the Medieval Roman Catholics as well as the enthusiasts. Since his audience was students who would soon be pastors, we hear some of Luther’s best that also speak evangelically to today’s pastors. In this course, we will seek to see what help there is from Dr. Luther for our confession of Jesus and for our ongoing catechesis of His people. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Luke Zimmerman
717-636-1545
revzimmerman@gmail.com

Location:

Calvary Lutheran Church
208 Woods Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rogue River, Oregon

August 4–6, 2014
Toward a Pastoral Theology of Suffering: Responding to the Why Questions

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure

Theodicy has occupied theologians and pastors for a long time. What can we say in the face of suffering in the light of the cross? What are the resources available for preaching and pastoral care? This course will engage these and other questions which pastors and laity no doubt encounter. (1.5 CEU)

 

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Evan C. Goeglein
541-582-0457
Pastor@faithrogueriver.org

Location:
Faith Lutheran Church
8582 Rogue River Highway
Rogue River, OR 97537

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

St. Cloud, Minn.

June 16–18, 2014
Luther on the Lord's Supper

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Dr. Naomichi Masaki
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
“Let the sacrament remain whole.” Such was the evangelical understanding of Dr. Luther on the Lord’s Supper. This course will attempt to hear Dr. Luther’s clear and pure confession of the Lord’s Supper out of his writings, lectures, sermons, liturgies and catechisms. We will learn to confess with Dr. Luther the abounding wholeness of the Lord’s Supper as His precious gift and our treasure. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Blake A. Rickbeil
PO Box 296
Bertha, MN 56437
218-924-4050
n0wsh@juno.com

Location:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
2719 3rd St. N
St. Cloud, MN 55603

Lodging:
Mention “Continuing Education for CTSFW” at the Days Inn in St. Cloud, 320-253-4444 (70 37th Ave. S) for the discounted price. Two double beds: $59.96. One single bed: $43.96. Includes complimentary breakfast.