Continuing Education 2015

Locations

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Detailed site information and online registration will become available for each site as information is finalized.

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

July 27–31, 2015
Hermann Sasse as Pastoral Theologian

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
Hermann Sasse (1895-1976) was perhaps the most important confessional Lutheran theologian of the 20th century. This course will engage his writings on pastoral issues such as closed communion, the office of the ministry, liturgy, church fellowship and women’s ordination. Pastors will read and discuss key essays from The Lonely Way – Vol. II. (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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cedar Falls, Iowa

July 13–15, 2015
Isaiah 1-39

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Dr. R. Reed Lessing
Brochure
Located on the front of the historic Trinity Church in Boston are the sculptures of six men. At the center are the four Gospel writers who are flanked on the right by St. Paul and on the left by Isaiah. Isaiah’s presence in this distinguished “cloud of witnesses” speaks volumes about his importance. This class will look at the prophet’s first 39 chapters with a special eye towards preaching and teaching from these texts. (1.5 CEU)

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

Coordinators:
Pastor Versemann
319-352-2314
pastorversemann@msn.com
and
Rev. John Wegener
319-266-1274
prwegener@cfu.net

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Council Bluffs, Iowa

August 10–14, 2015
The Preexistence of the Son:
The Rest of the Story of Jesus

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Dr. Charles A Gieschen
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
The Old Testament traditions about the Angel of YHWH, the Name of YHWH, the Glory of YHWH and the Word of YHWH will be studied as the basis for early expressions of the divine identity of Jesus Christ within the eternal mystery of YHWH. Select portions of the Gospels, the Pauline Epistles, the Epistle to the Hebrews, and Revelation will be examined in order to encourage pastoral teaching and preaching of preexistent Christology. (3.0 CEU)

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

Coordinator:
Rev. Ray Smith
712-322-4729
dropset54@hotmail.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Denver, Colorado

August 17–21, 2015
Hebrews as a Liturgical Sermon

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Dr. John W. Kleinig

Brochure

The letter to the Hebrews is a written sermon, a word of encouragement to a dispirited congregation that shows its members how they have access to God’s gracious heavenly presence in the divine service through Jesus their great high priest. There they listen in on the conversation between God and His Son. There Jesus not only brings God’s word and His good gifts to them but also brings them and their offerings to God. By His blood He cleanses their conscience from all impurity for participation with the angels in the heavenly liturgy and sanctifies by their participation in it. This unit explores the rich liturgical teaching of this sermon. (3 CEU)

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

Coordinator:
Rev. Adrian Sherrill
303-548-1495
pastorsherrill@go2trinity.com

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Church
4225 W. Yale Ave.
Denver, CO 80219-5710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Flathead Lake, Montana - Closed due to full capacity

August 3–7, 2015
The Gospel of John: A Sacramental Catechesis

Dr. William C. Weinrich
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Brochure

Although the Gospel of John is frequently interpreted to be without sacramental meaning or reference, the manner in which the story of Jesus is told reveals a pervasive christological, sacramental and ecclesial perspective. The narrative about Jesus is a narrative about the life of the church grounded in and instantiated in Baptism and the Eucharist. Thus, the story of Jesus is descriptive of the Way, that is, of the manner of life begun and sustained through the sacraments of the church; it is descriptive of the Truth, that is, of the reality of grace and faith established in the sacraments of the church; it is descriptive of the Life, that is, of the life of God which in Jesus has become the life of man. (3 CEU)

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

Coordinator:
Rev. Michael Warmbier
503-522-2611
mwarmbier@cu-portland.edu

Location:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Grass Valley, California

August 10–14, 2015
Christianity in Conflict:
Second Century Faith as Model
for the 21st Century Church 

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Dr. James G. Bushur
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
This course will consider the acts of early Christian martyrs and the theology of the second century, including Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, the martyrs of Lyons, Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas, Irenaeus of Lyons and others. Special emphasis will be placed on their relevance for today. As our contemporary American culture progresses toward a pagan worldview, questions of Christian identity become of paramount importance. In this study, we will have the opportunity to consider these questions and benefit from the wisdom of our early Christian fathers as they preached the Gospel in a hostile environment. (3 CEU)

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

Coordinator:
Rev. Kent Schaaf
530-273-7043
pastor.schaaf@gmail.com

Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1979 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

August 3–5, 2015
Toward a Pastoral Theology of Suffering:
Responding to the Why Questions

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
Theodicy has occupied theologians and pastors for 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. Luke Zimmerman
717-636-1545
revzimmerman@gmail.com

Location:

Calvary Lutheran Church
208 Woods Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rogue River, Oregon

July 20–22, 2015
Are Today's Ears Hearing the Timeless Message?:
Communicating Law and Gospel in Today's Culture

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Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure

A discussion of how today’s preacher can speak Law and Gospel effectively to hearers who may well be different from yesterday’s. Begins with a survey of how preachers of the past have responded to changing audiences, considers which elements of preaching and hearing never change and then offers very practical criteria for responding to today’s scene. (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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Shawano, Wisconsin

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July 6–8, 2015
Formula of Concord in the Life of the Church

Dr. Naomichi Masaki
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
The Book of Concord is central to the life of our church, but it is often found underused or even misused. In this course, we will focus our attention on the Formula of Concord. Amazingly contemporary and invaluable, the Formula will be found as practical a handbook as the Small Catechism. This rich confession of the Gospel is open for anyone, pastors and the people of God. (1.5 CEU)

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

Coordinator:
Rev. Travis Kleinschmidt
715-524-4347
trkleinschmidt@gmail.com

Location:
St. Jakobi Lutheran Church
N6386 E. Hazel Dr.
Shawano, WI 54166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Twin Cities/West Metro Area, Minnesota

July 20-22, 2015
Understanding Islam

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Dr. Adam S. Francisco
Concordia University
Irvine, California
Brochure
Since the turn of the century information on Islam has become widely available and accessible. Yet, public discourse on Islam remains uninformed and at times misleading. This course examines the key historical events and theological motifs that have shaped the contemporary Muslim world. The life of Muhammad, composition and content of the Qur’ān, rise and fall of Muslim empires and 20th century Islamic resurgence are all covered in order to provide students with a broad yet precise understanding of Islam. (1.5 CEU)

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

Coordinator:
Dr. Lucas Woodford
952-657-2566
lucas.woodford@gmail.com

Location:
Zion Lutheran Church
209 Bluejay Ave.
Mayer, MN 55360