Public Lecture on the Lutheran Church in Scandinavia

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Coming up this Sunday, January 21, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, continues the Public Lecture Series with a presentation by Dr. Timo Laato, professor of New Testament Exegesis at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Laato is a CTSFW Symposia Series speaker and will remain on campus afterwards to teach a graduate course. His public lecture topic is on “The Current State of Lutheran Churches in Scandinavian Countries.” This presentation, though open at no cost to the...

Learning and Serving Through the D.Min. Program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Improvements to the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Program at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, continue to bear fruit. The change to a hybrid format of online learning and traditional classroom teaching led to eight pastors earning the degree in 2017, which is more than in any year in recent memory. “Students are able to work effectively on their coursework with minimal interruption to their ministry commitments,” explained the Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien, director of the D.Min. Program. “Having...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—January 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time. Kantorei Epiphany Tour 2018 The Seminary Kantorei will present music of the Christmas and Epiphany seasons during their 2018 tour, on January 3–7 and 14. The 14-voice choir, led by Kantor Kevin J. Hildebrand, will follow the schedule below. For more...

President Rast Receives Honorary Doctorate and Shares Message of Encouragement at CUC

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— On Saturday, December 9, Concordia University Chicago (CUC) awarded the Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., president of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, a Doctor of Letters honoris causa during their fall commencement ceremony. CUC President Dr. Daniel L. Gard, a former CTSFW faculty member and CTSFW alum (1984), was gratified to bestow this honor. “Concordia University Chicago is both proud of our distinguished alumnus and thankful for all that the Lord has done through him.” Rast, who received...

Prof. Jeffrey Pulse Earns Ph.D.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse, associate professor of Exegetical Theology, at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), has completed his doctoral work at Durham University, England. His area of concentration for his Ph.D. studies was Concepts of the Afterlife in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism, writing his dissertation on “Joseph: a Death and Resurrection Figure In the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism.” “The whole faculty rejoices with Dr. Pulse in this achievement,” stated Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, professor...

English District President Welcomes Home a Familiar Candidate

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— On November 28, Alexander W. Sabol, a fourth-year seminarian from Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, received his call to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lakeview, Michigan (English District) and Hope Lutheran Church in Stanton, Michigan (Michigan District). The Rev. Dr. Jamison J. Hardy, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s English District, through which the call officially came, was on hand to congratulate Sabol. The two share a prior connection as Sabol was in Hardy’s very first confirmation class. During...

Your Support Makes Giving Tuesday at CTSFW a Success

Thank you to everyone who shared our posts, prayed for our students and donated on Giving Tuesday! Contributions totaled nearly $10,000 before matching funds. Of that total, $5,970 was gifted as one-time donations, with another $3,360 to accrue over a year of monthly donations. This money will impact our students – your future servants – in any unforeseen circumstances and in every type of emergency situation. Thank you! Those who signed up for monthly donations will receive an e-newsletter toward the end of each...

Serving Future Servants on Giving Tuesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— One week from today, on November 28, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will participate in the National Day of Giving, which always falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Commonly referred to as Giving Tuesday, the one-day event begins the charitable season for many non-profits. This year will mark CTSFW’s second as a participant, this time around the theme “Serving Future Servants.” While the majority of pastoral and diakonal students at CTSFW already have most of their tuition covered by...

Symposia Series on the Communion of Saints and Morality

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— From January 16–19, 2018, the annual Symposia Series will take place at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. The 33rd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology, January 16 and 17, will present on topics related to “The Communion of Saints: Called Into Fellowship.” Immediately following, January 17–19, the 41st Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions will focus on “Confessional Lutheran Confessions on the Moral Life.” Attendees can expect such presentations as “The Mystery of the Communion of Saints” and “Incarnational-Christological Definitions...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—December 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time. On November 28, CTSFW will participate in Giving Tuesday, an online donation event that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Built on the theme “Serving Future Servants,” CTSFW will create an emergency care fund for students. Operating under the Student...