CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Continuing Education

2019 Season

For a complete list of sites and topics for 2019, please check out the flyer for continuing education opportunities!
Complete information and online registration for individual sites will be available as it is finalized.

2019 Continuing Education Flyer

Contact Information

Kara J. Mertz
Administrative Assistant
Continuing Education

CE@ctsfw.edu
260.452.2103

Elberta, Alabama

Preaching Matthew

Dr. David P. Scaer
November 20–22, 2019

A detailed study in the First Gospel as instruction manual for the early Church will be presented. Attention is paid to the organization of the teaching materials into five discourses and the progression from one to the other in preparation of the catechumen to join himself to the church in Baptism and to meet Christ in the Eucharist. Also discussed is the Evangelist’s placement of the episodes from the life of Jesus between each of the discourses. Special consideration is given to the Lord’s Prayer and the relationship of the miraculous feedings to Christ’s offering Himself to the Church in Holy Communion. Along with isagogical materials, the role of Matthew in the fathers of the Church in the first centuries A.D. is discussed to show how Matthew is rightly understood as “The Church’s Gospel.” (1.5 CEU)

Carlyle, Illinois

Making Music for the Lord: The Role of Choral Music in the Divine Service According to Chronicles and the New Testament

Dr. John W. Kleinig
September 17–19, 2019

The use of instrumental music in the Divine Service has always been regarded with some suspicion because it was not authorized in the Pentateuch or in the New Testament. This course considers what Chronicles has to say about its divine institution, its liturgical function, and its theological significance and how this has influenced the New Testament and the use of choral music in the Lutheran Church. (CEU 1.5)

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Making Music for the Lord: The Role of Choral Music in the Divine Service According to Chronicles and the New Testament

Dr. John W. Kleinig
September 23–25, 2019

The use of instrumental music in the Divine Service has always been regarded with some suspicion because it was not authorized in the Pentateuch or in the New Testament. This course considers what Chronicles has to say about its divine institution, its liturgical function, and its theological significance and how this has influenced the New Testament and the use of choral music in the Lutheran Church. (CEU 1.5)

Le Mars, Iowa

The Role of the Old Testament in the Church Today

Dr. Dean O. Wenthe
September 16–18, 2019

How does the Old Testament guide the Church today? How can the laws and history of ancient Israel speak relevantly and authoritatively to the community of faith in the modern world? To answer these questions, it is crucial that the Old Testament be interpreted properly. Hermeneutics, the art and science of interpretation, becomes the key step in appropriating the Old Testament text. This course will survey the various efforts, both in academic circles and in parish setting, to formulate an adequate answer. It will seek to formulate a Lutheran and confessional perspective with a view to the actual use of the Old Testament in the preaching, teaching, and larger life of the parish. (1.5 CEU)

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