CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Speakers

Andrew T. Abernethy

Dr. Abernethy is associate professor of Old Testament Studies at Wheaton College, where he has served since 2014. He is also the coordinator of the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton. His primary research area is the book of Isaiah.
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James G. Bushur

Dr. Bushur joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in the fall of 2006, specializing in patristics. In May 2017 he was named The Carl and Erna Weinrich Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Church Studies. He also serves as director of Deaconess Formation at CTSFW.
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Albert B. Collver III

Dr. Collver is serving as the director of church relations-assistant to Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Prior to joining the president’s staff in September 2010, Collver was the executive pastoral assistant for LCMS World Relief and Human Care, the disaster relief and mercy ministry of the Synod, for four years.
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Gifford A. Grobien

Dr. Gifford Grobien joined the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2012 as assistant professor of Systematic Theology and director of the D.Min. Program. His research interests include the relationship between soteriology, worship and ethics, virtue, the natural law, the proper distinction between Law and Gospel, theological anthropology and some topics in sacramental and liturgical studies.
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Arthur A. Just Jr.

Dr. Just has been on the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, since 1984. He is professor and chairman of Exegetical Theology and director of Spanish Language Church Worker Formation. He teaches New Testament, liturgics, homiletics, catechetics and pastoral theology.
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Timo Laato

Dr. Laato has served on the faculty at the Lutheran School of Theology, Gothenburg, Sweden, since 1999. He lectures in New Testament exegetics, hermeneutics, pastoral theology and systematic theology.
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Walter A. Maier III

Dr. Walter A. Maier III joined the Exegetical Department of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, in November 1989, and specializes in Hebrew and Old Testament studies. His doctoral dissertation on Asherah, a Canaanite goddess, was published in 1986 in the Harvard Semitic Monographs series.
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Benjamin T. G. Mayes

Dr. Mayes joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 2016. He serves as assistant professor of Historical Theology. He is also assistant editor of Concordia Theological Qaurterly, the theological journal of CTSFW.
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Gilbert C. Meilaender

Dr. Meilaender is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University and the Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. He taught at the University of Virginia (1975-78), at Oberlin College (1978-96), and at Valparaiso University (1996-2014), where he held the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics. He holds the M.Div. (1972) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the Ph.D. (1976) from Princeton University.

Meilaender is the author of many books and articles in the field of Christian ethics. Among his books are:
Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics;
Bioethics: A Primer for Christians;
The Way that Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life;
Should We Live Forever?: The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging;
Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption;
Working: Its Meaning and Its Limits (an edited volume of readings).
He is co-editor (with William Werpehowski) of the Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics, as an associate editor of Religious Studies Review, as a consultant editor of Studies in Christian Ethics and as an associate editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics.

He is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2002 to 2009.

John G. Nordling

Dr. Nordling joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 2006 and serves as professor of Exegetical Theology. He developed Lutheranism & the Classics, a biennial conference wherein pastors, classicists and educators consider how the classical languages have influenced Lutheranism in the past, and how Greek and Latin are poised to enrich Church, academy and culture in the future.
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David P. Scaer

Dr. David Scaer is a professor and chairman of Systematic Theology and New Testament and The David P. Scaer Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. At the Seminary since 1966, he has served as the organizer of the annual Concordia Theological Seminary Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions since 1978.
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Peter J. Scaer

Dr. Peter Scaer joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Exegetical Department in 2000. His passions include the Gospel of Mark, highlighting the sacramental ministry of Jesus. He loves to show how the life and teachings of Christ anticipates and forms the life of the Church.
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Chaplain (Colonel) Jonathan E. Shaw

Jonathan E. Shaw is a U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel) currently assigned as Director of Operations, U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, Pentagon.

His military service began in 1974 in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, and includes the U.S. Army Reserves (1981-1988) and active component (1988-present). Ordained in 1984 as a clergyman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), he served LCMS parishes in Guadalajara, Mexico and Winchester, Virginia, before beginning full-time military service.

Previous military assignments include Command Chaplain, U.S. Army Europe (2015-2016); Professor of Ethics and Senior Chaplain, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (2012-2015); Command Chaplain and Faculty, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, KS (2010-2012. He has been deployed to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras, and served overseas assignments in South Korea and Germany.

Shaw’s education includes a B.A., Political Science, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1978; M. Div. and S.T.M., Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, 1984 and 2004; M.A., Ethics, Vanderbilt, 1999; CGSOC, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2003; MSS, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, 2010; and Doctor of Divinity, Concordia University, Irvine, California, 2015.

He has published over 40 articles in the areas of systematic theology, homiletics, liturgics, the free exercise of religion, the two kingdoms, religion in policy and strategy, moral reasoning, just war, and moral injury, and is a founding editor of the journal Gottesdienst (1990). His service includes LCMS Board for District and Congregational Services (1995-1998, 2001-2007; chairman, 2004-2007), and presentations at numerous professional academic, joint military, and church conferences. His awards include the Legion of Merit and the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces St. Martin of Tours medal.

Ryan M. Tietz

The Rev. Prof. Ryan Tietz joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, faculty in 2015, as assistant professor of Exegetical Theology. He is passionate about exploring and teaching the prophets, wisdom literature, Old Testament eschatology and Hebrew poetry.
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Dean O. Wenthe

Dr. Wenthe joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 1971, first at the Springfield, Illinois, campus, then in Fort Wayne when the Seminary relocated there in 1976. He is a professor of Exegetical Theology and president emeritus of the Seminary, having served as president from 1996–2011. Wenthe also serves as president of the Concordia University System for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
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