CTSFW to Offer Ph.D. in Theological Studies Beginning Fall 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— For the past two years, planning has been underway to expand the doctoral programs offered at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. In response to decades of national and international requests for additional doctoral offerings at CTSFW, the Seminary is on track to add a Ph.D. in Theological Studies Program beginning with the 2018-19 academic year. “We have long been respected internationally for our Biblical and Confessional Lutheran studies,” noted Academic Dean Dr. Charles A. Gieschen. “Now we are ready...... Read More >>

Upcoming Music Events at CTSFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Much like the Lutheran church itself, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, has a rich history of music. The Seminary holds music events in Kramer Chapel throughout the year, which are open to the public for either worship, enjoyment or both. There are six opportunities coming up through the end of the year.   Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. Reformation Anniversary Vespers with the Concordia Lutheran High School Chamber Choir, Seminary Kantorei and Seminary Schola Cantorum. Sunday, November 5...... Read More >>

Advent Preaching Workshop on Prayer, Meditation and Trial

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— “Take care,” Dr. Martin Luther wrote in his preface to the Wittenberg Edition of Luther’s German Writings, “that you do not grow weary or think that you have done enough when you have read, heard, and spoken once or twice, and that you then have complete understanding. You will never be a particularly good theologian if you do that.” The study of Scripture, according to Luther, requires prayer, meditation and trial, and thus he named his method of...... Read More >>

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—November 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. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, CTSFW has collected a number of resources and events to help you learn more and celebrate with us. Go to www.ctsfw.edu/Reformation-500 to find lectures from our recent CTSFW Reformation Lecture Series, articles,...... Read More >>

Barronelle Stutzman Visited Campus to Share Her Story

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— On Friday, October 6, 2017, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, invited Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington florist sued after she refused to design floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding, to hold a talk in one of the classrooms on campus. Though her case is ongoing, Barronelle has chosen to travel the country so she can tell the story of courage, faith in action and God’s grace in all things.... Read More >>

Singing the Faith at CTSFW Good Shepherd Institute Conference Begins November 5

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Throughout history God’s people have sung His praises, making a joyful noise to the Lord. In celebration of 500 years as the “Singing Church,” from November 5–7, the Good Shepherd Institute of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will hold a conference here on campus about “Singing the Faith—Past, Present and Future.” In the words of Martin Luther, who often referred to music as the greatest of treasures: “I would gladly see all the arts, especially music, in the service...... Read More >>

CTSFW Campus Visit for College Students Interested in Becoming a Pastor or Deaconess

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— For those undergraduates who are considering training in either pastoral ministry or diakonal service, Christ Academy College (for men) and Phoebe Academy College (for women) offer a firsthand experience of how Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, forms its students in accord with a confessional Lutheran identity. The four-day event, taking place November 2–5, immerses young men and women in the classes, worship and day-to-day life which shapes pastors faithful to the Holy Scriptures and deaconesses who are equipped to...... Read More >>

Luther Hostel at CTSFW Focuses on the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— This year at Luther Hostel Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty will present on “Christ for Us: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.” Over three days, from November 1–3, participants will meet together to hear such presentations as “Christ for Us? Wrestling with Luther’s Notion of the Hidden God,” “The Separation of Church and State Is Not What Luther Meant” and “Afterthoughts on the Year of Luther’s Commemoration.” In addition to 12 sessions on these and other topics,...... Read More >>

Visit CTSFW to Prayerfully Consider a Future in Pastoral or Diakonal Service

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Are you or anyone you know thinking seriously about becoming a pastor or deaconess? Beginning on Thursday morning, October 12, and ending at noon on Saturday, October 14, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is hosting a Prayerfully Consider Visit for men and women considering a future in pastoral or diakonal ministry. Both college students and second-career candidates are welcome to this free, three-day event. Room and board in the dorms and dining hall are included as a part of...... Read More >>

LCMS President Harrison preacher for 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at CTSFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— “Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.” So begins the 95 Theses, nailed...... Read More >>