CTSFW Kantorei Heads West for Lenten Tour

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—This year the Kantorei, a men’s choir of pastoral students studying at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will travel through three western states for their annual Lenten Tour. These evening prayer services will provide an opportunity for local congregations and church members to not only listen to the Kantorei, but to worship alongside, singing congregational hymns and canticles. The tour is seasonally-focused, created around the 40 solemn days of Lent. Kantor Kevin Hildebrand directs the choir, while Associate Kantor Matthew...... Read More >>

Summer Retreats for Theologically-Engaged High School Students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Every summer, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, offers two theological conferences for high school students: Christ Academy High School for men, June 17–30, and Phoebe Academy High School for women, June 17–24. “It’s a wonderful experience for your child,” said Phoebe Academy mom, Pamela Buhler. “Not only with their walk, but also in their knowledge of how they can serve the Lord for the rest of their life.” As a long-time attendee and proctor at Christ Academy High School, first...... Read More >>

Prayerfully Consider Visit Can Begin a Path to the Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, biannual Prayerfully Consider Visit is set for March 14–17. For men and women considering a future in pastoral or diakonal service, whether they’re still in college or considering Church work as a second career, the Prayerfully Consider Visit is a chance to find out what it is like to be a student at CTSFW. Attendees live in the dorms, eat in the dining hall, attend classes, worship in Kramer Chapel, explore the campus and...... Read More >>

Confirmation Retreat at CTSFW Explores Importance of Apostle’s Creed

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—February 16–18 marks this spring’s Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. Designed to complement the ongoing instruction that confirmands receive from their pastor, the retreat will cover the topic “We Believe: Why the Creed Matters Today.” Both students and chaperones will have the chance to study the Creed, gaining a stronger understanding of how this biblical and historical confession grounds Christians in a postmodern world in absolute truth told absolutely in God’s own words. Rev. Matthew...... Read More >>

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...... Read More >>

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—February 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. Music Events Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 p.m. Symposia Choral Vespers Seminary Schola Cantorum Open to the public in Kramer Chapel and livestreamed at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW. Thursday, January 18, 5:00 p.m. Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital Rev. Timothy Frank Though open...... Read More >>

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...... Read More >>

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...... Read 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...... Read More >>

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...... Read More >>