Continuing Education 2014

Locations

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Basehor, Kan.

June 9–11, 2014
Looking Again at (and Listening Again to) Our Preaching

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Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
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An opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work together to improve our preaching—as well as to unwind and enjoy time away in a pleasant setting. This workshop is for experienced pastors who are already competent in their preaching and confident enough to receive critique from the brethren. We’ll reinforce fundamentals, while also exploring some original ideas in sermon form, sermon delivery and Law and Gospel. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of course objectives and pre-class and claass assignments.

Coordinator:
Rev. Robert C. Weinkauf
pastor@risensaviorlcms.org

Location:
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
14700 Leavenworth Rd.
Basehor, KS, 66007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cedar Falls, Iowa

August 18–22, 2014
Participation in God's Holiness in the Divine Service According to Leviticus

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Dr. John W. Kleinig
Brochure
God instituted the divine service for the Israelites so that by their participation in it they could have access to Him and His blessings here on earth. This course will use the much neglected book of Leviticus to discover how God shared His life-giving holiness with them and to show how this foreshadows our participation in Christ’s holiness by our involvement in the divine service of the church. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a more complete course description, as well as a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinators:
Rev. Matthew Versemann
319-352-2314
pastorversemann@msn.com
and
Rev. John Wegener
319-427-3098
prwegener@cfu.net

Location:
College Hill Lutheran Church
2322 Olive Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cheyenne, Wyo.

June 30–July 3, 2014
Confessing Christ in Crisis: Lessons from Hermann Sasse

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure

Hermann Sasse (1895-1976) was one of the most fascinating Lutheran theologians of the 20th century. His life seemed to be lived from one crisis to another including the breakdown of liberalism in the early years of the 20th century, his collaboration with Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a confession against Nazism and his stirring critique of world Lutheranism drifting into ecumenical chaos. This class will examine Sasse’s response as a confessional and pastoral theologian to the critical events of his day with application to our own time. Special attention will be given to Sasse’s Letters to Lutheran pastors and his sermons. (3 CEU)

 

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Pastor Mark Maas
307-632-1241
mmaas@wyoming.com

Location:
King of Glory Lutheran Church
8806 Yellowstone Road
P.O. Box 2195
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Housing:

Please contact Pastor Maas for housing information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Flathead Lake, Mont.

August 4–8, 2014
Jesus in Jerusalem and Beyond: Studies in Matthew 21-28

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Prof. Jeffrey A. Gibbs
Concordia Seminary
Saint Louis, Mo.

Brochure

“Hosanna to the Son of David”—with these words, the crowds unwittingly hail Jesus as Israel’s true King. The irony of the crowds’ unthinking cry leads to the eruption of conflict as Jesus confronts Israel’s religious leaders and with unparalleled authority teaches God’s truth and promises judgment upon an apostate nation. Yet, this same Jesus preserves and extends the saving irony of God’s plan in His obedient passion under the Father’s wrath…only to rise in victory and promise. In this continuing education seminar, we will focus on Matthew 21–28, as the holy evangelist narrates the key events that lead to the climax of the Lord’s present work in bringing the reign of God. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. George Putnam
503-842-7740
gputnam38@gmail.com

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Camp
On the shores of Flathead Lake, near Bigfork, Montana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gallatin, Tenn.

June 9–11, 2014
C. F. W. Walther Today

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Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
C. F. W. Walther, a founding father of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its leading theologian in the first generation, had much to say about the topics of his day; but does he have anything to say to people today? This course seeks to answer this question by looking at Walther's ideas regarding topics that are still of interest in the contemporary church. These include topics like “What does it mean to be a Lutheran?” “Does Church fellowship still matter?” and “How should church and government interact?” (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. T. David McMinn III
931-303-2439
pastor@sothlutheran.org

Location:

Trinity Lutheran
720 Lock 4 Rd.
Gallatin, TN 37066

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Grand Rapids, Mich.

June 9–13, 2014
The Gospel of Mark:
The Mystery of Jesus

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Dr. Peter J. Scaer
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
The Gospel of Mark is perhaps the most intriguing and mysterious of the Gospels. Again and again, Jesus, like a roaring lion, confounds our expectations. More than any Gospel, Mark emphasizes a theology of the cross, in which Jesus’ true nature is known only in His suffering. We will also show how Mark has a profound understanding of the Sacraments, which flow from Jesus Himself. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a more complete course description, as well as a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. North Sherrill
616-581-8353
north.sherrill@att.net

Location:
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2900 Burton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

August 4–6, 2014
Luther’s Catechetical Instruction According to His Lectures on Genesis

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Dr. Naomichi Masaki
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
Dr. Luther lectured on Genesis between 1535–1545 that took him to the end of his life. By that time Luther had battled against both the Medieval Roman Catholics as well as the enthusiasts. Since his audience was students who would soon be pastors, we hear some of Luther’s best that also speak evangelically to today’s pastors. In this course, we will seek to see what help there is from Dr. Luther for our confession of Jesus and for our ongoing catechesis of His people. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Luke Zimmerman
717-636-1545
revzimmerman@gmail.com

Location:

Calvary Lutheran Church
208 Woods Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Plano, Texas

June 16–20, 2014
Hermann Sasse as Pastoral Theologian

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure

Hermann Sasse (1895-1976) was perhaps the most important confessional Lutheran theologian of the 20th century.  This course will engage his writings on pastoral issues such as closed communion, the office of the ministry, liturgy, church fellowship and women’s ordination.  Pastors will read and discuss key essays from The Lonely Way–Vol. 2.  (3 CEU)

 

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. James Woelmer
972-423-7447
jwoelmer@verizon.net

Location:
Faith Lutheran Church
1701 E. Park Boulevard
Plano, TX  75074

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rogue River, Oregon

August 4–6, 2014
Toward a Pastoral Theology of Suffering: Responding to the Why Questions

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure

Theodicy has occupied theologians and pastors for a long time. What can we say in the face of suffering in the light of the cross? What are the resources available for preaching and pastoral care? This course will engage these and other questions which pastors and laity no doubt encounter. (1.5 CEU)

 

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Evan C. Goeglein
541-582-0457
Pastor@faithrogueriver.org

Location:
Faith Lutheran Church
8582 Rogue River Highway
Rogue River, OR 97537

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

St. Cloud, Minn.

June 16–18, 2014
Luther on the Lord's Supper

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Dr. Naomichi Masaki
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
“Let the sacrament remain whole.” Such was the evangelical understanding of Dr. Luther on the Lord’s Supper. This course will attempt to hear Dr. Luther’s clear and pure confession of the Lord’s Supper out of his writings, lectures, sermons, liturgies and catechisms. We will learn to confess with Dr. Luther the abounding wholeness of the Lord’s Supper as His precious gift and our treasure. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Blake A. Rickbeil
PO Box 296
Bertha, MN 56437
218-924-4050
n0wsh@juno.com

Location:
Days Inn
70 37th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Lodging:
Mention “Continuing Education for CTSFW” at the Days Inn in St. Cloud, 320-253-4444 (70 37th Ave. S) for the discounted price. Two double beds: $59.96. One single bed: $43.96. Includes complimentary breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Seattle, Wash.

June 16–20, 2014
Apologetics for the 21st Century

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Dr. Adam S. Francisco
Concordia University
Irvine, Calif.
Brochure
Scripture enjoins us always to be prepared to make a defense when non-Christians ask us why we believe what we believe and, sometimes, why they, too, should consider Christian belief. This course is an introduction to this particular aspect of the apologetic task. It covers the historical Christian apologetic tradition, assesses the various methods employed by apologists, and especially focuses on the various charges made against and challenges posed to Christian belief today. (3.0 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Ernie V. Lassman
206-524-0024
lassman@messiahseattle.org

Location:
Messiah Lutheran Church
7050 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sioux Falls, S.D.

July 7–9, 2014
Hermann Sasse as Pastoral Theologian

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure
Hermann Sasse (1895-1976) was perhaps the most important confessional Lutheran theologian of the 20th century.  This course will engage his writings on pastoral issues such as closed communion, the office of the ministry, liturgy, church fellowship and women’s ordination.  Pastors will read and discuss key essays from The Lonely Way–Vol. 2.  (1.5 CEU) 

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinators:
Chris Croghan and
Sarah Stenson
sarah.stenson@augie.edu
605-274-5488

Location:
The Luther House of Study
Sioux Falls Seminary
2100 South Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Housing:

For lodging options in the Sioux Falls
area please visit: 

www.augie.edu/admission/visiting-campus/lodging-and-dining-options