Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, IN (CTS)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.

Lenten Preaching Workshop, Monday, January 21, 2013, under the theme of "Preaching the Lord’s Passion with Dr. Luther." Dr. Naomichi Masaki, associate professor of Systematic Theology will lead the workshop. More details are available at www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia, then Lenten Preaching Workshop or by phoning 260-452-2204.

The 2013 Symposia Series takes place January 22–25. Complete schedule and speaker information, along with online registration and information on the live stream Video Option can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia or by calling 260-452-2204.
The theme for the 28th annual Exegetical Theology Symposium, January 22–23, is “Love and Marriage: Does the Bible Still Mean What It Says?” Presenters will discuss theology of the body, the relationship between God and man, why attempts to make the Bible supportive of homosexual practice don’t work, the family unit and the value of children.
The 36th annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions has chosen “Morality and Ethics in the Church and in the Public Square: The Lutheran Challenge” as its theme and will take place January 23–25 under the sponsorship of the Department of Systematic Theology. Topics for this portion of the symposia include: ethics as a part of seminary curriculum, abortion and pro-life issues, the Christian challenge in the public square and a look at other Lutheran denominations.
Dr. Jean S. Garton, first president of Lutherans for Life and author of Who Broke the Baby, will be the keynote speaker for the Thursday, January 24 banquet.

Watch Symposia Series 2013 Online. The registration fee for the live stream is $75.00 and will allow viewers to enjoy all four days of Symposia 2013. Those choosing this option will need a computer with Adobe Flash Player 10, or later. Most broadband connections will work fine, although a faster connection will ensure better video quality. Recent upgrades to the seminary’s network will ensure a great experience for those watching from all over the world. Register for the live stream at www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia.

Seminary Guild
Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall. Dr. Carl Fickenscher II, professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at CTS will give a special presentation entitled “A Study on Law and Gospel."
Tuesday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. in Luther Hall there will be a luncheon for all Guild members and the Rev. Steven Schumacher, CTS Adjunct Professor of Deaf Ministry will be the guest speaker.
The Seminary Guild serves our students by funding special projects, baking birthday cakes, preparing Finals Week Snack Packs and most importantly by keeping them in our prayers. If you or your Ladies Group would like to become active in the CTS Guild contact Guild President Elfrieda Spencer at espsalm63@gmail.com or the Rev. Thomas Zimmerman at 260-452-2152.

The Gospel Preached Through Music. The Good Shepherd Institute has published The Gospel Preached Through Music: The Purpose and Practice of Lutheran Church Music by Dr. Daniel Zager, associate dean and head of the Sibley Music Library, and associate professor of Music, at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.
The premise of the book revolves around Martin Luther’s observation that God most certainly preaches the Gospel through music. “Without a sense of that high purpose for music in Lutheran worship, the practice of Lutheran church music is too often less than it could be, with the treasure of Lutheran music too frequently ignored, and the people deprived of singing and hearing what is an exceptional body of theologically rich music that proclaims the Word of God,” explains Zager in the Introduction of the book.
The book is $16.99 and may be ordered through the Concordia Theological Seminary Bookstore by emailing CTSBookstore@ctsfw.edu or phoning 260-452-2160.

Music at the Seminary
Sunday, January 20–Epiphany Choral Evening Prayer with the Seminary Kantorei at 4:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel
Wednesday, January 23–Symposia Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum at 5:30 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.
Thursday, January 24–Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital at 4:30 p.m. in Kramer Chapel. Katie Timm of Bloomington, Indiana, will be the guest recitalist. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in organ performance and sacred music at Indiana University.
There is no charge for these events. For additional information email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.

Registration for Christ Academy—High School 2013 opened January 1. For two weeks each summer, high school-aged men of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are offered the opportunity to delve deeper into their faith, enjoy the seminary experience and make friendships that will last a lifetime while attending Christ Academy—High School. This year’s event takes place June 16–29, 2013, on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Space is limited, so be sure to get your registration in early. Information concerning the registration process may be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy. If you know of a young man who may be interested in this opportunity please contact Christ Academy Student Director, Chad Smith at Chad.Smith@ctsfw.edu or 260-452-3140.

Do you know someone you would like to encourage toward becoming a pastor or deaconess? One way is to tell them about the Prayerfully Consider Visit which takes place on our campus March 21–23, 2013. During this three-day event they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily life of the seminary while worshipping with the CTS community, attending classes, meeting with faculty, learning about financial aid options and getting to know the Fort Wayne area. There is no charge for this event and all on-campus housing and meals are included. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call our Admission Office at 800-481-2155.