Symposia Series at CTSFW Marks 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Symposia Lectures in Sihler Auditorium

The annual Symposia Series at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, will take place January 17–20, 2017.

The theme for the 32nd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology, January 17–18, is “The Spirit of Reformation Exegesis Today.” The 40th Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions, January 18–20, will meet under the theme “The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Continuing the Celebration.”

Scheduled to present are:

  • Dr. Phil Anderas, a priest of the Anglican Church in North America, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Dr. M. Hopson Boutot, pastor of Poquoson Baptist Church in Poquoson, Virginia
  • Dr. Adam S. Francisco, associate professor of History and Political Thought, Concordia University, Irvine, California
  • Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dr. Derek R. Nelson, chairman and associate professor, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Dr. (Major) Harold Ristau, chaplain, Canadian Armed Forces, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. Mark A. Seifrid, professor of Exegetical theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
  • In addition to these speakers, several members of the CTSFW faculty will also present.

    A Lenten Preaching Workshop will take place Monday, January 16. The Rev. Prof. John T. Pless, assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at CTSFW, will present under the theme of “Preaching the Penitential Psalms in Lent: ‘Lord, Have Mercy.’” Drawing on Luther’s work on the Psalms, this workshop will seek to equip pastors to preach on the penitential Psalms for the midweek Lenten services.

    For online registration, schedule and speaker information, go to