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Two LCC recording artists among 2014 Covenant Award nominees

Friday, September 26, 2014

CANADA – The Gospel Music Association of Canada (GMAC) has announced the nominations for the 2014 Covenant Awards, and two Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) recording artists are among the nominees. Jennifer Jade Kerr has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, while the CREW has been nominated for Seasonal Album of the Year for their album “Consider Well… A Christmas Journey with the CREW.” This is Kerr’s third nomination for the Covenant Awards in as many years. In 2013, she was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and in ...

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Lutherans gather for international conference on disaster relief

Thursday, September 25, 2014

USA – From September 23-26, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is hosting the 2014 Lutheran International Disaster Response Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This year’s theme is “Standing Together in Time of Disaster,” and features experienced disaster responders offering important ministry gleaned in the midst of actual disasters. Rev. Dr. Leonardo Neitzel, Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Executive for Missions and Social Ministry is attending the event on behalf of the Canadian church. “Whenever our Lutheran brethren and people around the world in general face challenges through natural disasters, ...

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LCC Missionary in Ukraine arrives for studies in Edmonton

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

EDMONTON – Rev. Alexey Navrotskyy arrived in Edmonton, along with his wife Vika and their two children, in early September to begin studies at Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS). He began classes September 15. Rev. Navrotksyy is a missionary for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) in Ukraine, where he serves with the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU). He graduated from Concordia Seminary in Odessa, Ukraine, a seminary program operated by LCC. His graduate studies in Edmonton will prepare him to help serve as an instructor at the Odessa seminary in the ...

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Celebrating Seminaries Sunday

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CANADA – While Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) no longer designates a specific day “Seminaries Sunday,” synod nevertheless encourages its congregations to remember the two seminaries with prayers and offerings. LCC congregations may wish to do so by celebrating one Sunday of their choosing “Seminaries Sunday.” To that end, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) and Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) provides a number of congregational resources for Seminaries Sunday. CLS and CLTS encourage churches to use the propers appointed for the day, but congregations may also wish to ...

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Reviewing Boyhood: What if the moment is seizing you?

Monday, September 22, 2014

by Ted Giese Richard Linklater, in his film Boyhood, asks the question, “What if you aren’t seizing the moment in life—what if the moment is seizing you?” Boyhood is a unique film shot over 12 years that tells the story of a young boy, Mason, and his family as he grows from boyhood through adolescence into early adulthood. Ellar Coltrane plays Mason throughout the film allowing the audience to watch him mature from being a kid in grade school to a college freshman. Through those years his single mother moves Mason and ...

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Conference on “Militant Secularism” to feature Anglican and Lutheran speakers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) will play host to a joint Lutheran-Anglican conference in October on “Militant Secularism: Its Cause, Cost, and Cure.” The day conference takes place October 16, and is open to the public. Featuring two Lutheran and two Anglican speakers, the conference is a prelude to a regular meeting of the ecumenical dialogue between the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC). Throughout the day conference, participants will hear from Rev. Dr. John R. Stephenson (Professor ...

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New issue of Lutheran Theological Review now available

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ONLINE – Volume 26 of Lutheran Theological Review is now available to download online. Lutheran Theological Review is an annual journal published by the two seminary faculties of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC): Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) and Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton). The journal provides a forum for LCC professors and pastors to publish their research. It also allows the LCC’s seminaries to provide resources to stimulate the minds of LCC pastors and laity. All pastors in Lutheran Church–Canada receive free print copies, and paid subscriptions for the print journal are ...

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