Edward G. Kettner, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.
University of Kansas, Lawrence KS (B.A. 1969); Graduate Religious Studies at University of Kansas (1969-1970); Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, IL (M.Div. 1974); Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL (Th.M. 1976); Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO (Th.D. 1984); Pastor, Immanuel, Okawville IL (1975-1979); guest instructor, Concordia Seminary St. Louis (summers 1985, 1988, 1991); guest lecturer, Luther Seminary, Adelaide, Australia, 1992; instructor, Concordia Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine (1999, 2005, 2011); visiting scholar, Westfield House, Cambridge, England (2002); Assistant Professor of Religion, Concordia College, Edmonton, AB(1985-1987), guest instructor (1987-88, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001); instructor, Luther Instute Southeast Asia, (2008, 2010); Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, AB (1987-1992), Associate Professor (1992-1999), Professor since 1999.
Administrative service at Concordia Lutheran Seminary:
Acting Academic Dean (1990-91, 1993, 1999-2000), Academic Dean ( 2000-2011), Interim President (2005-2007), Director of Field Education and Vicarage (2012-present), Dean of Chapel (2012-present).
S-120 Lutheran Confessions I; S-121 Lutheran Confessions II; S-210 Systematics I; S-211 Systematics II; S-412 Systematics III; S-440 Christian Ethics; P/S 525 Comparative Symbolics; S-536 Contemporary Religious Trends; P/S 538 Christianity and Popular Culture; S-572 Eschatology.
Eschatology, Christianity and Culture, Theological Anthropology, Ethics
"Time, Eternity, and the Intermediate State," Concordia Journal 12 (May 1986):90-100.
"The Practice of Infant Communion: An Examination," Lutheran Theological Review 1, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 1988-1989):5-17.
Contributor to the International Lutheran Dogmatics Project (a textbook in Systematic Theology as yet unpublished), in the area of Eschatology.
"The End Times," Lutheran Witness 109, no.8 (August 1990):1-4
"Christian Dialogue with the World Religions: Is It Possible?" Lutheran Theological Journal 28 (December 1994): 98-105; Lutheran Theological Review 8, no. 1-2 (Fall-Winter 1995, Spring/Summer 1996): 94-104.
Lifelight Bible Study: Revelation (with Walter Stuenkel). St. Louis: Concordia, 1993.
Lifelight Bible Study: Minor Prophets (Amos, Jonah, Habakkuk) (with Elaine Richter). St. Louis: Concordia, 1995.
"The Case for the Resurrection," Canadian Lutheran 10, no.3 (April 1995): 6-8.
"The 'Third Use of the Law' and the Homiletical Task," Lutheran Theological Review 7, no. 1-2 (Fall/Winter 1994, Spring/Summer 1995): 67-78.
"Cloning: Blessing or Curse for Humanity," Canadian Lutheran 12, no. 5 (June/July/August 1997): 11-12.
"The Bible and the Lord's Supper," Canadian Lutheran 14, no. 8 (November 1999): 8-9.
"Lutheran Divergences: How Lutherans Are Drifting Apart," Word and Deed 4, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 3-11 (based on a presentation to the joint meeting of the Council of Presidents of Lutheran ChurchCanada and the Council of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, January 1998).
"Why Am I a Lutheran?" Word and Deed 5, no. 2 (Fall 1999): 13-17. (Originally given as a presentation at Edmonton Baptist Seminary, October 1999).
“What’s the Difference? The Second Coming.” Canadian Lutheran 16, no. 3 (April 2001): 16-17.
“What’s the Difference? Holy Scripture.” Canadian Lutheran 17, no. 5 (July-August 2002): 16.
“What’s the Difference? Catechisms.” Canadian Lutheran 18, no. 4 (May-June 2004): 13.
“The Lutheran Confessions as Eschatological Documents: Their Relevance for Today.” Lutheran Theological Review 14 (Academic Year 2001-2002): 53-65.
“The Place of Polemics in Confessing the Christian Faith.” Lutheran Theological Review 16 (Academic Year 2003-2004): 23-30.
“Lutheran 301: Acting on a Clear Confession.” Canadian Lutheran 22, no. 2 (March 2007), 15.
Koertner, Ulrich. The End of the World: A Theological Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995. Published in Logia 6, no. 1 (Epiphany 1997): 46-47.
Papers delivered at Church Workers Conferences on subjects of the Ministry, Holy Communion, Eschatology in the Lutheran Confessions. Locations of Conference Papers include the Alberta-British Columbia District South Alberta, British Columbia, and B.C. - Puget Sound Conferences, and Central District Conference of the Lutheran ChurchCanada, and the New South Wales Conference of the Lutheran Church of Australia, St. Matthias Day Conference in Detroit, MI, Pastors’ Study Week of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England.
"Luther and the Hidden God," given at Luther Symposium "Beggars before the Cross," Concordia Lutheran Seminary, in February 1996, and at the Theological Symposium at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in May 1997.
Convention Essay, "Called by His Name," given to the Fourth Convention of Lutheran ChurchCanada, May 31, 1996, published in the Convention Proceedings, pages 96-102.
Response to "Contemporary Issues Regarding the Universal Priesthood," by Raymond Hartwig, given at the International Theologians Convocation, sponsored by The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod in August, 1997. Published in Church and Ministry: The Collected Papers of The 150th Anniversary Theological Convocation of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, edited by Jerald C. Joerz and Paul T. McCain. St. Louis: The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod, 1998. Pages 225-232.
A Seminar on Lutheran Distinctives given in Odessa, Ukraine in August 1997
“Quest” course in lay theological education on “The Catechism in Daily Life,” October-November 2002 (4 sessions), two sessions on the Roots of the Lutheran Reformation, February 2003, “Christian Ethics,” October-November 2004), Contemporary Cults and New Religion, October-November 2006.
Presenter at Alberta Church Workers Conference, September 30-October 31, 2003 on the topic “What, Then, Is Man?”
Small group paper, “The Role of Polemics in Confessing the Faith” at the International Lutheran Council World Seminaries Conference, Erfurt, Germany, March 31-April 5, 2004.
Major presenter at Lutheran ChurchCanada’s National Church Worker’s Conference, Winnipeg, October 25-28, 2004. “The Roles of the Office of Public Ministry and the Priesthood of the Baptized in the Mission of the Church.”