Concordia Lutheran Seminary


Quest is a continuing education program presented by CLS. Each series offers lifelong learning classes especially for lay people. The topics address every follower who needs to better understand his or her personal faith and religion. Seminary faculty and guest speakers present a short series of classes on subjects relevant to the day-to-day faith living of contemporary Christians. The classes are designed to be informative and enlivening, comprehensible and relevant, compact and budget-priced. Evening non-credit classes are scheduled in the Fall and the Winter.

Quest courses may also be made available online. Minimum equipment requirements can be found here. Contact the Development Assistant to the President for more information.

Upcoming Quest Courses:

Winter 2015

“Defending the Faith” with Dr. Jonathan Strand (Principal, School of Theology, Ethics, and Leadership, Concordia University College of Alberta)

Session One:  The Concept, Theology, and Practicalities of Defending the Faith

What is ‘defending the faith?’ What is the theological basis for defending the faith? And how might we defend the faith most effectively?

Session Two:   The Case for God

How an understanding of scientific reasoning, and a careful consideration of the world, provide strong evidence of the existence of God.

Session Three:   The Case for Christ and Scripture

How the concept of God, and the historical evidence, indicate that Jesus really was God-in-the-Flesh.  How Jesus’ teachings then indicate that the Bible is the Word of God.

Session Four:  Dealing with Objections

How to respond to objections such as: ‘The evil in the world proves that there is no such God.’ ‘If God existed He would make his existence obvious.’ And ‘Science has shown that Christianity is not true.’

 This Quest class is offered as a webcast for distant students.

Access the live videoconference here:

Time & Date: 7:00pm - 9:00 Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 2015.

Cost: No registration fee - donations welcome.

To register for the free classes contact Rhonda Buck at or 780-474-1468, ext. 225

Some Previous Quest courses can be found on our YouTube Channel.

Previous Quest Courses:

  • Fall 2014: Our Legacy of Faith: Relationships with God", Dr. Jim Gimbel
  • Winter 2014:A Man for our Times: Bach's Music and Theology for a New Millennium, Rev. Lorne Manweiler
  • Fall 2013: Christianity and the Movies: A Lutheran Approach to Media Consumption, Rev. Ted Giese
  • Fall 2012: Back to the Future: Missionaries of the Past and their Relevance for Canada's Mission Challenges, Dr. Glenn Schaeffer
  • Winter 2012: Where does the Bible we use today come from?, Prof. Jonathan Kraemer
  • Fall 2011: “The Stones Cry Out”: Jesus and Archaeology,
    Dr. Stephen Chambers
  • Winter 2011: What Does it Mean to be Lutheran?,
    Rev. Lorne Manweiler
  • Fall 2010: World Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Dr. Edward Kettner