Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Quest

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.

Upcoming Quest Courses:

Winter 2016

Nazism and Religion
with Dr. John Hellwege, Jr. (Assistant Professor of Theology. CLS)

Session One:  Nazi Beliefs
Were the Nazis Christians, atheists, or something else?  Nazism was in fact more than a political movement; it was a full-blown worldview.  Tonight we will explore what sorts of beliefs, including religious beliefs, defined the Nazi worldview. 
Session Two:   Nazism and the Theologians
What sorts of religious thinking was going on during the Nazi era?  Was Christianity infected with Nazism?  Tonight we will explore the ways that Christian leaders and thinkers interacted with the ideas behind Nazism
Session Three:   The Kirkenkampf
How did the Nazism and the Christian churches of Germany interact?  What sorts of battles made up the church conflict, or Kirkenkampf?  Tonight we will explore the battle for control of the German churches, known as the Kirchenkampf.
Session Four:  Successes and Failures of the Churches in Germany
What lessons can we learn from the Kirchenkampf?  Tonight we will ask what we can learn from the German churches of the Nazi era and how these can better prepare Christians today to deal with the ideologies in the world around us.  

 

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

Access the live videoconference here: http://concordia.adobeconnect.com/quest

Time & Date: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jan.12, 19, 26, & Feb. 2, 2016.

Cost: No registration fee - donations welcome.

To register for the free classes contact Rhonda Buck at admin@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468, ext. 225

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

Previous Quest Courses:

  • Fall 2015: Religion and Pop Culture, Dr. Bill Anderson
  • Winter 2015: Defending the Faith, Dr. Jonathan Strand
  • 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