【Acquaintance with New Teachers】
【Winter Intensive Courses in 2012】
Graduate School for Luther’s Theology M. Th. Program in Luther Studies
Martin Luther (1483-1546) is one of the most outstanding, pivotal personalities in all Christian history. Today’s historians and theologians alike quite unanimously acknowledge that Luther’s importance and significance is unique, both in terms of his tremendous influence upon history (the Protestant Reformation and subsequent history of Protestant churches, theologies and missions) and of his undiminished appeal upon modern man (interest and research in Luther the man and his theology has not decreased in recent years, but has rather grown universal, irrespective of any denominational borderlines).
If we could ask Martin Luther how he regarded himself, he would probably tell us that he is nothing but a Christian, that is a pardoned sinner – a sinner pardoned for the sake of his dear Lord Jesus Christ, whom he wholeheartedly wished to serve throughout his life in his brothers and sisters with God’s Word. Martin Luther always regarded himself and the church he served not as “Lutheran”, but as “Christian”. Actually, this man and his theology is a precious gift of God not only to the Lutheran Church, but to the universal church of Jesus Christ, and should thus be appreciated as that. ...繼續閱讀
Master of Arts Program in Care and Counseling
In recent Taiwan, not only does the society change rapidly, but also the church. The “healing service” is more frequently held in the Christian community due to the obviously increasing cases of depression and neurosis, the complicated problems of the family and marriage, and the severe problems of young people with drug addictions.
Moreover, from 1996 the increase of aging population has been preeminent in Taiwan, and the elderly care has become a burning issue. The phenomena in present Taiwan do not only reflect the need of the church, but also call for the social responsibilities. How to respond to the tremendous needs in modern society and to care about many afflicted and broken souls is one of the main challenges of the church in Taiwan. Therefore, in addition to the emphasis on the healing services, many Christian churches and para-church organizations consecutively start the counseling ministry. ...繼續閱讀
Instruction on Spiritual Direction by Dr. Ekman Tan
Dr. Ekman Tan just completed his interim course instruction on spiritual direction on January 25-29, and lectures in the seminars sponsored by China Lutheran Seminary. One of the characteristics of the Spiritual Devotion Camp is to enjoy quietness. The participants are supposed to not to talk to each other and try to pay attention to the encountering with God, through the pictures to devote, touched by the scriptures or messages. The other special aspect is that the participants all enjoy the rich Communion prayer meeting under the warm and shine candle light by singing some short graceful hymns and re-read the Psalm 139 by themselves. It is just like God whisper to everyone who is communicating with the Creator, how He is with us, and how He realizes what happened to us and guide us afterwards. ...繼續閱讀
Winter Intensive Cours in 2010
Students in Biblical Foundation for Mission on January 11-15, 2010
There are four winter intensive courses going on during this winter break in 2010. There are totally 79 students and participants who joined those courses. The courses are Biblical Foundations for Mission:11 students; Pre-marital Counseling: 23 students; Practice of Christian Spirituality: 31students; Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshop:14students.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Yu, President
Th. D. in Pastoral Care, Boston University
D. D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
The Rev. Dr. James Pan, Academic Dean
Th.D. in Church History, the
Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago
Mr. Frank Lin, Dean of Students and
New Testament Instructor
S. T. M. in Exegetical Theology,
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
The Rev. Dr. Armin Buchholz,
Director of Graduate School
for Luther's Studies
Ph.D. in Systematic Theology,
the University of Hamburg, Germany
The Rev. Dr. Immanuel Scharrer,
Director of Library and the Old
Ph.D. in Church History, Marburg n
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Oliver,
New Testament Professor
Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
Ms. Hsiao Shu-na, Sacred Music Instructor
M. A. (equivalent), the City Conservatory of
M. C. M., Tainan Theological Seminary, Taiwan
Master of Theology, Luther Studies
For those with M. Div. Degree.
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Care & Counseling
For those with bachelor degree (or equivalent) .
Pre-M. Div. Program
For those with junior college or 3-year
Bachelor of Theology
For those with high school diploma
(or equivalent) .
Grassroots Ministry Certificate :No academic