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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Latin American Luther Academy

From 21-25 October 2013, the Luther Academy held continuing education for pastors from six Latin American countries: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela. This was the first time the Nicaraguan Lutheran Church attended a Luther Academy conference. They would like to host two Luther Academy conferences in Nicaragua over the coming year. The Nicaraguan Lutheran Church is a mission of the Lutheran Church Canada (LCC).

Dr. David Scaer, Professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, lectured on "Law and Gospel." Rev. Roberto Bustamante, New Testament Professor at Concordia Seminary Buenos Aires Argentina, lectured on "Confessional Lutheran Identity."

Every evening, the lectures closed with vespers.

A subgroup of the Luther Academy conference met to discuss theological education in Latin America. The churches represented discussed the unique challenges of theological education and the specific needs of Latin American Churches.

The Spanish speaking Lutherans total about 40,000.

Rev. Sergio Fritzler, President of Concordia Seminary Buenos Aires Argentina, presented on the different programs offered at the seminary for pastoral training.

- Posted by Rev. Dr. Albert Collver on 23 October 2013 using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:La Antigua Guatemala,Guatemala

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