Canada Lutheran
The Magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Rising to the Occasion

Teaching Theology in a Rapidly Changing World

Some innovative thinking and restructuring of seminaries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is making it possible for future pastors and diaconal ministers to prepare for ministry in ways few would have thought possible a few years back.

“I was just shocked,” says Aneeta Saroop, now pastor at St. Mary of the Incarnation Anglican Church just outside Victoria. “I never thought in a million years that I would be able to finish the degree. The change in the way the seminary offered its program allowed me to complete the degree and go on to be a rostered ordained pastor in the ELCIC.”

Ron Friesen looks in on the ever-changing age of technology, and how studies in seminary have changed over the recent years, allowing more students access to the programs offered at both Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, SK. and Martin Luther University College in Waterloo, ON.

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