Continuing Education Opportunity—Knowles, Oklahoma
Rev. Chad Kendall
Early Christian Mercy to the Secular Culture
Lutherhaven Retreat Center
June 11-13, 2018
Located on Sargent Barby Dam Number 3
North of Knowles, Oklahoma 73844
Rev. Kendall has been pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowell, Indiana, for 10 years. He served previously as associate pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Spirit Lake, Iowa, for six years. He is a student in the Ph.D. in Missiology Program at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana. His thesis will consider how the Church should live in the midst of the post-modern, secular America in the 21st Century and how the Church will engage the 21st Century American culture. Kendall serves as an adjunct professor at CTSFW and at Concordia University, Chicago, in the Master of Arts in Religion Program.
This course will be an investigation into the Scriptures, looking particularly at the way the apostles speak of compassion and mercy. Emphasis will be toward Clement of Alexandria’s approach to teaching the Christian faith in a Gnostic world. Further, this course will examine scriptural texts exegetically and will consider how, in light of Clement’s approach, the Church may communicate the Scriptures and draw people into the Church in our modern-day Gnostic and Postmodern culture.
“Non-Logical Methods of Persuasion in Clement of Alexandria’a Protreptics” by Paul Saeig.
St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 59:3 (2015), pp. 261-282.
“Clement of Alexandria’a Logos Protreptikos: The Protreptics of Love,” by Andrew Hofer, O.P. Pro Ecclesia, vol. XXIV, no. 4, pp. 498-516.
Required Texts for Class
The Holy Bible (The Septuagint and Novum Testamentum Graece, if available)
Clement of Alexandria: Exhortation to the Greeks, The Rich Man’s Salvation, To the Newly Baptized, tr. G. W. Butterworth. Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919.
Behr, John, Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement. Oxford Early Christian Studies, Oxford University Press, 2000.
For more information about Continuing Education opportunities and/or registration, you may call Kara Mertz at 260.452.2103, email CE@ctsfw.edu or visit
Rev. Randy Foote
Forming servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful,
reach the lost, and care for all.
To register, please click here. The link also includes addional information about this course, as well as a list of required and suggested reading material.
Coordinator: Rev. Randy Foote
For information concerning all Continuing Education offerings from CTSFW, go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE, email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2103.