Dr. Peter Scaer
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Dr. Peter Scaer joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, Exegetical Department in 2000. His passions include the Gospel of Mark, highlighting the sacramental ministry of Jesus. He loves to show how the life and teachings of Christ anticipates and forms the life of the Church. He did his undergraduate work in the Classics at Indiana University Bloomington. From there he went on to CTSFW (M.Div., 1992), and to Notre Dame, where he earned his M.A. (1995) and completed his doctoral dissertation on the Lukan Passion Narrative (Ph.D., 2001). From 1996 to 2000 Dr. Scaer served as the pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Indiana. He is deeply involved in life issues and serves as president of Allen County Right to Life. He is a founding member of Shepherds United, an ecumenical Christian group formed to defend life, natural marriage and religious liberty. He speaks out on the issues that affect both our Church and society, always placing the focus on Christ, who gives us life and defines for us what it means to be truly human.
The Gospel of Mark: The Mystery of Jesus
The Gospel of Mark is perhaps the most intriguing and mysterious of the Gospels. Again and
again, Jesus, like a roaring lion, confounds our expectations. More than any Gospel, Mark
emphasizes a theology of the cross in which Jesus’ true nature is known only in His suffering.
We will also show how Mark has a profound understanding of the Sacraments which flow from
Scaer, Peter, “The Atonement in Mark’s Sacramental Theology,”
Concordia Theological Quarterly 72.3 (July 2008), 227-242.
Scaer, Peter, ”The Lord’s Supper as Symposium in the Gospel of Mark,”
Concordia Theological Quarterly 72.2 (April 2008), 119-134.
Scaer, Peter, “The Bread from Heaven, the Bread of Presence: Reflections on the Interplay of Forgiveness and Communion,” 2014 CTSFW Symposium paper.
Lutherhaven Retreat Center Rev. Randy Foote
Barby Sargent Number 3 Dam Email: email@example.com
Knowles, Oklahoma 73844 Phone: 580.735.2733
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 www.ctsfw.edu/CE.
Lutherhaven Retreat Center
Victim of Wild Fires
Before Wild Fires After Wild Fires
The recent wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma took a toll on Lutherhaven Retreat Center. The “bunkhouse” was totally destroyed with all of its contents leaving only the concrete walls to the lower level. The well house was also damaged from intense heat as the fire swept through the grounds. Many trees were destroyed as well. The main house was not damaged, but landscape timbers around it were smoldering a day after the fire which marked a very close call! Some of the activities scheduled for this summer, including the continuing education, will continue to be held since the main house can accommodate the numbers that attend.
It was also discovered that we were “underinsured” so replacement of the building and the contents may far exceed the insured amount. The irony is that only last week I received papers from LCEF stamped with our loan for the Lutherhaven property PAID IN FULL. For further information about the fire damage or inquiries about helping out can be directed to Mark Wescoatt in Guymon. (580) 338-3820 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The fires have caused much damage during the past week, and this damage is very disappointing to us all, but especially to our western Oklahoma brethren who have invested their time, sweat and finances to build an oasis in that area.
Keep them and all impacted by these fires in your prayers!
In Christ, the Lamb of God,