In 1984, Dr. Robert Preus, president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, initiated the creation of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics series, to supplement Francis Pieper’s Christian Dogmatics. The 13-volume series was then produced by Luther Academy, an organization that promotes confessional Lutheran theology and research through conferences and publications designed to assist the church in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
Quite a number of our Latin American Lutheran pastors serve two or three or more congregations at the same time. With the nearest pastor often living several hours away, opportunities for these men to be built up in the Word and to have fellowship time with other pastors are crucial. Luther Academy encourages these opportunities for our pastors.
Through the offering of more than 50 theological conferences in
the past 5 years, Luther Academy encourages national pastors
throughout Latin America. Each year ten conferences, taught by
pastors and professors from Latin America and the U.S., are
held in countries like Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala,
Panama and Paraguay that cover a variety of topics depending
on the needs of the local pastors.