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Special events

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, 2388 South 500 West, Albion, is hosting “Worshipping with Creation: A Women’s Spirituality Retreat” from 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. The retreat will include time to reflect on biblical texts related to nature and guidance in developing worship rituals. Cost is $45 or $25 for students. Register at by Jan. 14.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is having its 2013 Symposia Series from Jan. 22 to 25. The theme is “Love and Marriage: Does the Bible Still Mean What It Says?” Presenters will discuss topics including the theology of the body and the value of children. Register at or 452-2204 by Tuesday. The seminary will also host the symposium “Morality and Ethics in the Church and in the Public Square: The Lutheran Challenge” from Jan. 23 to 25. Topics include pro-life issues and a look at other Lutheran denominations. Register by Wednesday.

Southern Heights Baptist Church, 4001 S. Anthony Blvd., will host Charles Ware, president and CEO of Crossroads Bible College, at its Twelve Night Revival at 6 p.m. Friday. His speech is “There is a Famine in the Land: Where Can a Word from God be Found?” Register at

Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E. 200 N., Angola, will host Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations at Focus on the Family, at 7 p.m. Friday. His topic is titled “Thriving Families in the 21st Century: How Nourishing & Defending Them Go Together.”

Special news

Carl C. Fickenscher II of Fort Wayne had his work in the field of Lutheran history recognized at the Concordia Historical Institute’s 38th annual awards banquet. Fickenscher was recognized for his journal articles “The Preaching of C.F.W. Walther.”

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