Theological Symposium 2014


“Faithful Witness to God’s Story in the World Around Us: Bringing a Unique Perspective to Common Human Experiences,” is the title of the 25th Annual Theological Symposium, to be held Sept. 23-24 on the campus of Concordia Seminary. The Symposium will feature four plenaries, three sectional speakers and, new this year, a golf outing.

When we view our Christian witness within the full shape of the biblical narrative, how does that shape our view of the world? One way is that we begin to see all human beings—Christian and non-Christian—and all of creation, as characters in the story of God. In this story, faithful Christian witness shares struggles and joys with all people, yet also points to hope for the fullness of life in Christ’s new creation. This symposium will explore how faithful Christian witness does both, in various ways, for all people, in every place.

The main presenters for the event are Concordia Seminary professors:

  • Charles Arand & Erik Herrmann – “Living in the Promises and Places of God”
  • Leopoldo Sanchez – “Faithful Witness in Marginality and Hospitality”
  • Jeffrey Oschwald – “Faithful Witness in Suffering and Joy”
  • William Schumacher – “Faithful Witness in Work and Rest”

Sectional presenters include Thomas Egger, Timothy Saleska, Anthony Cook, Dr. Richard Eyer and Rev. Mark Koschmann.

This year we are offering an optional golf outing Monday, September 22nd on the nine-hole course at Forest Park near Concordia Seminary. Join us from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for golf, followed by hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and fellowship. The cost of the entire golf outing is $50.

The 10th Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Missions will be held Tuesday evening of Symposium. Dr. Daisy L. Machado, from New York City, will present “Missio Dei and the Latino Reality: Rethinking the Goal and Purpose of Missions.”

Full registration is $135 per person ($145 after Sept. 6) and includes program materials, Tuesday’s buffet reception, refreshments, and a free copy of Inviting Community, the newest title by Seminary Press. A la carte registration for some individual events is also available. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.

To register online, click here.

For more information, contact the office of continuing education at 314-505-7286 or