May 12, 2006 Print This Post

Concordia Seminary Announces SemCast on Da Vinci Code

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, announces the debut of SemCast, a new video resource on its Web site. SemCast resembles a television interview program, hosted by Concordia Seminary president, Dr. Dale A. Meyer. Each SemCast is approximately 20 minutes in length and features Meyer interviewing people with particular knowledge or expertise on subjects of interest to church and world.

The first SemCast, available on the Seminary’s Web site at, contains an interview of Dr. Paul L. Maier, renowned author, lecturer and professor of history at Western Michigan University, concerning The Da Vinci Code novel. Among Maier’s many books is his latest, The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction? The SemCast explores some of the basic factual errors contained in Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, which has been adapted for a movie by the same title which will debut in theaters in the United States on May 19.

SemCast allows Concordia Seminary to provide a rapid-response resource for church and world that deals effectively with significant issues,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, vice president for seminary relations at Concordia Seminary. “President Meyer will be the featured interviewer for each SemCast and will bring his considerable theological and media expertise to the project.”

SemCast is available free of charge and takes advantage of the latest technological innovations. The Seminary’s plans include podcasting SemCast in the near future.

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7370; [email protected].