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Concordia Seminary Releases First Partner Issue of Concordia Journal With LWR

For the inaugural partnership issue in its long history, Concordia Journal has partnered with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to release the Winter 2011 issue of Concordia Journal.

It marks the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake by focusing on a theology of suffering and a witness to God’s presence in the midst of catastrophe.

“Disasters, like the Haiti earthquake, are inevitable,” commented John Nunes, president/CEO of Lutheran World Relief. “Making sense of the suffering is next to impossible. Mysteriously, God is up to something good even in our pain. Which is why Lutheran World Relief has partnered with Concordia Journal to tackle these difficult considerations.”

The issue includes articles by John Nunes and Leopoldo Sánchez, director of the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary. It also includes an editorial roundtable discussing “where is God in suffering” with Jon Diefenthaler (LCMS Southeastern District President), Philip Krey (president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Philadelphia), Albert Collver (director of church relations for the LCMS president), and Jane Fryar (writer and professor emeritus at Concordia University Nebraska).

“Caught up in day-to-day busyness we may not see it, but people with global eyes, people in mercy ministries, see how nearly everything in church and society is changing,” commented Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary. “We’re glad to partner with Lutheran World Relief to open our vision for what is and what can be in this new world.”

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Concordia Journal is published quarterly. The annual subscription rate is $15 (in U.S.; $20 for Canada and $25 for foreign countries). To order this partnership issue or to subscribe, call 314-505-7117 or e-mail