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President of Ethiopian Church speaks at Concordia Seminary

Shares history and future growth goals in live-streamed lecture. Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idossa, president of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), spoke on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Tuesday, Dec. 16, about the extraordinary growth of the largest Lutheran church body in Africa. Idossa shared the history of the Christian church in […]

Dec.14, 2014, 3 p.m.

ADVENT 3 – Works for brass (Praetorius), J.S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62, Lo, How a Rose, LSB 359, Distler: Lo, How a Rose (from Weihnachtsgeschichte), J.S. Bach: “Schäme dich, o Seele, nicht” (alto) from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147/3, J.S. Bach: Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36, […]

Fall placements send new pastors into the mission field

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, celebrated calls for Master of Divinity, Residential Alternate Route, Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology, and Specific Ministry Pastor programs this fall. Vicarage assignments and deaconess internships also were celebrated for Master of Divinity, Specific Ministry Pastor, and the Center for Hispanic Studies. Pastoral Calls Master of Divinity (M.Div.) James Sorensen, Holy […]

Bach at the Sem: Advent with a Dash of Christmas

Concordia Seminary’s beloved Bach at the Sem continues its 22nd season with a holiday concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the seminary campus. The performance will feature a seasonal selection of works by J. S. Bach, Hugo Distler, and Michael Praetorius. Pre-concert brass selections […]

Something old, something new at Winter Lay Bible Institute

Participants at Concordia Seminary’s Winter Lay Bible Institute, Saturday, Jan. 17, will study something old and apply it to something new! Featured speaker Dr. Joel Elowsky, associate professor of historical Theology and director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts at Concordia Seminary, will present “Where Eagles Soar: Reading the Gospel of […]

Unpack St. Peter’s first epistle at pre-Lenten workshop

Calling all pastors! Concordia Seminary’s annual pre-Lenten workshop will meet Friday, Jan. 16, on the Seminary campus. This valuable one-day workshop, themed, “Calling Us Home,” will focus on the first epistle of Peter. It addresses life in a post-church and increasingly secular society. Participants will receive sermon manuscripts, textual notes, orders of service for midweek […]

Concordia Seminary Earns Top Marks from Accrediting Agencies

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce the reaffirmation of its accreditations—with no notations—through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). “A potential pastor, Paul says, ‘must be well thought of by outsiders’ (1 Tim. 3:7). That’s one reason why accreditation is very important, so that the transcripts and diplomas of […]

Concordia Seminary receives “Science for Seminaries” grant

Funding will support special program to explore significance of science in pastoral ministry          Concordia Seminary is one of 10 Christian seminaries in the United States recently selected to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “Science for Seminaries” program, and has been awarded $93,600 to help prepare pastors and other […]

Concordia Seminary Celebrates 175 Years

The invitation was “rain or shine,” and despite a day-long deluge, the show went on! Some 700 guests came to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Friday, Oct. 10, to celebrate its milestone 175th anniversary. The full-day event opened with a celebratory chapel service, followed by a library art exhibit and rare book display, a free book […]

Oct.19, 2014, 3 p.m.

TRINITY 24 – J.S. Bach: from Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König, BWV 137/1, J.S. Bach: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 33, Praise to the Lord, LSB 790, Hugo Distler, J.S. Bach: “Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist” (soprano) from Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 10/2, J.S. Bach: Wer mich liebet, […]