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Reformation scholar Dr. Robert Kolb to close annual speaker series

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host the final lecture in the Reformation500 Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Werner Auditorium. The lecture, “Luther’s Fiercest Foes: Satan, Sin, the Wrath of God,” will be presented by Dr. Robert Kolb, professor emeritus of […]

‘Hoops for Hope’ benefits Ferguson’s Lutheran Hope Center

Concordia Seminary’s Preachers basketball team ended its season Friday, Feb. 10, with a game against alumni players in a benefit event known as “Hoops for Hope.” Many fans brought donations of backpacks and school supplies for the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo., whose executive director is Rev. Micah Glenn, a 2016 Seminary graduate. The […]

Prepare/Enrich Workshop to be held on campus March 11

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host Rev. Jeffery S. Schubert and the Prepare/Enrich Workshop Saturday, March 11, on campus. This workshop is designed to help facilitators learn how to use the Prepare/Enrich program with premarital and married couples. Prepare/Enrich is a program based on a set of five inventories that examine major relationship issues a […]

New library endowment display unveiled, blessed

A new display honoring the donors who have endowed faculty chairs was unveiled and blessed during a special ceremony in the Concordia Seminary library following chapel service Thursday. The display, located just inside the library’s lobby, features 10 engraved aluminum panels on a lighted background of a cut metal pattern. Created and designed by the […]

LEA 2017 Christus Magister award goes to William Beckmann

William (Bill) Beckmann was selected by the Lutheran Education Association’s Board of Directors to receive the organization’s top honor, the Christus Magister award. Since 1965, this most prestigious award has been presented to Lutheran educators who have made significant contributions to Lutheran education. Beckmann is pastor and co-director for children’s ministries at Immanuel Lutheran Church […]

Belton serves as visiting faculty

We welcomed Dr. Victor Belton (’86) to campus as a visiting faculty member during the winter quarter. He is teaching Homiletics II and Learning from Jesus and also was a speaker at the Multiethnic Symposium Jan. 24-25, 2017. “Somebody brag on God,” Belton recently encouraged students in his Homiletics II class. “I’m trying to desensitize […]

Alumni highlight: Rev. A. Trevor Sutton

“I still have a hard time believing that God has blessed me with the great gift of being a pastor! I simply love telling people about Jesus, praying with them, walking with them through struggles and celebrating with them in times of joy,” says Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, who, for nearly five years, has served […]

Deaconess students head to Peru

Four Concordia Seminary, St. Louis deaconess students will be venturing to Peru over winter break for a special mission trip, being offered through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center. According to Deaconess Dr. Gillian Bond, director of the deaconess program, the trip is intended to encourage more young women to consider this type of […]

Prof ’n Stein welcomes SMP students

A special Prof ’n Stein was held Jan. 10 to welcome the 67 Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) students who were on campus the week of Jan. 9-13, 2017, for their intensives. We also welcomed Ph.D. and deaconess students back to campus for their intensives and internship seminars that week. Dr. Andrew Bartelt, the outgoing SMP […]

Multiethnic Symposium celebrates ‘Reformation Across Borders’

The Multiethnic Symposium Jan. 24-25 was outstanding, the best in its history, according to Rev. Kou Seying, event organizer. The symposium, with the theme “Reformation Across Borders,” brought together more than 170 participants from within and outside of the Seminary community along with mission leaders from different ethnic groups representing all levels of ministry in […]

Dear alums

Dear alums, The short month of February — then Ash Wednesday and the workload of Lent. May the Father sustain you as you continue your regular duties, and may His Spirit give you eagerness as you prepare for Lent, giving you an obsession to minister the centrality of the Cross and empty tomb for your […]

SMP, CMC students receive vicarage assignments

Eleven Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students celebrated vicarage assignments in chapel and will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Ten Specific Ministry Pastors (SMP) students of the 2017 spring cohort received vicarage assignments: Jacob Baumann, theCross Mount Dora, Mt. Dora, Fla., LCMS SELC District Matthew Cario, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Tacoma, […]