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Concordia Theology website, Concordia Journal redesigned

cjJust in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, Concordia Journal and Concordia Theology’s website, www.concordiatheology.org, have a new look. Both recently went through redesigns, which were spurred by results of an online survey conducted last summer. The redesign of the journal and the website will allow the Seminary to better integrate content between the two platforms in more dynamic ways.

The new look for Concordia Journal — our flagship quarterly journal — debuted in February with a special double winter/spring issue that aims to be easier to read and more attractive, with new typefaces and the increased use of color and images. The issue, which was co-edited by Rev. Travis Scholl and Dr. Erik Herrmann, features articles celebrating the Reformation anniversary from the faculty’s renowned Reformation scholars. It provides a wealth of insights for how we understand Luther for today.

Seminary Graphic Designer XiaoPei Chen completed the redesign of the journal, which can be viewed at www.concordiatheology.org. To subscribe, visit store.csl.edu/cj or call Concordia Seminary Press at 314-505-7117.

Like the journal, one of the goals for the website redesign was to be more user-friendly. The site is designed to make it easier to find resources for preaching and congregational ministry. It also integrates the vast treasure trove of content from the Seminary’s archives, scholar.csl.edu, with full search capabilities.

Concordiatheology.org is a space where theology happens, and where theological thinking intersects current events, contemporary cultures and global society, said Rev. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Seminary publications. The website also features more content related to current trends and events in culture and society and current faculty projects.

In addition to its new look, www.concordiatheology.org also includes:

  • The Pulpit – preaching resources
  • Congregations – resources for teaching and Bible study
  • CJ online – the digital platform of Concordia Journal

As a resource of the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the theology that happens on www.concordiatheology.org comes out of the confessional Lutheran Christian tradition. In the best of that tradition, it provides a forum for open conversation between perspectives within that tradition, as well as other religious and theological perspectives, to cultivate a vigorous life of the mind in service to the Gospel.

Concordia Seminary’s Creative Services Manager Jayna Rollings was the creative director/designer and Lewis Mendez was the web developer for the project.

Concordia Journal and www.concordiatheology.org are two of the many theological resources the faculty of Concordia Seminary provide to Church and world.