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Provost Dr. Jeff Kloha to leave Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis announced today that Dr. Jeff Kloha, provost and professor of exegetical theology, has accepted a position as director of Collections Operations at Museum of the Bible effective late July 2017. In his new position, Kloha will oversee the staff, operations and exhibits for the largest private collection of biblical manuscripts and […]

Documentary highlights Reformation’s impact on today’s world

Martin Luther triggered the Reformation on Oct. 31, 1517, with the posting of his 95 Theses on the Castle Church doors in Wittenberg, Germany. Now, 500 years later, that momentous event that ignited the West continues to have a great effect on our lives and our world, stretching from the church and beyond. In celebration […]

Hymn competition winners announced

Three Concordia Seminary students wrote winning hymns in this year’s Pamela Anne Prevallet Memorial Fund Annual Hymn Competition. The competition was created in June 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Prevallet in remembrance of their daughter. The contest seeks to encourage the development of hymn writers for the church who will serve present and […]

Summer Lay Bible Institute set for Aug. 5

We are living in a scientific age and our theology should be adequate to deal with the assumptions, methods and findings of modern science. Pastors, church leaders and lay people alike are invited to attend the Summer Lay Bible Institute “What Christians in a Scientific Age Should Know About Theology” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, […]

Registration opens for online Greek language course

Students who seek to gain proficiency in the biblical languages may now enroll in an online Greek course that will be taught during the 2017-18 academic year at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This is the third year that this course will be offered, with Dr. James W. Voelz, longtime Greek instructor and graduate professor of […]

Distinguished alumni William Hecht enters rest

William H. Hecht, a 1960 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and a recipient of the Seminary’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, entered rest June 12, 2017 at his home in Vienna, Va. A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Va., with final internment at Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton, […]

In the Spotlight: Dr. Beth Hoeltke

By Kendra Whittle Look up the definition of multitasker and you might find a photo of Dr. Beth Hoeltke. Among her varied responsibilities, she manages the front-end operations at the campus library, looks after about 200 graduate students to help ensure they are on track to complete their degrees and schedules nationwide presentations of the […]

Maxwell, Sanchez to full professors

The Board of Regents officially advanced Dr. David Maxwell and Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. to the rank of full professor. The regents made this decision during their May 18 meeting. Maxwell is the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology and was previously an assistant professor of Systematic Theology. Sánchez […]

Congratulations, Dr. Voelz

A Festschrift containing 19 essays by fellow scholars, colleagues and former students from seven different countries has been published in honor of Dr. James W. Voelz, the Seminary’s Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament! The volume, The Press of the Text: Biblical Studies in Honor of James W. Voelz, will be available for […]

Welcome, new staff!

There’s a familiar face back at the Seminary after more than two years. Donna Werner is the new administrative assistant for Resident Field Education. She previously worked in the vicarage office with Dr. Glenn Nielsen from 2008-15. She retired in January 2015, but says she’s missed her work at the Seminary and decided to return. […]

Final Bach at the Sem concert for the year held

The final Bach at the Sem concert of the 2016-17 series was held May 7 in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The concert featured three complete cantatas: BWV 6, Bleib’ bei uns, denn es will Abend werden; BWV 104, Du Hirte Israel, höre!; and BWV 42, Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats. The […]

Convocation focuses on congregations

Many important matters from the 2016-17 academic year were highlighted at a special convocation May 17 in Werner Auditorium. Strategic goals for the next year also were discussed by Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer and other Seminary faculty members and leaders. The theme was “Concordia Seminary and Congregations.” Topics included the M.Div. residential program […]