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Coast to Coast

By Kim Plummer Krull When friends heard about Rob Bailey’s first call as associate pastor at a Houston, Texas, congregation with more than 2,000 baptized members, many likely pictured him at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, helping with worship and Bible studies. Instead, this new Seminary graduate’s main role is to plant a new church in […]

Q&A: Rev. Steve Carretto (’10)

By Melanie Ave Rev. Steve Carretto’s path to the ministry was a winding one — sometimes fraught with doubt — but today he is ably leading the congregation where he served his vicarage while a student at Concordia Seminary, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Fla. In this wide-ranging conversation, Carretto shares the ups […]

Graduate to carry the Gospel to Alaska

By Kendra Whittle Standing at the front of the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Concordia Seminary’s Director of Placement Dr. Wallace Becker began announcing the list of students and their placements as pastors at congregations around the country. He read the first two names on the list and then, “Dustin Atkinson, Northwest District, […]

Dear alums

Dear alums, How wonderful the last days on campus! Some of you were here, and for you who weren’t, please know that the Theological Symposium and Alumni Reunion went very well. The first day of the symposium, I was down in my Sieck Hall office working with the door open while people were registering in […]

Dr. Meyer

From the President

Our seminaries are not graduating enough new pastors. This shortage is serious. Last April more than 60 congregations received the sad news on Call Day that there would be no graduate coming to their church. Some people come to worship rain or shine; almost nothing keeps them away. Others, sadly, have walked away from worship […]

Faculty Books

Faculty books, articles published in 2016-17

Faculty members who wrote or contributed to books published during the past academic year were honored at an annual reception co-hosted by Concordia Publishing House May 16, 2017. The professors’ published prose explored the Reformation, Martin Luther and a variety of theological themes. Honored were: Dr. Joel Biermann, Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of […]

Ben Haupt holds a Homiletics I class

Revised curriculum

By Joel Okamoto We will debut our revised Master of Divinity (M.Div.) curriculum this fall. As chair of the M.Div. curriculum review committee, I have received a lot of questions. Many were about what we were going to teach. How many new courses are there? What courses are you dropping? Will you still teach “Religious […]

‘Lights Out!’ eclipse party held

In the path of totality for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the Seminary hosted a campus eclipse party for faculty, staff, students and their families on Chapel Plaza that day. Everyone enjoyed themed food including MoonPies, Milky Way candy bars, Starburst candy and Sun Chips while the moon made its way in front of […]

179th academic year begins

New students, faculty and staff headed to 14 servant events citywide. The Seminary began its 179th academic year with a special worship service at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer served as preacher and introduced the theme for the year, “Faith […]