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The Gospel of Mark performances set for fall 2019

Two events scheduled for IL, MO

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ dramatic presentation of The Gospel of Mark has two showings scheduled in September 2019:

Friday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Center in Sedalia, Mo.; and
Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Pekin, Ill.

During The Gospel of Mark, the text comes alive as never before. The presentation is neither a simple recitation of the text nor a play based upon it. Instead, it is an interpretation of the way the text might have impacted those who first received it. Both Christians and non-Christians will learn the context and tone of Mark’s Gospel account as they come to see the “human” side of the Bible.

The cast consists of faculty members and Seminary alumni who give enthralling presentations of God’s life-giving Word:

  • Dr. Kent Burreson, the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean of Chapel at Concordia Seminary;
  • Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary;
  • Dr. Ron Rall, part-time missionary to Papua New Guinea and retired pastor of Timothy Lutheran Church, St. Louis;
  • Dr. David Schmitt, the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature at Concordia Seminary;
  • Dr. James W. Voelz, the Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament Theology at Concordia Seminary; and
  • Dr. Michael Zeigler, speaker of The Lutheran Hour.

The Gospel of Mark runs around two hours, 30 minutes, including intermission. Presentations are free and open to the public. Freewill offerings may be made to support future presentations. To learn more, visit

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit