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Seminary celebrates faculty, staff authors

Faculty and staff members from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis are being honored for writing or contributing to published works during the 2020-21 academic year.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s amazing to consider how thoughtful hearts and minds were still going about the work of producing good theology for church and world,” said Dr. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Seminary Publications. “This list speaks to the ways Concordia Seminary’s faculty continues to engage the most pressing issues of our day, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The following faculty published books:
The following faculty and staff contributed to the festschrift, Let the Gospel Lead: Essays and Sermons in Honor of Dale A. Meyer [4] (Concordia Seminary Press, 2020):

Edited and introduction written by Dr. Travis Scholl, managing editor, Seminary Publications.


  • Dr. Joel Biermann [5], professor of Systematic Theology: “Truth and Unity”
  • Dr. David Maxwell [6], professor of Systematic Theology: “Translating Cyril of Alexandria Into Life and Ministry”
  • Dr. Douglas L. Rutt [7], provost: “Theological Education and Mission”
  • Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. [8], professor of Systematic Theology: “Beyond Facebook Love: Luther’s Two Kinds of Love and the Immigrant Other”
  • Rev. Dale Ward, senior media producer: “On (and Off) Main Street: The Multimedia Ministry of Dale A. Meyer”

Anatomies of a Sermon:

  • Dr. Peter Nafzger [9], assistant professor of Practical Theology: “Grace, Mercy, Peace … Lives of Significance by Dale. A. Meyer”
  • Dr. Glenn Nielsen [10], professor of Practical Theology: “Light from Above, Laser Our Hearts by Dale A. Meyer”
  • Dr. David Schmitt [11], professor of Practical Theology: “A Sermon on 1 Chronicles 16:23-31 by Dale A. Meyer”


  • Dr. Gerhard Bode [12], associate professor of Historical Theology: “The Festival of the Reformation” John 8:31-36
  • Dr. Thomas J. Egger [13], president: “Glory on the Mountain” Exodus 19:7-25
  • Dr. Erik Herrmann [14], professor of Historical Theology: “Johannes von Staupitz, Luther’s Father Confessor”
  • Dr. Richard Marrs [15], professor of Practical Theology: “A Sermon on John 17:11b-21”
  • Dr. David Peter [16], professor of Practical Theology: “Final Verdict: A Courtroom Drama based on Micah 6:1-8 (7:18-19)”
  • Dr. Timothy Saleska [2], professor of Exegetical Theology: “On the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation” Galatians 4:4-9
  • Dr. Mark Seifrid [17], professor of Exegetical Theology: “Come to Jesus, Rejoice with Jesus, Go with Jesus!” Luke 15:1-10
The following faculty contributed to books or publications:

Dr. Benjamin Haupt [18], associate provost and associate professor of Practical Theology: “The Conclusion of John’s Gospel: Did Tertullian know 20 or 21 Chapters?” in At One Remove: The Text of the NT in Early Translations and Quotations (Texts and Studies 24, 2020).

Dr. Robert Kolb [19], emeritus professor of Systematic Theology:

  • “Martin Luther’s Pedagogical Exposition of the Letter to Titus,” in Always Reforming: Reflection on Martin Luther and Biblical Studies: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Seifrid (Lexham, 2021).
  • “Joachim Mörlin and the Heidelberg ‘Defamation’ of Martin Luther,” in Fides, Confessio & Pietas. Studien zur Wirkungsgeschichte der Reformation (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2021).
  • “Damasas Dürr’s Preaching in Wittenberg Context,” in Common Man, Society and Religion in the 16th Century (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021).
  • “Die Kirche als Kleine Herde. Die Wittenberger Ekklesiologie des Kreuzes nach 1548,” in An den Rand gedrängt—den Rand gewählt. Marginalisierungsstrategien in der Frühen Neuzeit (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2021).

Dr. Philip Penhallegon [20], professor of Exegetical Theology: “Esther: Our Faithful God Works in Unexpected Ways” in Lexham Context Commentary: Old Testament (Lexham Press, 2020).

Dr. Paul Raabe [21], emeritus professor of Exegetical Theology: Published sermon studies for Pentecost 7 and 8 on Amos 7 and Jeremiah 23 in Concordia Pulpit Resources (2021).

Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. [8], professor of Systematic Theology

  • “Beyond Facebook Love: Luther’s Two Kinds of Love and the Immigrant Other” in Global Migration and Christian Faith: Implications for Identity and Mission (Wipf & Stock, 2020).
  • “Many Stories, One Spirit.” Christianity Today: Pastors Special Issue: “The Essential Work of Pastoral Care” (2021).

Dr. James W. Voelz [22], graduate professor of Exegetical Theology: “Standard/Classical Greek Constructions in the Gospel according to Mark and Their Importance for Interpretation” in Novum Testamentum Volume 62: Issue 4 (Brill, 2021).

For more information, contact Theological Research and Publication at 314-505-7117.

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) [23]. To learn more, visit csl.edu [24].

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