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Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

Dear alumni

“I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Rom. 1:16) On Aug. 25, 1975, I was ordained. Eight days later I was making a call on one of our members in a nursing home. […]

Dear alumni

We are in a time of transition, and I would say that is true on many fronts. Most obviously, we are transitioning from Dr. Dale A. Meyer’s 15 years as Seminary president — significant in itself. On another level, we are in the process of transitioning back to face-to-face classes on campus. At still another level, we are […]

Promotions, sabbaticals announced

During the May 15 Board of Regents meeting, the following decisions were made regarding faculty promotions and sabbaticals: Emeritus status was granted to two retiring professors, Dr. Andrew Bartelt, formerly the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology, and to Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, professor of Exegetical Theology. Dr. Dale A. Meyer was awarded President […]

Dear alumni

“This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations” (Matt. 24:14 ESV). As Diane and I move back to Collinsville, Ill., at the end of this month, one thought is foremost in my mind and passionate in my heart. Presidents, pastors and all church workers are […]

Dear alumni

While excitement is building for Call Day, April 28, the mood is obviously different this year. Morale is good but the topsy-turvy of this pandemic is not what anyone was expecting. Classes are finishing the semester online. We didn’t miss a day of instruction. Meetings are online, campus events that bring thousands to campus every […]

Sem wives encourage one another

On March 23, Women’s Coordinator Katie Nafzger and Specific Ministry Pastor Program Student Wives Coordinator Celina Haupt began placing books from Concordia Publishing House on the steps of the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus for the wives of our seminarians who are on campus during the coronavirus pandemic. “God’s timing was perfect in […]

Dear alumni

We hope and pray that you and yours are well, physically and spiritually. As First Article people, we trust our Creator is merciful and pray that He will preserve our bodily health. “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; […]

Sem at BPM

Those attending the event from the Seminary includes, from left, Associate Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Richard Marrs and Seminary Advancement’s Melodie Bostic, Randy Fauser, Kathy Luther and Vicki Biggs. Several members of the faculty and staff as well as students attended the Best Practices for Ministry (BPM) Conference, held Feb. 20–22 in Phoenix, Ariz. […]

Dear alumni

Thank you for your support of our Seminary! Several years ago we started this newsletter to strengthen the ties between us by sharing news and stories about the Sem as it is today. About “the Sem as it is today,” let me share a few thoughts. We are grieved by the announced closing of Concordia […]

Alumni game benefits The Hope Center for Families

The fourth annual Alumni Basketball Game, “Hoops for Hope,” held Feb. 7, was a night full of heart-warming competition. During the game, Concordia Seminary Preachers basketball players faced off against alumni, with alumni claiming victory with a final score of 71-70. The event raised awareness for The Hope Center for Families, a ministry of Bethlehem […]

Faith and Film Festival debuts

Seminary wife Anna Otterman, left, fills popcorn containers with the help of Campus Events Coordinator Natalie Piacentini. Concordia Seminary’s first Faith and Film Festival was a success Jan. 23-25, with 75 participants representing 16 states attending the gathering. Geared toward people interested in film and theology, the festival served as an opportunity for participants to […]