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Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

Dear alumni

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”(Hebrews 13:8 ESV) As we enter into a new academic year, may I ask you to reminisce a bit? Think back on the time when you were just beginning your studies at Concordia Seminary. Perhaps it was 20 years ago, or 30, or 40 or only […]

Meyer to serve Advancement

In an email to the Seminary community July 7, Interim President Dr. Daniel Preus said, “In thanksgiving to God for the long and faithful service of Dr. Dale A. Meyer, the Seminary Board of Regents bestowed on him the title of President Emeritus. In addition, the Board recognized Dr. Meyer’s deep understanding of the culture […]

Ordination news

It’s been exciting to hear about the many ordinations and installations that have been happening this summer as our graduates begin their new roles in congregations around the country. We pray God’s blessings on all of these men and for the congregations in which they are now serving. Enjoy this sampling of ordination and installation […]

Summer classes begin

Dr. David Lewis, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology, teaches his Greek class. The campus came back to life July 6 as students began in-person summer language classes. The Seminary is taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of its community. In keeping with St. Louis County public health orders, students, staff and faculty […]

Presidential painting begins

Joseph Daily photographs President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer outside to take advantage of the natural light. Artist Joseph Daily was on campus in July to prepare for the portrait he has been commissioned to paint of the Seminary’s 10th president Dr. Dale A. Meyer, who retired June 30. Daily and Jenny Heard Beckham, a […]

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 […]