Concordia Seminary Newsroom

Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases
Thomas J. Egger, President, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Dear alumni

What have you been reading or learning lately? Stepping into the new role of Seminary president, I am realizing that I will have to work a lot harder to carve out time and space for personal reading and study. Those of you engaged in full-time ministry can relate to that I’m sure. It is easy […]

Dear alumni

What a treasure God has given us in Holy Scripture! What a privilege He has given us to be teachers of His Word to others, pointing them ultimately to the gracious Lord and mighty Savior of whom the Bible testifies! What strength, comfort, joy, wisdom, refreshment, mercy, hope and peace that God’s Spirit pours out […]

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Dear alumni

June is moving month at the Seminary. With U-haul trucks and over-stuffed cars driving away from our campus, transporting vicars to congregations across the country and candidates to their first calls, so also the U-hauls and the over-stuffed cars come rolling onto campus, bringing summer language students to campus to begin their program here with […]

Dear alumni

Call Day is a high point of the year here for students and their families as well as for our faculty and staff. One of the church’s district presidents told me this week that Call Day is one of the brightest spots in his ministry each year — a day full of such hope and […]

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Dear alumni

Greetings to our alumni, in the name of Jesus, from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis! I pray this newsletter finds you well. Here on campus, the trees and spring flowers are bursting into bloom, and the fountain outside the library’s north doors has come back to life again after its cold winter’s rest. The coming of […]

Dear alumni

You have all heard the big news by now: Concordia Seminary has a new president! It has been a fairly long process to bring us to this point, but now God has brought Dr. Thomas J. Egger into this office and we rejoice. Of course, we also pray. We pray for Dr. Egger, we pray […]

Dear alumni

When my brother Klemet and I were students at Clayton High School, we both played on the same intramural basketball team. One Saturday we went to play a game at Wydown Middle School. When we arrived, we discovered that we were the only two from our team that were there. The others were all sick […]

Dear alumni

Happy New Year! Will we ever leave the previous year behind with greater relief? What a year it has been! For the foreseeable future, all one will have to do is say “2020” to conjure up all sorts of distressing thoughts. As Christians, we certainly do not enter the New Year only with thoughts of […]

Dear alumni

“I bring you good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10 ESV). Really? Joy? During these “Coronavirus times?” Well, we’ve had good news, haven’t we? The apparent production of at least two effective vaccines against the virus? Yes, but the virus itself is spreading more rapidly than ever. How long will it go on? Are we […]

Two-day Student Convocation on Race Relations held

Students and faculty attended a two-day Student Convocation on Race Relations Sept. 22-23, which was organized in place of the 2020 Theological Symposium, which was canceled because of the pandemic. The convocation focused on racism as it affects Black communities in the United States, and addressed how racism affects Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Black church […]

Dear alumni,

“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’”Mark 16:15 (ESV) These words of Jesus provide the church with her mission. Thus, Christians do not have the right to take them or leave them. They are not simply a suggestion. They are not indicating a hobby […]

Dear alumni

Concordia Seminary’s 182nd academic year is on its way. Students are back in class. Professors are back in the classroom with them. The weather is getting cooler. Everybody is happy. Does that sound just a little bit over the top? I’m not sure it is too far off the mark. We are still dealing with […]