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Dear alumni

We enter the season of gathering. There will be many gatherings, plural. Families, friends, organizations, clubs, co-workers. … We’ll have those gatherings at the Seminary just as you will in your place, but now I’m commenting on the singular gathering as a principle of life together. Our western culture deceives us into hearing “you” in […]

Alumni Reunion renews friendships

The 2019 Alumni Reunion, held on campus Oct. 24–25, welcomed about 100 graduates, spouses and widows. Reunion highlights included a special recognition of the jubilarian class of 1969 and all alumni in chapel; a banquet featuring The Gospel of Mark presentation by Lutheran Hour Speaker Dr. Michael Zeigler; a presentation by Dr. Thomas Zelt, pastor […]

Dissen scholarship winner

During chapel Oct. 24, second-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) student Alex Smith was recognized as the recipient of The Rev. David V. and Judith Dissen Excellence in the Study of the Lutheran Confessions (Book of Concord) Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to an M.Div. or Residential Alternate Route (RAR) student in his second year […]

Dear alumni

“Teach us to number our days” (Ps. 90:12 ESV). You may have heard that Diane and I have decided to retire. First, I want to share a video featuring the Chairman and Vice Chairman of our Board of Regents, Rev. Todd Peperkorn and Rev. Max Mons. This video was shared at our Alumni Reunion last […]

New app enhances Theological Symposium experience

This year’s Theological Symposium marked a first for the Seminary: a new events app! The free mobile app allowed symposium attendees to personalize their experience from their smart phones, view presentations and speaker bios, and connect with others who were on campus for the event. The app will be used again during next year’s symposium.

Farewell to Ferdie

With great sadness, Seminary President Dr. Dale A. and Mrs. Diane Meyer said goodbye to their faithful friend, Ferdie, a golden retriever, Sept. 16. Ferdie was a beloved family member not just to the Meyers but to the whole Seminary community. “Ferdie was a major presence on campus. Four times a day Diane took him […]

Theological Symposium explores devotion

Attendees explored what it means to live wholehearted, Christ-centered lives at the 30th Annual Theological Symposium Sept. 17-18, the Seminary’s largest ever with about 400 people in attendance. Events included plenaries led by Seminary professors Dr. David Schmitt, Dr. Charles Arand, Dr. Timothy Saleska and Dr. Bruce Hartung; the Fifth Annual Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury […]

Dear alumni

How challenging the ministry is, that we strive to transform lives! But who among us doesn’t carry guilt for our failures? During my first stint at the Seminary, almost 40 years ago, the faculty did theological interviews of fourth-year students. One of my favorite questions: “You’re before God in judgment, and He shows you someone […]

Joint Boards of Regents meet

The Boards of Regents of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW), and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL) held a productive joint meeting Aug. 8–9 in Fort Wayne. The two boards agreed to establish a formal process for the leadership of each board to meet regularly, in addition to the bylaw-established annual joint meeting of […]

Dear alumni

Last Friday I began my sermon for the opening of the new year with a question to students. Pointing to insane violence in our communities and world, I asked, “And you’re holing up here in this secluded place to study theology? What’s with that? The world thinks it’s irrelevant.” My text was John 9:1-5. The […]

Okamoto in São Leopoldo

Dr. Joel Okamoto, the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology, recently taught “Theology of Scripture” at the graduate school of Seminário Concórdia in São Leopoldo, Brazil. The class included 21 students – all of whom are pastors from Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. Lucas Becker, former Concordia Seminary exchange student, and George Felten, […]

Kloha discusses Museum of the Bible

Former Concordia Seminary Provost Dr. Jeff Kloha was on campus July 29 to record a new episode of “Word and Work: An Intersection.” He spoke with Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer about his role as chief curatorial officer at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., and discussed, floor by floor, details of […]