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Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]