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Mission Central

Students, staff on a mission to learn

For the ninth year in a row, students, faculty, family and friends packed into a van Jan. 10 to journey to Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa, for two days of intensive learning. Those attending included Residential Alternate Route (RAR) students Nathan Speerbrecker and Andrew Wrasman; Master of Divinity (M.Div.) student Joshua Hileman; President Dr. Dale […]

Dear alumni

Do you ever have a moment when you suddenly recognize the obvious, when you discover something that’s been hidden in plain sight? Thanks to Dr. Timothy Saleska for giving me such a moment, and it was very encouraging. When I was interviewing Tim for our video program “Word and Work: An Intersection,” he said Concordia […]

Bush retires

Rev. John Bush, executive director of Seminary Support, was honored during chapel and with a reception in Koburg Hall Dec. 2 for his retirement on Dec. 31, 2019. Bush joined Seminary Advancement in January 2018 to be responsible for fund development strategies including the major gifts, midlevel giving and annual giving programs. He joined the […]

Dear alumni

“In repentance and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” (Is. 30:15 ESV) Lord Jesus, our alumni will rest the days after Christmas, and deservedly so. They have been busy with all the festivities of this season, holy and secular. In coming days they will put their loving […]

Sem at RSTM conference

Senior Coordinator of Alumni and Congregation Relations Melodie Bostic represented the Seminary Nov. 14–16 at the LCMS National Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM) conference in Minneapolis, Minn., catching up with Seminary alumni and friends. The theme of the conference was “Running with Endurance: Eyes Fixed on Jesus,” and the speakers and sessions focused on […]

Kolb speaks in Transylvania

Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Robert Kolb was one of 33 lecturers at a conference on the history of the Lutheran church in Siebenbürgen (Transylvania) Oct. 31–Nov. 4, held at the Theological Academy (Seminary) of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Siebenbürgen. Speakers from Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany and the United States […]

Suzuki visits Sem

Pictured left to right: Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of Historical Theology, director of Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts and coordinator of International Seminary Exchange Programs; Masaaki Suzuki, founder and musical director of the Bach Collegium Japan and Bruce Durazzi, librarian, special collections. It was an honor to have a special visit Nov. […]

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.