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Dear alumni

“As the Father has sent me, so also I am sending you” (John 20:21 ESV). Please remember to pray for candidates from both seminaries as they receive their first calls. They’re filled with excitement, and apprehension too. Please surround them with your prayers and encouraging presence. Sixty-two pastoral candidates will receive calls from our Seminary. […]

Congratulations Stair Climb team!

Congratulations to the Seminary’s Stair Climb Team, which climbed up 40 stories (856 steps) March 24 and raised $2,000 for the American Lung Association (ALA) during the Fight for Air Climb stair climb race. A team of 13 Seminary students, staff and friends participated this year in the event held in the Metropolitan Square Building […]

Dear alumni

May this Holy Week also be holy for you. As you lead your people to the cross and empty tomb, may the week be sanctified by your own meditation on what our Savior has done for you and for us all. Last month I shared several things I’ve been reading. Not that you’re going to […]

Scientific cosmology lecture

Dr. George Murphy was the presenter in our ongoing Theological History of Science lecture series, giving a presentation on “Religious Beliefs in Scientific Cosmology” Feb. 6. Murphy is a retired minister who has a doctorate in theoretical physics from Johns Hopkins University. He writes and speaks on issues of science and theology. He is an […]

New piano arrives

An anonymous donor gave the Seminary a new Boston petite baby grand piano, which was installed in the choir loft in early February. A piano dedication will be held as part of the morning chapel service Tuesday, April 17. Renowned pianist Mark Laverty has been invited to play a short recital during the dedication, in […]

Miscarriage memorial service held

Led by the Concordia Seminary Life Team, the Seminary community joined together for a Rite of Remembrance in chapel Feb. 2 to bring comfort to all who mourn the tragedy of miscarriage and stillbirth. “What happens to one happens to us all,” said Professor Erik Herrmann, who preached on Psalm 30. “Too long, too often […]

Sem represented at BPM

Staff members posed for a photo with author Donna Pyle at the Best Practices for Ministry conference. Students, faculty and staff were all on hand for the 2018 Best Practices for Ministry conference in Phoenix, Ariz. There were plenty of opportunities to connect with Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer at the 2018 Best Practices […]

Preach on, Preachers!

The Concordia Seminary Preachers are the Preacher Classic victors! The team won in decisive victories over Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Gateway Seminary in Granite City, Ill., during the Jan. 19-20 tournament held on campus. Congratulations!

Sanchez, Elowsky in Ethopia

Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. at the seminary. Dr. Joel Elowsky at the seminary. Chevron Chevron Throughout the month of January, Professor of Historical Theology Dr. Joel Elowsky and the Werner R.H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. taught courses on the Reformation and modern church history, respectively, […]

Ready, set, slide!

Professor David Lewis and his Greek students stand by and on the frozen fountain. Hayden Lukas takes a slide in celebration of passing his Greek final. Students “skate” in a train formation on the frozen fountain. Chevron Chevron Congratulations to Professor David Lewis’ Greek students who passed their final Jan. 19 with the traditional celebratory […]

Dear alumni

The people you serve are blessed by your ministry! In these days of Lent, your duties heavy, I pray upon your own personal devotion an abundant measure of God’s Spirit for your continuing growth in sanctification and joy in service. Let me share with you some readings I’m finding helpful. Like many of you, our […]

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event

Students, faculty and staff will “brave the shave” once again for the St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in Koburg Hall. This will be the seventh time the Seminary has hosted a St. Baldrick’s event, and participants hope to raise $11,000 in the fight against childhood cancer. To sign up to […]