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Service of lessons and carols

Advent is a season marked by special church services that inspire reverence and awe, but Dec. 13 was a particularly special morning in chapel. Associate Professor of Historical Theology Dr. Erik Herrmann led the Seminary community in a Service of Lessons and Carols with Nicholas Gonzalez, a fourth-year seminarian, assisting. “God chose to save us […]

Gifts bless students, families

“This is so generous,” first-year seminarian Brandon Metcalf said Dec. 10 as he picked up gifts for his family from a congregation that had “adopted” them for Christmas. Ministerial Formation and Admissions Senior Administrative Assistant Diane Parker said there were 26 generous donors who purchased Christmas gifts for children of seminarians this year. Those donors […]

From the mission field

Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology Director Dr. John Loum and Associate Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Abjar Bahkou worked side-by-side Nov. 4-16 on a mission trip to The Gambia, where Loum is serving through January in his role as a part-time missionary for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The trip was marked by meaningful events like […]

Sem plans new apartments

A Nov. 8 article in the St. Louis Business Journal shared the Seminary’s plans to renovate some older student housing into new apartments. The 10,146-square-foot property, located at 6701 San Bonita Ave., has been vacant since June 2018. The number of apartments the building will have following renovation is still to be determined, but it […]

Dear alumni

In these days of Christmas duties, services, gatherings, visitation and all else, permit me to say what you already know. You are doing a precious work of God. Somewhere Martin Franzmann wrote about a man who went home from church with nothing but a word in his pocket. That’s the Good Word from God that […]

Gibbs wraps of commentary trilogy

With the arrival of Concordia Commentary: Matthew 21:1–28:20 from the printer Nov. 30, Dr. Jeff Gibbs, professor of Exegetical Theology, has completed his three-volume commentary series. This third volume begins in Matthew 21 with Jesus’ triumphal entry; journeys through Jesus’ betrayal, death and Resurrection; and culminates in the Great Commission. Gibbs is well-known for his […]

New Dean of Faculty

Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer announced Dr. David Peter as the new dean of faculty Nov. 7 to all faculty and staff. “We all know the Christian character, diligent work ethic and love for our Savior and His mission that David consistently shows,” Meyer said. “His rich experience in parish ministry and in many […]

Dear alumni

As the demands of ministry efforts increase this Advent and Christmas season, may the Savior’s coming bless and encourage you in your own walk with God. I have been musing for some time about how hard it is for us to get a message heard in our time of communication overload. After speaking last week […]

Fall Lay Bible Institute in review

The Fall Lay Bible Institute, led by Professor David Lewis, took place four Wednesday evenings in October. Each week, attendees explored the various ways American cinema has appropriated the biblical narrative, Christian theology and the redemptive theme of Scripture to tell its own stories. Lewis reported that between 35 and 40 people attended the workshop, […]

After Chapel Concert Series Debuts

The After Chapel Concert Series debuted Oct. 2 in the chapel balcony with an organ recital by our very own Drs. Jim Marriott and David Maxwell. Maxwell played “Litanies” by Jehan Alain and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Andante Tranquillo” from Sonata III. Marriott played three variations of “Lord, Thee I Love.” In the second concert of the […]

Preachers soccer recap

Concordia Seminary’s Preachers soccer team enjoyed a successful season culminating in winning two coveted cups. The first victory occurred Sept. 28 in a game against Covenant Theological Seminary for the WittenEva Cup. This cup represents the two seminaries’ historical traditions that arose from Wittenberg and Geneva respectively. The Preachers also won the Nicea Cup against […]

Theological Symposium focuses on the cross

More than 175 people attended the Seminary’s 29th Annual Theological Symposium, “The Cross Alone is Our Theology,” held Sept. 18-19. The symposium featured plenaries, sectionals, an art exhibition in the library curated by the Intersect Arts Center in St. Louis and a Prof ’n Stein with Dr. Erik Herrmann, associate professor of Historical Theology, director […]