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Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

New concert series begins

The new academic year festivities included the second annual Opening Weekend Hymn Festival, which was held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus Aug.26 and featured an ensemble choir and guest artist Kantor Kevin Hildebrand of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. The festival marked the inaugural concert of the Concordia Seminary Concert […]

Regents chairman resigns

The following letter was sent to the faculty and staff from the President’s Office Aug. 22: “Dear Members of the Faculty and Staff, “Rev. Shawn Kumm has resigned as chairman of our Board of Regents, effective September 1. His letter is [below]. Rev. Kumm’s decision has many consequences for the governance of our Seminary. In […]

Dear alumni

The theme for our new, 180th academic year is “Here Am I! Send Me.” Transitioning from summer to fall, demands upon you increasing, I pray you’ll remember it is the Lord who is sending us and He promises to sustain you and me. Martin Franzmann’s hymn is one of the most realistic but also encouraging […]

FASPE fellow travels to Europe

Seminarian Christian Einertson spent two weeks of June in Europe for the 2018 Seminary Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). He traveled to Germany and Poland, including a visit to the site of the infamous Nazi concentration camp.

Thompson, Rutt featured on KFUO

Professor Mart Thompson recently spoke on KFUO’s “The Coffee Hour” about the Seminary’s Summer Lay Bible Institute “You Are a Royal Priesthood: God Calls All Christians to Serve.” The institute was held Aug. 4. He discussed what people can expect to learn, what a life of prayer looks like and how family gathers around the […]

Dear alumni

“Here am I! Send me.” is the theme for our new academic year, our 180th. It’s obviously about recruitment, and we thank you for raising church work as a possible vocation for your young people. Orientation for new students begins Aug. 20. Faculty and staff invest themselves in Orientation so that it will be a […]

Film festival to show Reformation 500 documentary

Concordia Seminary’s feature-length documentary “Reformation 500: The Impact of the Reformation Today” has been selected to be shown at the 2018 Great Lakes Christian Film Festival. In its fourth year, the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival will be held Aug. 3-5, 2018, at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y. “Reformation 500: The Impact of the […]

Ordinations 2018

Summer was filled with the ordinations of our recent graduates. Here is just a glimpse at a few occurring since graduation May 18. God be praised for these new shepherds in our midst! We look forward to welcoming our new students for Orientation Aug. 21-24! Please continue to keep our students in your prayers!

Sem at district conventions

Faculty and staff represented the Seminary at LCMS district conventions in 2018, including several in June. Representatives talked with delegates and guests about our ministerial formation programs, financial aid and admissions information. Many also took the opportunity to bring greetings to the convention delegates on behalf of the Seminary. Winners of the Seminary stadium blanket […]

Welcome Vocatio students!

High school students entering grades nine through 12 from all over the country were on campus June 23-28 for Vocatio, a five-day retreat to encourage them to find God’s calling for their lives through studying theology, learning from Seminary professors and engaging in thoughtful conversation. While on campus, students participated in Bible study, worship, a […]

$20k LWML grant awarded

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Missouri District awarded Concordia Seminary with a $20,000 mission grant recently to help support the education costs of the Graduate School’s international students. The Graduate School enrolls 42 foreign students who collectively are from 17 different countries. These countries include Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil, China, India, Norway, Venezuela, Taiwan, Thailand, […]