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Dear alumni

I’ve been a vacancy pastor many times and now am honored to help out with Ken Klaus on The Lutheran Hour. I hope two recent emails from listeners will affirm your faith and public ministry. Several listeners were concerned when I said you could lose your faith. So many people are afraid these days of […]

Alumni Spotlight: Rev. Claude Houge (’96)

Chevron Chevron Rev. Claude Houge (’96 grad) was able to through-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) twice — in 2011 and 2015.  It was an amazing experience for him, and he’s done some other long-distance hiking every year since 2011 with some of the friends he met on the first hike including sections of the AT, the Colorado […]

Welcome, Glynis!

Glynis Sekarski Glynis Sekarski is a donor stewardship specialist in Advancement Services. She previously worked at Penn Mutual as a new business processor and at Maritz Travel as a registration specialist in guest services. She graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies and minored in public relations. Sekarski is married […]

Convocation held

Seminary President Dale A. Meyer shares news and updates from the recent Board of Regents meeting at a convocation Oct. 25, including an update on the Seminary’s new financial aid policy for M.Div. and RAR students. The campus master plan, the search for a new provost and strategic priorities were just three items discussed at […]

Reformation500 Service

The chapel is full for the service. To make room for visitors, extra seats were set up in the narthex and overflow seating was in Sieck Hall. The children’s choir, assembled from throughout the St. Louis area, sings“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast.” Dr. Peter Nafzger offers a meditation on sola Scriptura. Chevron Chevron The “three solas” […]

Dear Alumni

Diane asked me if Luther really wrote all that’s being attributed to him, so much Luther are we hearing! I trust this anniversary has given you some new insights not only into the Reformer but especially into our Savior and holy faith. The most sobering thing I’ve learned is what Luther wrote on grace. Pauline […]

Seminary graduates help with hurricane relief

CSL alumni sprang to action to help those in Houston following the devastation left behind in Hurricane Harvey’s wake. Rob Bailey (‘17), left, of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas participated with a group of church volunteers working all over the community cleaning up and repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Kevin Hohnstadt (’17) […]

Congratulations, Preachers!

The Preachers soccer team celebrated its first soccer win of the 2017 season Sept. 15 against Kenrick Seminary, which the team shut out 5-0. The team hopes the win is a preview of the Nicea Cup, set for Oct. 20. Congratulations, Preachers! Follow the link for more upcoming games: www.csl.edu/campus-life/athletics/.

Concordia Seminary honors first responders

Chevron Chevron First responders joined students, faculty and staff for a special chapel service and reception in their honor Sept. 29. It was the Seminary second First Responders Appreciation Day; the first one was held in 2015. Rev. Kyle Castens, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Festus, Mo., and chaplain of the Festus Fire Department, […]

Friends, classmates reunite at Alumni Reunion

Chevron Chevron The 2017 Alumni Reunion was held Sept. 21-22 on campus. A special welcome was extended to graduates, spouses and widows of class years ending in “7” or “2.” Reunion highlights included recognition of the jubilarian class of 1967; a welcome and update from Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer and Diane Meyer; a […]

28th Annual Symposium focuses on justification

Chevron Chevron The 28th Annual Theological Symposium was held on campus Sept. 19-20. The theme was “The Just Shall Live By Faith: The Reformation Word for Then and Now,” and focused on the concept of justification, both for the time of Martin Luther and for today. The symposium included lecturers from Concordia Seminary and other […]