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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, […]

Dear alumni

May summer be giving you time for well-deserved rest and recharging! Years ago a friend told me not to plan the parish program for the next year during August. In August you’re rested and imagine you’ll have more energy than you’ll really have. Better now, early summer, when you are more realistic about what you […]

Scholl receives Ph.D.

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Seminary publications. Scholl received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English in the creative writing program at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., May 13. His dissertation was entitled “Of the Burning,” which focused on the Harlem Renaissance writer James Weldon Johnson and his […]

Dr. Paul Raabe

Raabe retires after 35 years

A tremendous colleague and a faithful teacher. That was the overriding message during a special reception May 16 for retiring faculty member Dr. Paul Raabe. Raabe, professor of Exegetical Theology, was celebrated at the reception held after chapel. After 35 years on the faculty, he retired at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. He […]

Multiethnic Symposium celebrates multiethnic ministries

The annual Multiethnic Symposium was held May 1-2 on campus, marking the first time the event was held in the spring after its move this year from January because of the change to semesters this academic year. This year’s Multiethnic Symposium was the largest ever, attracting 180 registrants. The annual event celebrates that the church […]