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Alumni Council on campus

Concordia Seminary’s Alumni Council members met on campus April 11-12. Throughout their two-day retreat, the group reviewed plans for September’s Alumni Reunion, the role and responsibilities of faculty advisers, goals of the new Generations 20/20 Campaign, and the latest figures on enrollment and recruiting. Council members also received a special presentation from The Lutheran Church—Missouri […]

Loum’s mission work continues

Dr. John Loum, the Seminary’s director of the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology, recently returned to the United States after having spent several months as a missionary in The Gambia, his home country. He will return to The Gambia in October. Loum’s part-time mission work is a partnership between Concordia Seminary and The Lutheran Church—Missouri […]

Encouraging questions in church

Dr. Erica Carlson, physics professor from Purdue University, challenged Seminary students and pastors alike to welcome and respect all questions of theology and faith from their congregations, especially those from college students, during a special campus lecture “Can I Ask That in Church?” April 23 in the Presidents Room. By doing so, Carlson said, it […]

Donor Appreciation Day held

A special Donor Appreciation Day luncheon was held in Koburg Hall. Supporters worship in chapel. Chevron Chevron The Seminary welcomed about 100 donors to campus April 20 for Donor Appreciation Day. The group worshiped in chapel, heard a student panel and a presentation from Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, and enjoyed lunch. How grateful […]

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 […]