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Seminary donor turns 100

Lutheran pastors have always played a big role in the life of Mildred Nienaber. When she was baptized as a child in 1916. When she was confirmed in the faith as a teenager. When she married the love of her life, the late William “Bill” Nienaber, in 1951. … When he died in 2009 on […]

Scholarships offered for minority students

Gerard Bolling came to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis from his Brooklyn, N.Y., home to become a faithful minister of the Gospel. Now in his fourth year at the Seminary, Bolling, 25, is thankful for the Robert H. King Minority Student Endowment Fund Scholarship for helping reduce his tuition costs and make his dream of a […]

One town, five seminarians

By Jackie Parker It’s one thing for three people to be childhood friends. It’s quite another for three people to attend the same kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and seminary together. Aaron Hauser, Casey Kegley and Craig Reiter grew up a few blocks from each other in the small town of Grafton, Wis., population […]

Concordia Seminary student receives FASPE fellowship

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis second-year student Paul Flo was recently selected as a recipient of a 2016 Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Flo was selected from 175 applicants to receive one of 12 FASPE fellowships. He is the first student from Concordia Seminary to receive this distinction. The fellowship includes […]

Seminary president to stand for election as Synod president

In response to the announcement of the slate of candidates for president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to be elected this summer, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis issues the following statement: “Concordia Seminary, St. Louis confirms today that Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, our beloved leader and a humble servant of the Lord, has been […]

Being accountable in God’s household of creation

When “Noah” came out starring Russell Crowe, a number of Christians took issue with the movie for never mentioning the word “God.” Instead, Noah referred to God throughout the movie simply as the “Creator.” There is something both basic and profound about speaking of Jesus as both Creator and Redeemer. Not the least of which […]

Helping the Seminary be accountable in a diverse world

Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying says his heart is in education and his passion is mission work. Seying joined the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in September as associate dean for urban and cross-cultural ministries and the Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry. He oversees the Seminary’s two ethnic-focused pastoral formation programs, the […]

'This is what I’m made for'

By Melanie Ave James Kirschenmann was a pastor’s kid who spent five years of his childhood at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church—College Hill, on the outskirts of downtown St. Louis. It was a turbulent time in the neighborhood, filled with much racial tension. But something about his time there from 1963-68 left a lasting impression on […]

‘It’s not about me. It’s about God’

By Kim Plummer Krull Christine Ouko’s gentle voice grows soft when she recalls the survivors she counseled as a social work intern at a women’s hospital in Nairobi. When post-election violence rocked Kenya seven years ago, she listened to stories of abuse, longing to offer more than she was equipped for with only a bachelor’s […]

Concordia Seminary volunteers raise $10K for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $10,700 at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser held Jan. 28 in Koburg Hall, surpassing its goal of $10,000. Thirty-one “shavees,” including Concordia Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, various faculty and staff members, students and additional supporters from the St. Louis community participated in the event. St. Baldrick’s head-shaving […]