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Christmas carillon concert set for Dec. 12

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis invites friends and neighbors in the St. Louis area to gather for an enchanting outdoor Christmas carillon concert at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, on the Seminary campus. Combined with the Christmas lights on the trees in the campus’ Concordia Park and the setting sun, the concert will remind listeners of the […]

Kolb publishes new work on Luther’s treatise

Dr. Robert Kolb, professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has published Luther’s Treatise On Christian Freedom and Its Legacy with Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. Kolb provides a commentary on Luther’s treatise, On Christian Freedom, in its historical context. He traces the key ideas as they developed out of Luther’s […]

Seminary celebrates ordination, commissioning anniversaries

The celebrated faculty, emerti and staff gather for a photo. Dr. Francis Rossow, professor emeritus, front left, joined the photo at the request of Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer in recognition of his 71st ordination anniversary. Front row, left to right: Dr. Francis Rossow, professor emeritus, Dr. James Marriott, director of Musical Arts, Dr. Erik […]

Giving Tuesday campaign raises record $62,672

Thanks to 149 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised a record $62,672 on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Seminary set a goal of raising $60,000, which included a matching gift from a generous donor. Donations were matched dollar for dollar up to the first $25,000. The raised funds will be used where needed most to support the […]

New one-year sermon series available from Concordia Seminary Press

Concordia Seminary Press of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is offering a new one-year sermon series as a free download, 66 Texts from 66 Books: A One Year Preaching Schedule by Dr. Paul Deterding.   The series offers preachers the opportunity to preach a text from each book of the entire Bible in one church year. This preaching schedule is […]

Professor Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying enters rest

Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying, the Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, associate dean for Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, and associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered eternal rest in Christ Jesus Nov. 23, 2019. He was 55 years old. Visitation is set for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. […]

2020 Pre-Lenten Workshop explores ethnicity, nationality

How do the Scriptures address issues of race and how do those biblical details point us to Christ? This is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “Lent for All Nations” for pastors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The annual Pre-Lenten Workshop is held each year to help pastors develop their worship resources […]

Support the Sem this Giving Tuesday

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis friends and supporters are invited to help prepare pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and other church leaders by making a gift on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3. Gifts made during the Seminary’s #GivingTuesday campaign will be used to meet the needs of the Seminary and its students where needed most. “We are pleased to be part […]

Fall assignments, calls announced

Four calls and vicarage assignments and were recognized Nov. 1 in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Pictured here, back row, left to right: Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, Director of Placement and Director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships Dr. Glenn Nielsen and Director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate […]

Marrs publishes book on Christian counseling

Dr. Richard W. Marrs, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Residential Alternate Route (RAR) Programs at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has published a new book, Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered. Before joining the Seminary faculty, Marrs earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago, Ill., and […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute set for Feb. 8

“David and the Psalms” is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Feb. 8 Winter Lay Bible Institute, led by Professor of Exegetical Theology and Dean of Ministerial Formation Dr. Timothy Saleska.   Participants will reflect on the truths expressed in the Psalms – and will receive concrete suggestions to help them in their devotional practice.   […]

Registration opens for inaugural Faith and Film Festival Jan. 23-25

All Christian theology and film aficionados should mark their calendars for the inaugural Faith and Film Festival presented by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Jan. 23-25, 2020. The festival will feature 40 hours of enthralling screenings and challenging discussions led by theologians and film experts. Throughout the festival, attendees will ponder and explore Christian themes in contemporary cinema and develop […]