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Nominees for Seminary president announced

The following 44 individuals have been nominated as candidates for election as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, per Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Bylaws, and have allowed their names to stand for consideration: Dr. Joel D. Biermann Dr. Ralph Blomenberg Dr. Gerhard H. Bode Jr. Dr. Jon S. Bruss Dr. Kirk M. Clayton […]

Burreson, Hoeltke author free Bible study on natural burial

Dr. Kent Burreson, associate professor of Systematic Theology, and Dr. Beth Hoeltke, director of the Graduate School, from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, have authored Natural Burial: The Final Journey, a free downloadable six-unit Bible study available on Concordia Theology, the faculty blog. “Our work on natural burial grew out of our mutual interests in worship, […]

SMP students recognized for program completion, calls

The 2017 cohort was recognized for their SMP calls during the Jan. 10 service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Back row, pictured left to right: Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Douglas L. Rutt, Tyler Cronkright, Jeffrey Sutherlin, Joseph Glombicki, Steven Holtman and Wynn Derong. Middle […]

It’s game on for ‘Hoops for Hope’

It will be all heart and hustle as Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Preachers basketball players face off against alumni at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, during the fourth annual “Hoops for Hope” game. The event raises awareness for The Hope Center for Families, a ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church that serves families in the St. Louis municipalities of […]

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 […]