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Opening Service Aug. 27 marks beginning of new academic year

Set for 10 a.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 27, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will hold the Opening Service for its 183rd academic year in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will preach on the new academic year theme, “Your Word is a Lamp […]

Golden, Prieto join Seminary faculty

Dr. Kevin Golden, associate professor of Exegetical Theology and Dr. Ely Prieto, associate professor of Practical Theology, the Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry and associate dean for Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry Two new professors joined the faculty at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis July 1, 2021. Dr. Kevin Golden is associate professor of […]

Concordia Seminary presidential installation, inauguration set

The inauguration of Dr. Thomas J. Egger as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is set for 2:30 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 27, in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The inauguration will include a special address by Egger as he highlights his vision for the Seminary’s future. Dean of […]

Registration now open for 31st Annual Theological Symposium

Early registration is now open for the 31st Annual Theological Symposium, “Whatever is Lovely: The Role of Beauty in Theology and Ministry,” set for Sept. 21-22 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The much-anticipated symposium was put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic. The 2021 event will offer both in-person and online options. “I […]

SMP, GPC students

SMP, GPC students celebrate calls, program completions

SMP students recognized in chapel June 25. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis celebrated 29 Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program students and two General Pastor Certification (GPC) Program students Friday in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus for receiving new calls and for completing the program. Some of the men attended the service on campus, […]

Lay Bible Institute set for Aug. 7

The role of suffering in the life of the believer, and the ensuing crisis of faith and ministry that can follow, is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Aug. 7 Lay Bible Institute, “When Things Fall Apart: Job’s Frightening Journey,” led by Dr. Henry Rowold, professor emeritus of Practical Theology. During this intensive study of the […]

Seminary Emeritus Professor Warneck enters rest

Rev. Dr. Richard H. Warneck, professor emeritus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered eternal rest in Jesus Tuesday, June 8. He was 85 years old. Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road, Affton, Mo., and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Church of the Reformation, 7910 […]

Seminary ‘Generations’ campaigns exceed goal

The largest fundraising effort in the history of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis concluded in 2020 after eight years and raised $285 million — $39 million more than its original goal. The funds raised increased the Seminary’s endowment, boosted student scholarships, renovated the library and helped position the 182-year-old institution for a sound future for generations […]

Seminary debuts short film contest for amateur filmmakers

Attention aspiring filmmakers! Make plans now to participate in Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ new short film competition as part of its annual Faith and Film Festival being held Jan. 27-29, 2022. Amateur filmmakers at least 18 years of age are invited to submit their films to the contest starting June 30. Films should be based […]

‘Drop Your Nets And Follow Me’

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has created a new resource to help identify and encourage future church workers. Drop Your Nets and Follow Me: Raising up the Next Generation of Church Workers, written by Director of Recruitment Rev. Micah Glenn, is an eight-page booklet that provides insights and practical tips aimed at increasing enrollment at both […]

Faith and Writing Workshop set for July 20-22

Writers of all abilities can explore the art of creative writing in its various forms – starting a blog, creating a sermon or devotion, story, nonfiction, drama, poetry and everything in between – at the Faith and Writing Workshop set for July 20-22 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This year’s workshop will include an emphasis on […]

2021 Commencement lauds 85 concluding students

Students receiving theological diplomas gather after the Theological Diploma Service on Chapel Plaza. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis celebrated 85 students and five honorees Friday as part of the school’s 2021 Commencement exercises. The ceremony marked the close of the 182nd academic year. Of the students recognized, 51 earned a Master of Divinity, 11 earned a […]