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Seminary celebrates ordination, commissioning anniversaries

With combined service equaling nearly a half a millennium, the significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of seven faculty, four emeriti faculty and two staff members were recognized during chapel Dec. 5. In total, the men have served a combined 445 years. Each person was recognized individually, followed by a time of prayer, thanksgiving and celebration. […]

Pre-Lenten Workshop explores Exodus

The Exodus was a foundational event in the history of Israel, but what does it mean for Christians today? This is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “Let My People Go!” for pastors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The annual Pre-Lenten Workshop is held on campus each year to help […]

Record #GivingTuesday campaign benefits student aid

Thanks to 177 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $57,414 on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, surpassing the Seminary’s $50,000 goal and setting a new Giving Tuesday campaign record.   The amount raised topped last year’s total of $21,010 by 173 percent and is the most the Seminary has raised on Giving Tuesday in the four years it […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute walks through Exodus

Exodus: The Greatest (OT) Story Ever Told is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Winter Lay Bible Institute slated for Jan. 26, 2019. Rev. Tom Egger, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology, will lead participants through the book of Exodus — elucidating how the vivid episodes of Exodus stand as an enduring revelation of the character of God and […]

New Board of Regents chairman, member named

The Board of Regents of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recently elected new officers and added a new member to its ranks. During their September meeting, the regents elected Rev. Todd Peperkorn, who has served since 2015, as chairman. Peperkorn replaces former Chairman Rev. Shawn Kumm, who resigned from the board effective Sept. 1 citing commitments to his family […]

Giving Tuesday campaign benefits student aid

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis friends and supporters are invited to help prepare pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and other church workers through online gifts on the international day of philanthropy known as Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27. Gifts donated during the Seminary’s Giving Tuesday campaign will benefit student aid. Donors will be able to double their Giving Tuesday […]

New Advent Sermon Series available for download

“Who is Jesus?” This is the question at the heart of the 2018 Advent Sermon Series, published by Concordia Seminary Press of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and now available for download here. “Who is Jesus: An Advent-Christmas Sermon Series” is written by Dr. R. Reed Lessing, former professor of Exegetical Theology and current senior pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church […]

Fall assignments, call announced

Five Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students recently celebrated vicarage assignments and call placements to serve congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The students were recognized in chapel Friday. One Master of Divinity Student, Jacob Schultz, received his first call to Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Mo., in the LCMS Missouri District.  “Whenever a student receives an assignment as […]

The Gospel of Mark presentations scheduled

The dramatic presentation The Gospel of Mark will tour throughout 2018-19, with stops in Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and New York. Upcoming presentations include: Saturday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 E. Court St., Iowa City, IA 52245 Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church Harvester, 3866 Old Hwy 94 S, […]

Art exhibition on display through Oct. 19

A special art exhibition that visualizes the theology of the cross will be on display at the Kristine Kay Hasse Memorial Library on campus through Oct. 19. The exhibition on the library’s first floor features 36 pieces from contemporary professional artists. The exhibition is available during regular library hours. From Oct. 3 through Oct. 12: […]

Informative program on ministry, Gospel debuts on KFUO

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer is taking the voices from the front lines of ministry to the air waves of KFUO in a new weekly program called “Word and Work: An Intersection.” The program will air at 2 p.m. Thursdays (CT) on KFUO AM 850 or beginning in September. In […]

Laudamus fall 2018 concert tour announced

Laudamus, a select choir of seminarians preparing for service as Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors, will perform at five LCMS churches and three universities in three states in October as part of its fall tour. Under the direction of Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s director of musical arts and Kreft Chair for Music Arts, the […]