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Fall assignments, calls announced

Eleven Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students 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, Jeremiah Gensch, has a placement pending. Two Residential Alternate Route (RAR) students receiving calls were: Michael Apfel, Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Scott, […]

Seminary Press Advent sermon series available for download

“The Word became flesh.” Those words from the first chapter of the Gospel of John are the focus of the 2017 Advent sermon series, published by Seminary Press of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The series, entitled “The Word Became Flesh: An Advent/Christmas Sermon Series on John 1:1-18,” is written by Dr. Reed Lessing, former professor […]

Festschrift published to honor Dr. James W. Voelz

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament Theology Dr. James W. Voelz has been honored by his colleagues and fellow faculty members with a Festschrift written in his honor, The Press of the Text: Biblical Studies in Honor of James W. Voelz. The book is a collection of articles from […]

Professor Emeritus Dr. Juan Berndt enters rest

Dr. Juan G. Berndt, professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered eternal rest in Christ Jesus Oct. 18, 2017. Berndt retired in 1996 after 46 years of ministry as a missionary, pastor and teacher. “Dr. Juan Berndt showed us through his life and ministry the wonderful heavenly promise, ‘A great multitude that no one […]

Gospel of Mark presentations scheduled in Missouri, California

Missourians and Californians have an opportunity to experience the dramatic presentation by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis known as The Gospel of Mark. Upcoming presentations include: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Raymore, Mo. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Town and Country Lutheran Church in Sacramento, Calif. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. […]

Concordia Seminary to host First Responders Appreciation Day

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will honor first responders at a special chapel service at 9:35 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. Local police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are invited to attend. A reception will follow the service on Chapel Plaza. “To […]

New Bible study explores Reformation’s biblical foundations

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has developed a Bible study in conjunction with a thought-provoking documentary on how the Reformation continues to impact religion, politics and most aspects of the modern world. “500: The Impact of the Reformation Today — Biblical Foundations” is a five-part […]

Laudamus choir fall tour celebrates Reformation anniversary

Laudamus, a select choir of seminarians preparing for service as Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors, will bring music celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to five LCMS churches and schools in four states in October as part of its fall tour. The choir name comes from the Latin Laudamus te, which means “we praise.” […]

Fall Lay Bible Institute begins Sept. 28

NOTE: Our apologies but this event has been canceled. We hope to offer this topic at our annual summer workshops or via an online offering. Our next Lay Bible Institute is set for Feb. 10, 2018. Check back later for more details. “The Arts in Worship: Past, Present and Future” is the focus of Concordia […]

179th academic year to begin at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will begin its 179th academic year with a special worship service at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer will serve as preacher and will introduce the theme for the year, “Faith … Living, Daring Confidence in God’s […]

Seminary holds visitation events for prospective students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled a variety of on-campus visitation events for prospective students for the 2017-18 academic year. All events are aimed at providing a preview of the Seminary’s ministerial formation experience as students prepare for pastoral and diaconal ministry. There is something for everyone – including events for prospective students who are […]