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Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

A Bold Financial Commitment to Students

On Thursday, January 29, the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Board of Regents took a bold step: To guarantee that all tuition costs will be covered for new, first-year students who enroll in the Master of Divinity or Alternate Route programs at Concordia Seminary for the 1998-99 academic year and demonstrate financial need. In a January […]

Concordia Seminary Offers Audio Sermon Helps on Internet

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is offering free audio files from its Internet website ( for pastors and other interested Bible study students. The audio files contain a textual study of the Old Testament and Gospel lessons for the following Sunday. They are tape recordings of sessions held on the Seminary campus each Wednesday, over lunch, […]

Concordia Seminary Chorus Embarks on Spring Tour

The Concordia Seminary Chorus, under the direction of Rev. Henry V. Gerike, is embarking on its annual tour over the two-week break between winter and spring quarters. The 1998 Spring Tour will include the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. The dates and churches for the Spring Tour are as follows: February 21 […]

Ph.D. Program Approved for Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis

(St. Louis) Concordia Seminary received word on Friday, January 30 from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the accrediting agency for most seminaries and divinity schools in the Unites States, that its proposal to offer a Ph.D. program has received approval. The Ph.D. program will replace the Th.D. program and, at least initially, will amount […]

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Announces 1998 Theological Symposium

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis announces that its Eighth Annual Theological Symposium will take place May 5-6, 1998. The 1998 symposium is the first in a two-part series, each dealing with the topic of preaching. The 1998 symposium is entitled “Expanding Homiletical Horizons: Part I – Reaching Into the Text.” The 1999 symposium, building on this […]

Dr. Jacob Preus Accepts Election to Irvine Presidency

On December 22, 1997, Dr. Jacob A. O. Preus III announced his acceptance of the election to serve as the president of Concordia University, Irvine. Dr. Preus currently serves at Concordia Seminary as Dean of Faculty and as a professor in the department of systematic theology. He also serves as the faculty liaison to the […]

Endowed Faculty Chair in Homiletics is Established

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has received a $1.5 million cash gift from a Lutheran layman. The gift is designated to establish the first fully endowed faculty chair in homiletics and literature. To be occupied by Dr. Dean Nadasdy of the Concordia Faculty on a renewable basis, the new chair will provide preaching resources for pastors […]

David Smith Accepts Call to Parish

On December 16, 1997, Dr. David Smith announced his acceptance of the call issued him to serve as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Des Peres, Missouri. St. Paul is a large, suburban congregation with an elementary school and is located ten minutes west of the seminary. His responsibilities at St. Paul will begin February […]

Seminary Adopts New Mission Statement

The statement below, which summarizes the mission of Concordia Seminary, was adopted by the Board of Regents at its October 16-18 meeting after months of formulation, review, and revision. Mission Statement: Concordia Seminary serves Church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formulation […]