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Seminary Commencement celebrates 84 students

Some 84 students and six honorees were celebrated and recognized at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Friday, May 19, as part of the school’s 2017 Commencement exercises. Of the 84, 53 earned the Master of Divinity degree, eight earned the Master of Arts degree, one earned the Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies and eight students […]

Dr. John Loum to lead new LCMS mission in the Gambia

Dr. John Loum, director of the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will return to the country of his birth thanks to a new partnership between Concordia Seminary and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Loum will lead an ongoing mission to the Gambia, a small mostly Muslim African nation on the […]

Convocation set for May 17

A convocation to talk about important matters as the current academic year at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis draws to a close and share goals for next year is set for 4-4:30 p.m. (CDT) Wednesday, May 17, in Werner Auditorium at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The convocation, with the theme “Concordia Seminary and Congregations,” will include […]

Concordia Seminary to celebrate faculty authors

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will honor faculty members who have recently written or contributed to published books at its annual faculty author reception May 16 co-hosted by Concordia Publishing House. “The first two decades of this century may be well remembered as the halcyon days for faculty publishing at Concordia Seminary, and this year is […]

Commencement exercises planned at Concordia Seminary

Commencement exercises for the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis graduating class will take place Friday, May 19. The public is invited to attend. The day’s events will begin at 9:30 a.m. (CDT) with the Theological Diploma Service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary’s campus. Theological diplomas will be presented at […]

New pastors, deaconesses, church leaders receive calls

Capping years of preparation and a day of excitement, 119 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students took part in Call Day today, learning their placement of first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry, and assignments as vicars and deaconess internships. Fifty-six students received their first calls to serve as pastors, chaplains and missionaries for The Lutheran […]

Sowing the seeds of the Gospel

The brilliance of the Christian message is that it communicates directly with people — sinners and saints — where they are living and making a living in ordinary, everyday life situations. Christians know that their lives lay bare before a gracious and caring God who made them, performed for them His redeeming act uniquely in […]

Following in first graduate’s historic footsteps

When Joel Heckmann needed to write a research paper on a “topic of interest” for his LCMS history class at Concordia Seminary, no subject immediately came to mind — until he mentioned the assignment to his grandparents, who suggested he look no further than his own family tree. That’s when Heckmann discovered that his great-great-great […]

The Reformation and Politics

The Reformation had to be a political event. Though we might think of the Reformation in spiritual terms and view its legacy primarily as a renewed understanding of the Gospel, the work of Christ, and the role of Scripture in the life of the church, the reformers themselves had no choice but to be involved […]

Meeting, serving people where they are

On Thursday nights in the Denver metropolitan area, about 125-200 people, many of them homeless and struggling in their lives, come to The Table for a free meal and hope. “A lot of them have fallen and are looking for an answer, some kind of hope,” said Trevor Freudenburg, a vicar at Bethlehem Lutheran Church […]

Summer workshops offered nationwide May through August

All pastors, church workers and laity are invited to Concordia Seminary’s Summer Workshops to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry. Hosted by congregations across the country May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, the 19 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics ranging from the teachings of Martin Luther […]