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Holy Land study abroad opportunity for church workers, laity

A new Holy Land study abroad course through Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is available for pastors, other church workers and laity. The course, “Exegeting and Teaching the Scripture in Context,” will be available as a Continuing Education course April 10-25, 2018. The course’s preparatory work prior to the trip will include a series of readings […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute set for Feb.10

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary’s Winter Lay Bible Institute Feb. 10, which will explore the contribution of Africa to the life and doctrine of early Christianity. Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of historical theology and director for the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts, will lead the one-day workshop, “Early African Christianity.” […]

Ordination, commissioning anniversaries recognized

From left, Dr. Robert Weise, Dr. Peter Nafzger, Dr. Joel Elowsky, Dr. Timothy Saleska, Dr. Joel Elowsky and Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recognized significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of five faculty, five emeriti faculty and one staff member after chapel Dec. 6. Together, the men have served in ministry […]

#GivingTuesday campaign raises $21K

Generous donors set a record, giving $21,010 to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. The amount topped the institution’s one-day $20,000 goal, and surpassed Giving Tuesday gifts given in 2016 by 162 percent. All funds raised on Giving Tuesday will be used where needed most in the Seminary’s ongoing mission to prepare […]

‘The Gospel in Seven Words’ is focus of Pre-Lenten Workshop

Lent is all about the Gospel – and the Gospel forms the central theme of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “The Gospel in Seven Words” for pastors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The Pre-Lenten Workshop is hosted by Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology. 1 Peter 3:15 provides the biblical orientation […]

Professor Emeritus Kolb receives honorary doctorate from Slovak university

Dr. Robert Kolb receives an honorary doctorate Nov. 13 from the Slovak Comenius University in Bratislava (CU). Photo courtesy Comenius University. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Professor Emeritus and renowned Reformation scholar Dr. Robert Kolb recently received an honorary doctorate from the Slovak Comenius University in Bratislava (CU), the largest university in Slovakia. Kolb’s honorary doctorate […]

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 […]