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Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program students celebrate first calls

Eight students in the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis celebrated their first call assignments in chapel today. The students, who began the SMP program in spring 2015, were on campus this week for their spring residential seminar. SMP students receiving calls include: Anthony Arias, Grace Lutheran Church, Arcadia, Fla. Charles […]

Call Day 2017 set for April 26

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis invites the public to share in the excitement of Call Day Wednesday, April 26, during two services in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on campus, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, Mo. “Call Day is always a joy, but especially this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation,” said Seminary President […]

Host congregations serve vital role on campus

Rev. Brad Birtell of St. John Lutheran Church in Columbus, Neb., stood before the Concordia Seminary community in chapel in October. For three days he preached as part of his church’s role as a host congregation of the Seminary for the 2016-17 academic year. He spoke with particular passion during one sermon about the parable […]

Dr. Erik Herrmann emphasizes a point to students during a class in May 2016.

Professor and Reformation scholar makes Luther come alive

Dr. Erik Herrmann devotes significant time and energy at Concordia Seminary studying and talking about a man who lived, worked and died nearly 500 years ago. But to Herrmann, the Seminary’s chairman of the Department of Historical Theology, Martin Luther is a vibrant figure whose impact is still very real. “He was absolutely obsessed with […]

German exchange student invigorated by time in U.S.

By Jackie Parker German exchange student Niklas Brandt is studying abroad for a year much like his father did when he was a seminary student in the 1980s. Brandt is a student in Concordia Seminary’s International Seminary Exchange Program. His father, Hinrich Brandt, is a pastor who spent a year studying at Concordia Theological Seminary […]

Luther: 'The Word Did Everything'

By Erik Herrmann Martin Luther is often described as a theologian of the Word. One can understand this in several ways. First, Luther’s formal vocation was “doctor in Biblia”— a teacher and professor of the Bible. It was not an uncommon calling, yet Luther transformed his work at a small university into a platform for […]

Students Share Hopes for Continuing Reformation's Gospel Message

By Kim Plummer Krull As Lutherans throughout the world celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, Seminary students are preparing to carry forth the Reformation’s Gospel message, each with their own hopes and dreams of preaching and teaching. Here’s what four current students say about how they hope to touch lives and share […]

Preparing Pastors for Today's World

By Jackie Parker During a recent class this winter, first-year students were reminded how the posts they make on social media can have a positive — or negative — effect on a person’s view or understanding of Christianity and the church. Tweets and Facebook status updates carry immense weight in today’s world. “Every interaction you […]

Laudamus men’s choir to perform in St. Louis March 12

The Laudamus men’s choir from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will perform its final concert of the 2017 spring tour at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Peace Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo. The concert is free and open to the public. Laudamus is a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors […]

Reformation scholar Dr. Robert Kolb to close annual speaker series

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host the final lecture in the Reformation500 Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Werner Auditorium. The lecture, “Luther’s Fiercest Foes: Satan, Sin, the Wrath of God,” will be presented by Dr. Robert Kolb, professor emeritus of […]

Prepare/Enrich Workshop to be held on campus March 11

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host Rev. Jeffery S. Schubert and the Prepare/Enrich Workshop Saturday, March 11, on campus. This workshop is designed to help facilitators learn how to use the Prepare/Enrich program with premarital and married couples. Prepare/Enrich is a program based on a set of five inventories that examine major relationship issues a […]