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Seminary President Emeritus Barth enters rest

Rev. Dr. Karl Barth, president emeritus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered eternal rest in Jesus Sunday, Feb. 16, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 95 years old. Visitation is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Harder Funeral Home, 18700 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, Wis. Visitation also will be held 10-10:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. […]

SMP, CMC students receive vicarage assignments

Top row, from left: President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, Dr. Mart Thompson, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of Specific Ministry Program, Dr. Glenn Nielsen, professor of Practical Theology, director of Placement and director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships. Middle row, from left: Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program students David Rodgers, David Wray, David […]

Laudamus spring 2020 tour dates set

Laudamus, a select choir of pastoral ministry students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will tour the Northeast this March as part of its spring tour. The performance dates are as follows: Saturday, March 14 First Lutheran ChurchBoston, MA 7 p.m. Concert Sunday, March 15 First Lutheran ChurchBoston, MA 8 a.m. Service Sunday, March 15 Cadet ChapelWest […]

New Lenten sermon series available for download

Concordia Seminary Press, in partnership with Mission Nation Publishing, has released a new downloadable Lenten sermon series, Lent for All Nations. The series examines characters in the New Testament and their explicitly named nationalities to help worshipers learn how the church can respond to issues of race and ethnicity without descending into partisan politics. The series offers […]

Seminary hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser

Who: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students, faculty and staff will voluntarily shave their heads during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser. Participants have grown their hair for months in anticipation of this event. What: For the ninth time, Concordia Seminary will “brave a shave” and participate in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser. This year’s goal is […]

Nominees for Seminary president announced

The following 44 individuals have been nominated as candidates for election as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, per Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Bylaws, and have allowed their names to stand for consideration: Dr. Joel D. Biermann Dr. Ralph Blomenberg Dr. Gerhard H. Bode Jr. Dr. Jon S. Bruss Dr. Kirk M. Clayton […]

Burreson, Hoeltke author free Bible study on natural burial

Dr. Kent Burreson, associate professor of Systematic Theology, and Dr. Beth Hoeltke, director of the Graduate School, from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, have authored Natural Burial: The Final Journey, a free downloadable six-unit Bible study available on Concordia Theology, the faculty blog. “Our work on natural burial grew out of our mutual interests in worship, […]

SMP students recognized for program completion, calls

The 2017 cohort was recognized for their SMP calls during the Jan. 10 service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Back row, pictured left to right: Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Douglas L. Rutt, Tyler Cronkright, Jeffrey Sutherlin, Joseph Glombicki, Steven Holtman and Wynn Derong. Middle […]