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Summer Lay Bible Institute set for Aug.4

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary’s Summer Lay Bible Institute Aug. 4, which will explore practical ways that Christians can serve. Dr. Mart Thompson, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor Program, will lead the one-day workshop, “You Are a Royal Priesthood: God Calls All Christians to Serve.” The […]

Concordia Seminary receives worship grant

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is one of 44 recipients and the only seminary chosen as part of the “Vital Worship Grants Program” from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 2018-19. The Seminary will use the $18,000 grant to conduct a year-long study of congregations with successful catechumenate programs, which […]

Dr. Abjar Bahkou accepts call to join Seminary faculty

Dr. Abjar Bahkou will join the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty as associate professor of Practical Theology beginning June 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. Bahkou is a well-respected scholar, theologian and leading authority on Arabic and Islamic Studies within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). “Concordia Seminary is earnest about our Lord’s commission to all […]

Dr. Douglas Rutt to serve as Concordia Seminary provost

Dr. Douglas L. Rutt will serve as provost of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, effective July 1, 2018. “What a promising future for our Concordia Seminary!” said Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of the Seminary. “The breadth of Dr. Rutt’s experience as pastor, missionary, educator and administrator is a gift of God for our mission for […]

Seminary Commencement celebrates 93 students

Some 93 students and four honorees were celebrated and recognized at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Friday, May 18, as part of the school’s 2018 Commencement exercises. Of the 93 students recognized, 54 earned the Master of Divinity degree, one earned the Master of Arts degree with deaconess certification, 10 earned the Master of Arts degree […]

Call extended to Rutt to serve as Concordia Seminary provost

Dr. Douglas L. Rutt has been called to the faculty and to serve as provost of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. If he accepts the call, the position will be effective July 1, 2018. “What a promising future for our Concordia Seminary!” said Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of the Seminary. “The breadth of Dr. Rutt’s […]

Festschrift published in honor of Reformation scholar Dr. Robert Kolb

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Professor Emeritus and renowned Reformation scholar Dr. Robert Kolb has been recognized with a Festschrift, or honorary volume of essays, From Wittenberg to the World: Essays on the Reformation and its Legacy in Honor of Robert Kolb. According to the book’s publisher, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, colleagues and co-workers of Kolb address […]

Concordia Seminary celebrates faculty authors

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis honored faculty members who have recently written or contributed to published books at its annual Faculty Author Reception May 15 cohosted by Concordia Publishing House. “Our annual author’s reception is a wonderful time when we celebrate God’s gifts to the church through the published writings of our faculty,” said Dr. Charles […]