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By Mark Seifrid In his Preface to Romans, at the beginning of his discussion of faith, Martin Luther complains that “faith is not the human notion and dream that some people call faith.” As every Christian knows, we can say the same thing today! How often do we hear those who experience struggle, disappointment or […]

Professor Emeritus Kolb receives honorary doctorate from Slovak 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 was the 122nd to be awarded by the university. With the title, Kolb joins the ranks of others who have received […]

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 […]

Q&A: Rev. Ted Doering (’14)

By Travis Scholl Since Pastor Ted Doering graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2014, he and his wife, Chelsey, have been very busy people. Ted was called to Faith Lutheran Church in Georgetown, Texas, a suburb of Austin, as a church planter, not far from his hometown of Houston. He has planted Narrative Church […]

Finding future pastors, deaconesses

Rev. Jaime Nava hugs Joshua LaFeve during Commencement exercises in May 2017. Photo: Jill Gray Rev. Jaime Nava leads a Bible study discussion at Vocatio in June 2017. Photo: Kendra Whittle Rev. Scott Holder, right, was installed as an admissions officer during the Opening Service in August 2017. Also pictured, Seminary President Dr. Dale A. […]