Concordia Seminary Newsroom

Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

Coast to Coast

By Kim Plummer Krull When friends heard about Rob Bailey’s first call as associate pastor at a Houston, Texas, congregation with more than 2,000 baptized members, many likely pictured him at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, helping with worship and Bible studies. Instead, this new Seminary graduate’s main role is to plant a new church in […]

Dr. Meyer

From the President

Our seminaries are not graduating enough new pastors. This shortage is serious. Last April more than 60 congregations received the sad news on Call Day that there would be no graduate coming to their church. Some people come to worship rain or shine; almost nothing keeps them away. Others, sadly, have walked away from worship […]

Faculty Books

Faculty books, articles published in 2016-17

Faculty members who wrote or contributed to books published during the past academic year were honored at an annual reception co-hosted by Concordia Publishing House May 16, 2017. The professors’ published prose explored the Reformation, Martin Luther and a variety of theological themes. Honored were: Dr. Joel Biermann, Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of […]

Ben Haupt holds a Homiletics I class

Revised curriculum

By Joel Okamoto We will debut our revised Master of Divinity (M.Div.) curriculum this fall. As chair of the M.Div. curriculum review committee, I have received a lot of questions. Many were about what we were going to teach. How many new courses are there? What courses are you dropping? Will you still teach “Religious […]

Gospel of Mark presentations scheduled in Missouri, California

Missourians and Californians have an opportunity to experience the dramatic presentation by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis known as The Gospel of Mark. Upcoming presentations include: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Raymore, Mo. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Town and Country Lutheran Church in Sacramento, Calif. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. […]

Concordia Seminary to host First Responders Appreciation Day

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will honor first responders at a special chapel service at 9:35 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. Local police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are invited to attend. A reception will follow the service on Chapel Plaza. “To […]