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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 […]

Rev. John Bush joins Seminary staff

Rev. John Bush joined Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in January as executive director of Seminary Support. In this role, Bush oversees a staff of 19 and directs fund development strategies including the major gifts and annual giving programs. Prior to joining the Seminary staff, Bush served as senior director of Donor Relations at Concordia University, Ann […]

‘Hoops for Hope’ benefits Ferguson’s Lutheran Hope Center

Concordia Seminary’s second annual “Hoops for Hope” Alumni Basketball Game raised $1,338 for the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo. The game, held Feb. 9, featured a matchup between the Preachers basketball team and alumni players. The game marked the end of the Preachers’ 2017-18 basketball season. A special offering was collected during the game […]

Registration opens for Multiethnic Symposium

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ annual Multiethnic Symposium, which is set for May 1-2 on campus. The symposium brings together missional leaders including pastors, congregational leaders and others from across The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The symposium explores what it means and what it will take to become a truly multiethnic […]

Concordia Seminary to host astrophysicist March 6

How does one reconcile being a scientist and a Christian? That will be the topic of discussion atConcordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Theological History of Science lecture series with Harvard University astrophysicist Dr. Paul Edmon at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Presidents Room on campus. Edmon’s lecture, “The Vocation of Scientist,” will address his […]

New financial aid policy begins in 2018-19 academic year

Zero. That is the amount students pursuing pastoral and diaconal ministry certification at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will pay for tuition beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. The Seminary’s new financial aid policy — made possible by the incredible generosity and support of Seminary donors — guarantees financial aid at least equal to the cost […]

Visitation events set for prospective students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled a variety of on-campus visitation opportunities for prospective students, providing prospective students with valuable information about formation for pastoral and diaconal ministry. “People who attend an event on our campus, or come for a personal visit, frequently comment, ‘It’s one thing to hear about Concordia Seminary and all that […]


Laudamus choir spring 2018 tour dates set

Laudamus, a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will make four stops in California and in St. Louis as part of its spring tour. Under the direction of Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s Kreft Chair for Music Arts, the choir delights in proclaiming the Gospel […]

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event raises $11K

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $11,626 at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser held Thursday in Koburg Hall, surpassing its goal of $11,000. Thirty-two “shavees” — which included President Dr. Dale A. Meyer and his grandson, students, faculty, staff and additional supporters from the St. Louis community — volunteered to “rock the bald” by having […]