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Concordia Seminary Theater Presents C. S. Lewis Play

A play entitled “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” was presented on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis on Nov. 5-8, 1998 by Concordia Seminary Theater. Hundreds of people, including more than a dozen groups of children from area elementary schools, enjoyed the production. The play is an adaptation of a 1950 book […]

Concordia Seminary Students Receive Calls and Vicarages

On Wednesday, October 28, three students received calls into the pastoral ministry and two students received vicarage assignments during a worship service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The calls received were: Scott Allen Ashmon to Christ Lutheran Church (Assistant), Cincinnati, OH (Ohio District) John Michael Barich […]

Sabbatical Weekend Is Successful

Fifteen parish pastors and several spouses attended the Fall 1998 Sabbatical Week Oct. 19-23 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This year’s Sabbatical Week, entitled “Leadership: Pastor, People, Parish, Public,” featured presentations by Professors William Utech and Dean Nadasdy of the Seminary faculty. Dr. Norbert Oesch of the LCMS Pastoral Leadership Institute and Rev. Stephen Wagner, […]

Fall Visitation Weekend Draws Record Number of Guests

Over 80 prospective students and their family members attended the “Fall Visitation Weekend,” October 8-10, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The visitors heard presentations on the academic program, resident field education, vicarage, financial aid and housing, and on many other aspects of life at the seminary. They also were able to attend chapel services and […]

Concordia Seminary Dedicates Antiphonal Organ

Concordia Seminary dedicated a new antiphonal organ in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on Friday, October 2. The primary function of the antiphonal organ is to assist in leading the singing of hymns, especially for worshipers seated in the chapel transepts. In addition, it will provide the pitch for officiants as they […]

Concordia Seminary Hosts Four International Visitors

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis was host to four international visitors during the final week of September. One visitor was from the People’s Republic of China, two were from Sweden and one was from Finland. “All of these visitors brought important messages concerning the international aspects of Lutheranism,” said Dr. Andrew Bartelt, Vice President for Academic […]

A Profile of the New Students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The 1998-99 academic year at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis began with a total of 108 new students. This number represents a 15% increase over the number of new students in the previous year. Of the 108 new students, 88 are enrolled in the Master of Divinity degree program, 18 are enrolled in the Alternate Route […]

New Testament Greek Video Series…What A Help!

The study of the Biblical languages is essential for one who will serve as both a pastor and a theologian for God’s people. At the same time, it is the study of the Biblical languages which causes anxiety in many prospective seminary students. In order to address this concern, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has available […]

Rev. David Peter Accepts Call to Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce that Rev. David Peter has accepted the call extended to him to serve as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Placement Counselor and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. Rev. Peter comes to Concordia Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peoria, Ill., where he is serving as Senior […]

Three New Faculty Members Installed

At the opening service marking the beginning of the 160th academic year at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, three new professors were installed. They are: Rev. Dr. Joel P. Okamoto – installed as instructor in systematic theology. Since 1996, he served as assistant pastor of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in St. Louis. He received the B.S. […]

Concordia Seminary Begins 160th Academic Year

On Sunday, September 6, at 4:00 p.m., the beginning of the 160th academic year at Concordia Seminary was marked with a special worship service on the Seminary campus. The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus was filled as Dr. John F. Johnson, President of Concordia Seminary, officially opened the new academic year. During the […]

Rev. Michael Redeker Begins Service as Admission Counselor

The Office of Admission and Ministerial Recruitment at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is pleased to announce the addition of Rev. Michael Redeker in the position of Admission Counselor. Rev. Redeker began his new responsibilities on August 25. In this position, he will assist the Seminary and the church in the effort to identify, inform, and […]