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Preachers alumni basketball game raises funds for local nonprofit

Sports lovers and seminarians alike will be treated to an unforgettable night Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, when current Concordia Seminary Preachers basketball players face off against alumni. The third annual “Hoops for Hope” alumni basketball game will support the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo. “Ministry is a team effort. Healthy congregations involve both pastors […]

Concordia Seminary Concert Series continues in March

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis continues the Concordia Seminary Concert Series with two highly awaited performances in March. The internationally acclaimed Valparaiso University Chorale, the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, the Valparaiso University Bach Orchestra and Choir and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will present J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. One of […]

New Concordia Pages offers theologically rich resource

Looking for resources for individual spiritual study or small group theological discussions? Consider Concordia Pages, a new publication from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis featuring articles and essays that are accessibly written and culturally relevant. “Concordia Pages have a theological depth that readers won’t get elsewhere,” said Dr. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Seminary Publications. “They […]

Laudamus spring 2019 tour dates announced

Laudamus, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ select choir of seminarians, will perform for audiences across Michigan and Indiana as part of its spring 2019 tour. “This tour promises to be one-of-a-kind,” said Director of Musical Arts Dr. James Marriott. “The title of this year’s tour is, ‘Christ, Mighty Savior,’ based on the lovely and rather new evening hymn […]

Seminary celebrates ordination, commissioning anniversaries

With combined service equaling nearly a half a millennium, the significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of seven faculty, four emeriti faculty and two staff members were recognized during chapel Dec. 5. In total, the men have served a combined 445 years. Each person was recognized individually, followed by a time of prayer, thanksgiving and celebration. […]

Pre-Lenten Workshop explores Exodus

The Exodus was a foundational event in the history of Israel, but what does it mean for Christians today? This is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “Let My People Go!” for pastors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The annual Pre-Lenten Workshop is held on campus each year to help […]

Record #GivingTuesday campaign benefits student aid

Thanks to 177 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $57,414 on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, surpassing the Seminary’s $50,000 goal and setting a new Giving Tuesday campaign record.   The amount raised topped last year’s total of $21,010 by 173 percent and is the most the Seminary has raised on Giving Tuesday in the four years it […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute walks through Exodus

Exodus: The Greatest (OT) Story Ever Told is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Winter Lay Bible Institute slated for Jan. 26, 2019. Rev. Tom Egger, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology, will lead participants through the book of Exodus — elucidating how the vivid episodes of Exodus stand as an enduring revelation of the character of God and […]

New Board of Regents chairman, member named

The Board of Regents of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recently elected new officers and added a new member to its ranks. During their September meeting, the regents elected Rev. Todd Peperkorn, who has served since 2015, as chairman. Peperkorn replaces former Chairman Rev. Shawn Kumm, who resigned from the board effective Sept. 1 citing commitments to his family […]

Giving Tuesday campaign benefits student aid

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis friends and supporters are invited to help prepare pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and other church workers through online gifts on the international day of philanthropy known as Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27. Gifts donated during the Seminary’s Giving Tuesday campaign will benefit student aid. Donors will be able to double their Giving Tuesday […]

New Advent Sermon Series available for download

“Who is Jesus?” This is the question at the heart of the 2018 Advent Sermon Series, published by Concordia Seminary Press of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and now available for download here. “Who is Jesus: An Advent-Christmas Sermon Series” is written by Dr. R. Reed Lessing, former professor of Exegetical Theology and current senior pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church […]

Fall assignments, call announced

Five Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students recently 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, Jacob Schultz, received his first call to Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Mo., in the LCMS Missouri District.  “Whenever a student receives an assignment as […]