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Call Day: From confusion to joy

by Tiffany Hudson Call Day 2015 remains a vivid memory for Rev. Matthew Schuler. Soon after hearing his first call as sole pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oxford, Mich., he and his wife, Liz, cried. Their eyes were still red when they took a group photo with Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Michigan District President […]

Who are they? Where are they going?

A Snapshot of new vicars, pastors, graduates by Tiffany Hudson and Melanie Ave Spring is a busy time on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis as many of our students receive their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns, and our concluding students receive their first calls as pastors and deaconesses. It also marks Commencement […]

Ministering in times of need, trauma

by Kendra Whittle The call into the pastoral office is one that comes with a prescribed set of responsibilities — serving a congregation in Word and Sacrament ministry and overseeing the needs of Christians in their care. These duties are amplified in times of trauma — such as in a man-made or weather-related crisis. Such […]

Q & A with new Seminary Provost

by Travis Scholl This summer, Dr. Douglas Rutt accepted the call to be the new provost at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. In this role Rutt will become one of three members of the Seminary’s Executive Management Team, which also includes the president and executive vice president/chief operating officer. He will serve as the Seminary’s chief […]

Informative program on ministry, Gospel debuts on KFUO

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer is taking the voices from the front lines of ministry to the air waves of KFUO in a new weekly program called “Word and Work: An Intersection.” The program will air at 2 p.m. Thursdays (CT) on KFUO AM 850 or www.kfuo.org beginning in September. In […]

Laudamus fall 2018 concert tour announced

Laudamus, a select choir of seminarians preparing for service as Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors, will perform at five LCMS churches and three universities in three states in October as part of its fall tour. Under the direction of Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s director of musical arts and Kreft Chair for Music Arts, the […]

Fall Lay Bible Institute begins Oct. 3

“The Bible, Theology and Christ—Figures in Film” is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Fall Lay Bible Institute lecture series beginning Oct. 3 and continuing for three additional Wednesday evenings in October. Rev. David Lewis  will lead the four-part workshop, which will explore the various ways American cinema has appropriated the biblical narrative, Christian theology and […]

New students welcomed, renovated library dedicated

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis officially opened its 180th academic year Friday, Aug. 24, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, welcoming new students, faculty and staff, and recognizing the assignments of vicarages, internships and calls for some distance education students. President Dr. Dale A. Meyer preached and introduced the 2018-19 theme from Isaiah […]

Seminary holds visitation events for prospective students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled a variety of on-campus visitation events for prospective students for the 2018-19 academic year. All events are aimed at providing a preview of the Seminary’s ministerial formation experience as students prepare for pastoral and diaconal ministry. There is something for everyone – including events for prospective students who are […]

Inaugural Concordia Seminary Concert Series announced

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host a new musical concert series beginning in the 2018-19 academic year known as the Concordia Seminary Concert Series — the first of its kind for the Seminary. The inaugural concert will be the Opening Weekend Hymn Festival at the conclusion of the Seminary’s Orientation week. The concert will be […]