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Support the Sem this Giving Tuesday

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis friends and supporters are invited to help prepare pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and other church leaders by making a gift on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3. Gifts made during the Seminary’s #GivingTuesday campaign will be used to meet the needs of the Seminary and its students where needed most. “We are pleased to be part […]

Fall assignments, calls announced

Four calls and vicarage assignments and were recognized Nov. 1 in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Pictured here, back row, left to right: Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, Director of Placement and Director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships Dr. Glenn Nielsen and Director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate […]

Marrs publishes book on Christian counseling

Dr. Richard W. Marrs, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Residential Alternate Route (RAR) Programs at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has published a new book, Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered. Before joining the Seminary faculty, Marrs earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago, Ill., and […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute set for Feb. 8

“David and the Psalms” is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Feb. 8 Winter Lay Bible Institute, led by Professor of Exegetical Theology and Dean of Ministerial Formation Dr. Timothy Saleska.   Participants will reflect on the truths expressed in the Psalms – and will receive concrete suggestions to help them in their devotional practice.   […]

Registration opens for inaugural Faith and Film Festival Jan. 23-25

All Christian theology and film aficionados should mark their calendars for the inaugural Faith and Film Festival presented by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Jan. 23-25, 2020. The festival will feature 40 hours of enthralling screenings and challenging discussions led by theologians and film experts. Throughout the festival, attendees will ponder and explore Christian themes in contemporary cinema and develop […]

Call issued for Seminary president nominations

Concordia Seminary’s Board of Regents, with the approval of Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has issued a call for nominations for candidates for the presidency of the Seminary. The new president will succeed President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, who will retire June 30, 2020. Meyer, who became the Seminary’s […]

New Advent/Christmas Sermon Series available for download

The 2019 Advent/Christmas Sermon Series, published by Concordia Seminary Press of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is now available for download. “Come, Lord Jesus: An Advent/Christmas Sermon Series” is written by Dr. W. Mart Thompson, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor Program at Concordia Seminary. “The tradition of Advent devotions […]

Professor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Norman E. Nagel enters rest

Rev. Dr. Norman E. Nagel, professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and an esteemed Lutheran theologian and beloved pastor, entered eternal rest in Christ Jesus Oct. 8, 2019. He was 94 years old.   Visitation is set for 3-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Laclede Groves, 723 S. Laclede Station Road, St. Louis, MO […]

Meyer to retire from service as Concordia Seminary president

At a meeting today of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Board of Regents, Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer announced his decision to retire, effective June 30, 2020. “My wife Diane and I both feel the time has come to retire. This has not been an easy decision. We love this Seminary, and we have been […]

First-ever #GiveGreenandGold Day raises $26K for student aid

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ inaugural #GiveGreenandGold Day held Sept. 30 raised $25,998 for student aid. The giving day, aimed at giving Seminary friends a new opportunity to show their support for the institution and its mission, encouraged online gifts in one 24-hour period. The Seminary set a goal of raising $20,000, which included a matching […]

New members appointed, elected to Board of Regents

Pictured, back row, left to right: Concordia Seminary Board of Regent (BOR) members Rev. W. Max Mons, Mark Stern, Dr. Paul Edmon, Rev. Todd Peperkorn, Rev. Tyler Arnold, Rev. Bruce E. Keseman and President Dr. Dale A. Meyer. Front row, left to right: BOR members Dr. John Wille, Dr. John Lang, Bruce Paradis, Michael Staub […]

Schumacher named the Buehner-Duesenberg Professor of Missions

Dr. William Schumacher was installed as the Buehner-Duesenberg Professor of Missions Aug. 23 during the Opening Service for Concordia Seminary’s 181st academic year. Schumacher, a former missionary, is the Seminary’s mission professor of Historical Theology and director of the Institute for Mission Studies. Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg established the endowed chair in 2012 in honor […]