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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 […]

Laudamus fall 2019 tour dates set

Laudamus, a select choir of pastoral ministry students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will tour three states in the Midwest this October as part of its fall tour. The performance dates are as follows: Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. – Concert at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. […]

Fall workshop explores ‘Justification from Scripture to Sermon’

Pastors, church workers and congregation members are invited to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ fall workshop, Justification from Scripture to Sermon: A Cross-Disciplinary Study on the Central Doctrine of the Faith, led by Dr. David Maxwell, the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. […]

Seminary holds visitation events for prospective students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled on-campus visitation opportunities for prospective students for the 2019-20 academic year. All events are aimed at providing a preview of the Seminary’s ministerial formation experience. “This past year, one of our guests commented, ‘This makes it real!’ after arriving on campus, talking to people and worshiping in chapel,” said […]

Inaugural Give Green and Gold Day set

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ first Give Green and Gold Day set for Monday, Sept. 30, will give Seminary friends a new opportunity to show their support for the institution and its mission. The Seminary hopes to raise $20,000 to benefit student aid during the 24-hour Give Green and Gold Day. Thanks to a matching grant, […]

Seminary welcomes new students, begins 181st academic year

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis began its 181st academic year Friday with Opening Service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. During the Opening Service, Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer welcomed new and returning students. He preached and introduced the 2019-20 academic theme “Grace. Mercy. Peace. Lives of Significance.” “When you come across […]