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Seminary hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser

Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, as well as students, faculty and staff will voluntarily shave their heads during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser. Some participants have grown their hair and beards for weeks in anticipation of this event. What: For the seventh time, Concordia Seminary will “brave a shave” and participate in the […]

Seminary Press Lent Sermon Series available for download

Imagine that someone asked you to summarize the Gospel in a few short words. Let’s say seven. Could you do it? Could you summarize the Gospel in seven words? How about those in your congregation? Could they confess the Gospel clearly and concisely? Concordia Seminary’s 2018 Lent Sermon Series “The Gospel in Seven Words” explores […]

SMP calls recognized

Thirteen students in the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis were recognized with their call assignments in chapel Friday, Jan. 12. The students, who began the SMP Program in fall 2015, were on campus for the week preceding for their winter residential intensive courses. SMP students receiving calls include: Michael Dube, […]

‘Hoops for Hope’ alumni game supports Lutheran Hope Center

In what might become a match for the ages, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students will face off against alumni — now serving as pastors — in a special “Hoops for Hope” alumni basketball game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Current Concordia Seminary Preachers basketball players will take to the court against the alumni. The […]

Holy Land study abroad opportunity for church workers, laity

A new Holy Land study abroad course through Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is available for pastors, other church workers and laity. The course, “Exegeting and Teaching the Scripture in Context,” will be available as a Continuing Education course April 10-25, 2018. The course’s preparatory work prior to the trip will include a series of readings […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute set for Feb.10

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary’s Winter Lay Bible Institute Feb. 10, which will explore the contribution of Africa to the life and doctrine of early Christianity. Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of historical theology and director for the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts, will lead the one-day workshop, “Early African Christianity.” […]

Ordination, commissioning anniversaries recognized

From left, Dr. Robert Weise, Dr. Peter Nafzger, Dr. Joel Elowsky, Dr. Timothy Saleska, Dr. Joel Elowsky and Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recognized significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of five faculty, five emeriti faculty and one staff member after chapel Dec. 6. Together, the men have served in ministry […]

#GivingTuesday campaign raises $21K

Generous donors set a record, giving $21,010 to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. The amount topped the institution’s one-day $20,000 goal, and surpassed Giving Tuesday gifts given in 2016 by 162 percent. All funds raised on Giving Tuesday will be used where needed most in the Seminary’s ongoing mission to prepare […]

‘The Gospel in Seven Words’ is focus of Pre-Lenten Workshop

Lent is all about the Gospel – and the Gospel forms the central theme of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “The Gospel in Seven Words” for pastors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The Pre-Lenten Workshop is hosted by Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology. 1 Peter 3:15 provides the biblical orientation […]

Professor Emeritus Kolb receives honorary doctorate from Slovak university

Dr. Robert Kolb receives an honorary doctorate Nov. 13 from the Slovak Comenius University in Bratislava (CU). Photo courtesy Comenius University. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Professor Emeritus and renowned Reformation scholar Dr. Robert Kolb recently received an honorary doctorate from the Slovak Comenius University in Bratislava (CU), the largest university in Slovakia. Kolb’s honorary doctorate […]