But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:03

Word and Work: Following Jesus in Confusing Times

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image In the first half of Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Seminary alum Rev. A. Trevor Sutton about his book, Clearly Christian: Following Jesus in this Age of Confusion from Concordia Publishing House. The two men discuss why the...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 23:50

Tim Saleska, “The Gospel-Centered Christian”

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About Tim Saleska’s “The Gospel-Centered Christian,” Charles Arand writes:

When I was a seminarian back in 1980 we were less than six years distant from the synodical...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 03:05

Word and Work: Ministry After Ferguson

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In the first half of this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer visits with Rev. Micah Glenn, executive director of the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo., and how he is serving the needs of the community in the aftermath of the...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 00:13

Word and Work: Serving the Poor

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In the first half of Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer visits with Rev. John Suguitan, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, about the congregation’s emphasis on serving the poor and the homeless. In the second...

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Friday, 26 October 2018 06:25

ICYMI: Bob Kolb Writes at the Gospel Coalition

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imageThe Gospel Coalition, the popular collaborative of pastors and church leaders, recently asked Concordia Seminary’s own Robert Kolb to write a few words on vocation.

His thoughts appeared today on the Gospel Coalition website.

Authors: Editor...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 04:02

Word and Work: Where Faith Meets Culture

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In the first half of “Word and Work: An Intersection,” Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer visits with Dr. Alfonso Espinosa, pastor of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Irvine, Calif., about navigating through today’s culture and Espinosa’s book, Fai...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 01:03

Word and Work: Planting Healthy Churches

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In the first half of this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Seminary alum Rev. Ted Doering (’14) about his background, church planting and ways in which the church can reach younger generations. Doering is author of...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:29

Word and Work: Two Seminary Presidents Walk into a Bar…

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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with his counterpart at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Lawrence Rast. The two seminary presidents discuss the history of their institutions and Rast’s background. They also share some insight about what...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 23:36

Leo Sanchez presents at Concordia University-Portland

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On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Professor Leopoldo Sánchez delivered the inaugural lecture of the Center for Applied Lutheran Leadership (CALL) at Concordia University–Portland. Dr. Sánchez’s presentation is the first one...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 02:16

Social Media: Weaponizing the Tongue

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(A sermon preached on Ephesians 4:25-5:2 in the seminary chapel on August 8, 2018 by Erik Herrmann.

Video of the sermon can be found at https://scholar.csl.edu/cs1718/156/)

IN NOMINE IESU

Last year I got tired of the weeds and I was determined to do something about it. I live on an acre so...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:41

Word and Work: Doing Theology at Auschwitz

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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews concluding seminarian Paul Flo about his time in Germany as part of the 2016 Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Flo was selected from 175 applicants to receive one of 12 FASPE fellowships that...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:08

Concordia Journal, Summer 2018

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Friday, 28 September 2018 05:12

Word and Work: Reaching Millennials

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image Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer sits down with Rev. Mark Kiessling, director of Youth Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to discuss ways the church can better reach millennials and young people, and explore the findings of an LCMS survey of young...

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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer sits down with Dr. Brian Saunders, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Iowa District East. The two men discuss the role of LCMS districts in the hierarchy of the church and the important interface with congregations...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 03:17

Good Beer is Likely a Mortal Sin

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The following is from a “soapbox” talk at the Student Association’s “Prof n’ Stein,” a regular convivial gathering of students and professors for the sake of enjoyment, laughter, and theological levity. Corresponding to the Theological Symposium, Prof. Erik...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 05:45

Word and Work: How Christians Can Engage Politics

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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer discusses the book, Wholly Citizens, with author Dr. Joel Biermann, the Seminary’s Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology, as well as the relationship of church and world in light of Luther’s teachings

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 05:43

Word and Work: Forming Faith Today

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In the debut episode of the new series “Word and Work: An Intersection,” Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Dr. Charles Arand, the Seminary’s Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology, and dean of Theological Research and...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 02:14

The Cross As/In Art

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The cross seems to be everywhere in society. People, be they Christian or not, often wear it as a pendant around their neck. This includes everyone from movie stars to rock stars to regular people. Others tattoo it upon their bodies. Baseball players make the sign of the cross when they step up to...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 23:27

A Free Round of Golf at Symposium

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The LCMS Foundation welcomes Theological Symposium participants to play a complimentary round of a 9-hole golf scramble Monday, September 17, 2018. We have reserved the entire course at the beautiful Highlands in Forest Park, just east of the Seminary campus. Lunch, drinks, and clubhouse appetizers...

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“The Cross Alone is our Theology!”

“The cross of Christ is the only way of instruction in the Word of God, and the only true theology.”

—Martin Luther, 1519. Operationes (Ps 6:11): WA 5:217,2–3.

The cross has always stood at the center of the Christian faith,...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 01:09

Videos from the 2017 Theological Symposium

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The 28th Annual Theological Symposium at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the theme, “The Just Shall Live by Faith: The Reformation Word for Life Then and Now.”

Registration is now open for the 29th Annual Theological Symposium (Sept....

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The Lutheran Layman, the news magazine of Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM), recently featured the story of new Concordia Seminary Provost Douglas Rutt’s visit to Indonesia for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He was then executive director of International Ministries at LHM. 4,500...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:20

Concordia Journal, Spring 2018

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Monday, 18 June 2018 06:55

Do We Really Need Another Helping Skill?

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BY SCOTT GRESS

Editor’s note: the following blog post is guest-written by Rev. Scott Gress, LCMS pastor and author ofA Christian Coaching Guidebook, How to Come Alongside Others For Ministry Results. He will be leading a 16-hour training opportunity at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, on August...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 17:20

Book Blurbs: Dale Meyer on the art of the sermon

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imagePresident Dale Meyer discusses with David Schmitt the art of preaching and his new collection of sermons, Word Alive!: 52 Selected Sermons, taken from his over 40 years of ministry.

You can get a copy of the book by visiting the publisher’s website (where it is currently on sale) or by making...

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