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

Thursday, 16 January 2020 03:51

Word and Work: Equipping Caregiving Ministry

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Dr. Kenneth Haugk, founder and executive director of Stephen Ministries. Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 05:05

New Lenten Sermon Series Now Available

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There is no denying that there’s a lot of talk about nationality, race, and ethnicity in our country these days. Both the left and the right have their talking points and agendas. But how do the Scriptures address these kinds of issues? And what can the church say without descending into...

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 00:27

Word and Work: Christ-Centered Counseling

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Dr. Richard “Rick” Marrs, director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs and associate professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis....

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Sunday, 05 January 2020 23:12

Concordia Journal, Fall 2019

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The full catalog of back issues of Concordia Journal (1975-present), along with the indexed volumes of its predecessor Concordia Theological Monthly(1949-1974), are available online at AtlaSerials®&...

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Friday, 03 January 2020 00:08

ICYMI: Leo Sanchez, “A Latino Classical Musician?”

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Concordia Seminary’s own Leo Sanchez recently wrote an essay on his nearly lifelong experience with western classical music, including his current experience as the Principal Double Bass in the St. Louis Civic Orchestra, and how it changed when he immigrated to the United States.

The essay...

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Wednesday, 25 December 2019 22:30

The Chance to Dance

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By Melanie Ave

We left the house early on a drizzly New Year’s Eve last year, headed to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. My husband’s alma mater, the University of Missouri Tigers, was facing my alma mater, the Oklahoma State University Cowboys.

As far as family adventures go, this holiday...

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Monday, 23 December 2019 00:47

Encouragement for Preaching Christmas

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image Editors Note:  The following is an excerpt from the introduction to the sermon collectionCome, Immanuel: Preaching from Advent to Epiphany, ed. Richard Caemmerer, Sr. (Concordia Publishing House, 1968). The entire introduction and collection is worth reading and meditating on, but these...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:08

“Holy Rude”

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Editor’s note: In the Fall 2019 issue of theConcordia Journal, Glenn Nielsen provides an Anatomy of a Sermon by Frances “Rev” Rossow. Dr. Nielsen notes that the sermon itself alludes to an earlier editorial Rev Rossow wrote in the November 1977 issue of theConcordia Journal. We...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 06:10

Natural Burial: The Final Journey

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Natural Burial: The Final Journey is a free, downloadable six-unit Bible study, written by Kent Burreson and Beth Hoeltke, focusing on the worth that God places on the human body not only in life, but equally in death. God honors the body and the best way for Christians to honor their body is to...

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Friday, 06 December 2019 12:58

Laokouxang (Kou) Seying (1964-2019)

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Editor’s note: Rev. Kou Seying, the Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, associate dean for urban and cross-cultural ministry, and associate professor of practical theology died on Nov. 23, 2019. A wide range of Prof. Seying’s work is available for free at...

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 23:09

Word and Work: What Is a Provost Anyway?

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Provost Dr. Douglas L. Rutt about his background, his duties as provost, and cross-cultural ministry.

In the audio version, also hear a chapel sermon from Dr. Rutt. You can download the episode...

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 06:21

Call for Papers: Theological Symposium (Sept. 22–23, 2020)

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The Theological Symposium committee invites proposals for open sectionals during the 31st Annual Theological Symposium, September 22–23, 2020, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

PLEASE NOTE:We are making the call for papers early to allow more time to circulate and publicize the sectionals, as...

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 23:33

66 Texts from 66 Books

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66 Texts from 66 Books by Paul Deterding offers a preacher the opportunity to preach a text from each book of the entire Bible in one church year. This preaching schedule is not meant to displace a regular use of a common...

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 23:31

Word and Work: A Life of Preaching

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks theology and ministry with Seminary alum Dr. Richard Lischer (’69), professor emeritus of Duke University.

In the audio version of the program, listen to a chapel sermon by Rev. Dar Karsten,...

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:48

Word and Work: Reading the Bible in the Holy Land

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Dr. Thomas “Tom” Zelt, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, Calif., about the Seminary course, “Exegesis and Teaching from a Biblical Context.” For seven...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:35

Word and Work: Life After Seminary

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In this special alumni version of Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer discusses the ups and downs of ministry with three longtime pastors and alums: Dr. David Benson (’79, ’18), Rev. Michael Neidow (’84), and Dr. Jonathan...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:49

Word and Work: The Future of Pastoral Ministry

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer delves into the topic of recruiting and the need for more church workers with our new Associate Provost Dr. Benjamin Haupt, assistant professor practical theology. In the audio version, also hear a recent...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 01:22

Concordia Journal, Summer 2019

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:03

ICYMI: Burreson and Schuler on Catechesis

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Concordia Seminary Prof. Kent Burreson and Concordia University, St. Paul, Prof. Rhoda Schuler jointly gave the 2019 Hoffmann Lecture at Concordia University, St. Paul, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, entitled “Remembering the Future: Exploring an Ancient Model of Making Disciples for the 21st...

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:29

Word and Work: A Life in Ministry

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Dr. Timothy Saleska, dean of ministerial formation, about Saleska’s family history in ministry, the importance of the Old Testament and the Psalms, and how the Holy Spirit has brought...

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Monday, 21 October 2019 00:08

The Tension of Transition

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Editor’s note: David Schmitt provided this devotion to accompany an exhibition of artwork by Sarah Bernhardt on display during the Theological Symposium, Sept. 17-18, 2019. His devotion specifically reflected on the series of digital collages (20×20) entitled “Manna” (2019)...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:00

Word and Work: A Life in Mission

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer delves into the topic of missions with Dr. Will Schumacher, the mission professor of historical theology, director of the Institute for Mission Studies, and the Buehner-Duesenberg Professor of Missions at...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:00

Come, Lord Jesus: A New Sermon Series

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Erik Herrmann delves in the 2019 Advent-Christmas Sermon Series with its author, W. Mart Thompson, associate professor of practical theology. “Come, Lord Jesus: An Advent-Christmas Sermon Series” published by Concordia Seminary Press is available for download at https://www.csl.edu/produ...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 06:29

Norman Nagel (1925-2019)

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Editor’s note: The following thoughts about Dr. Norman Nagel were shared with the faculty at the opening of our regular faculty meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Dr. Nagel entered eternal rest on Oct. 8, 2019. A wide range of Dr. Nagel’s work—including a number of chapel...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:17

Word and Work: All Things Worship

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer discusses all things worship with Dean of Chapel Dr. Kent Burreson. The two men also discuss a worship grant project aimed at exploring congregations with successful catechumenate programs.

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