St. Louis seminary plans to sell former CBC campus

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has announced its intention to sell the 8.2-acre former Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School campus that is adjacent to the seminary’s 72-acre historic campus. The Marvin M. Schwan Charitable Foundation purchased the CBC campus in…

Lutheran Blind Mission to offer large-type, braille hymnals

Within the next few months, Lutheran Blind Mission (LBM) expects to produce the new hymnal, Lutheran Service Book, in both large-type and braille versions. St. Louis-based LBM is an LCMS mission agency that offers free blind-ministry resources and operates a…

Connolly steps down as LFC director

After 15 years of overseeing 500 projects, Curt Connolly has stepped down as director of the Synod’s Laborers For Christ (LFC) program. But he’s not exactly leaving LFC, a program in which retired Lutherans help build or remodel churches and…

St. Louis seminary launches new Web site

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, last month launched a new Web site that’s designed to provide a place for the seminary’s faculty to “engage relevant theological topics in a timely manner” and encourage “constructive, ongoing theological discussion between faculty, pastors, and…

Seminary offers Advent devotions online

The Admission Department of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, is posting daily devotions on the seminary’s Web site during Advent. “The coming weeks are a time of reflection as we consider the ways our Lord Jesus comes to us and…

Stewardship projects receive Thrivent grants

With goals to develop “learning communities” in congregations and advocates in districts, two stewardship projects were approved for block grants from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans when the LCMS Board of Directors met in late November. Both projects should be well…

Positions (December)

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Concordia University at Austin, Austin, Texas, seeks applicants for two faculty positions: Communications faculty.  The successful candidate will teach communication technology, media production, media analysis and criticism, and other communication courses as…

Official Notice: Lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by more than 80 plaintiffs against President Gerald B. Kieschnick, First Vice President William R. Diekelman, and The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (as a necessary nominal defendant) in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Mo., in August…

Letters to the Editor (December)

Funding the mission Considering how the Synod’s national “common good” services might be funded, it seems appropriate to examine the manner in which the monies forwarded by congregations to their respective district offices are apportioned.   In passing, I would note…

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The colleges, universities, and seminaries of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod admit students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college, university, or…

Notice of Intent

The Board of Regents of Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., herewith gives notice of intent to promote to a continuing-level appointment the following: DR. JAMES BURKEE, DR. REID NELSON, and DR. RICHARD SCHNAKE.  Any comments concerning this intent should be…

Requests for Reinstatement (December)

JENNIFER HIPP, Boys Ranch, Texas; PATRICIA PYGMAN, LaGrange Park, Ill.; and KAREN R. ROEDEL, Livonia, Mich., have applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion-Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed to the…

Items wanted, available (December)

Note: Reporter cannot accept notices about items offered for sale or that people wish to purchase.  Items described as “Wanted” or “Available” are sought or may be obtained for shipping costs only. Wanted They Shall Not March Alone, CPH, by…

Official Notice: Nominating Ballots

The official nominating ballots for the offices of President, First Vice President, and other Vice Presidents have been mailed to every member congregation of the Synod according to the list of member congregations maintained by the Synod’s Department of Rosters…

Official Notice: Convention Reports and Overtures

The deadline established by bylaw for the submission of reports and overtures to the 2007 convention of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod is March 10, 2007. The boards and commissions of the Synod are being asked to submit their reports to…

Pressure Points with Dr. Bruce Hartung

Q: I like fall because it brings revitalization of the programs and activities of my congregation.  But I dislike fall because it brings budget planning.  And that means making decisions about salaries, including mine. This fall, we had a tough…