Seminary

Simpson again leads LCMS Joint Seminary Fund

Cindy L. Simpson begins Dec. 15 as director of the Synod’s Joint Seminary Fund, with LCMS Mission Advancement.

Belay: LCMS ‘not there for lip service’ for Ethiopian seminary

The Rev. Dr. Belay Guta, president of the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia, thanks the LCMS for its help during a Sept. 9 Worldwide KFUO interview.

Fort Wayne sem offers apologetics course

Dr. Adam S. Francisco will lead “Apologetics for the 21st Century” July 9-11 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Seminary buys robot to study the ethics of technology

Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College in Matthews, N.C., introduces a humanoid NAO robot Feb. 14.

CUS enrollment hits new high: 33,399 students

The new record figure represents both graduate and undergraduate students at all 10 Concordia University System schools combined.

After decline, Catholics see rise in number of future priests

The Catholic Church has a new statistic to cheer: More men are now enrolled in graduate-level seminaries — the main pipeline to the priesthood — than in nearly two decades.

Convention continues, strengthens SMP distance-education program

Delegates adopt two resolutions related to the Specific Ministry Pastor program.

Delegates support continuing education of pastors

Delegates approve six higher-education resolutions, including one that establishes a standard for continuing education for pastors.

Delegates seek wording changes on SMP Bylaw; applaud sem’s 175th anniversary

Convention delegates ask for wording tweaks on a Specific Ministry Pastor program resolution and recognize the 175th anniversary of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Convention calls for ‘continued faithful witness’ by Concordia colleges, universities; supports PALS

LCMS convention delegates approve resolution to help 10 Concordia colleges and universities retain their “distinctly Lutheran” identity.

Sánchez asks delegates, ‘Who are you wearing?’

The Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, reminds delegates, “It is in our Baptism that we truly learn anew who we are before God and before one another.”

Sem offers free website assistance

During the LCMS convention, technical staff from Concordia Theological Seminary will be offering free consultations on website development.

Four CTS students receive awards in essay contest

Four students from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are named this year’s winners in an annual essay contest sponsored by the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Council of Presidents assigns first calls, vicarages

The LCMS Council of Presidents assigns first pastoral calls to 138 men. In addition, 103 vicar candidates are assigned, as well as 64 commissioned ministers.

April 1 is deadline for ‘Picture-Your-Pastor’ Contest

Time is drawing short to submit entries to the first “Picture-Your-Pastor” Contest sponsored by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.