Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, will launch a two-year initiative: “Science and the Pastoral Ministry: Preparing Pastors for Fruitful Engagement between Science and Theology.” The two-part program focuses on integrating science into certain core courses and supporting campus-wide efforts to promote discussions about science and theology. Through coursework, students will examine the findings, theories, methods, and assumptions of natural science and how they complement and integrate with scriptural teachings. Campus-wide events, including a theological symposium, days of theological reflection, and special lectures, will provide opportunities for the broader seminary community to explore the significance of science in pastoral ministry.

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Exodus & Torah

Course Description This course consists of two parts: 1. Introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament in which we discuss the content of the Torah and its relationship to the rest of the Canon, and 2. A close encounter with selected sections of the Torah in order to focus on relevant questions…
  • Course Categories: Biblical Studies, General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science, Physics and Cosmos
  • Seminaries: Concordia Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Exodus & Torah
  • Tags: cosmology, Genesis, Hebrew Bible, evangelical, conservative protestant, exodus and torah, old testament, physics and torah

Pastoral Theology

Course Description The theology and practice of the church in her Word-Sacrament ministry, with biblical and confessional principles identified and applied for evangelical pastoral practice. A variety of pastoral care areas are considered to demonstrate the ministry of addressing and administering Word and Sacraments to God’s people, individually and corporately, in their human situation. Lectures,…
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Concordia Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Pastoral Theology
  • Tags: pastoral theology, pastoral care, gerontology, behavioral sciences, evangelical, conservative protestant, general theology, sacraments

Problems in Preaching

Course Description Discussion of some key problems in preaching: relating to the Gospel meaningful to life, transposing the text to the present [cultural] situation, defining and confining the central idea, making abstractions concrete. Class criticism of videotaped sermons.
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science, Life Sciences
  • Seminaries: Concordia Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Problems in Preaching
  • Tags: pastoral theology, biotechnology, pastoral care and counseling, life sciences, evangelical, conservative protestant, history and philosophy of science, problems in preaching

Psalms & Writings

Course Description Three weeks when we discuss how to interpret and use in our ministries the last third of the Hebrew Bible known as The Writings Seven weeks when we read the poetry of David, the μy[in: rM;z" of Israel. μymiT; ['Wv[}v' (Good clean fun!)
  • Course Categories: Biblical Studies, General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science, Physics and Cosmos
  • Seminaries: Concordia Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Psalms & Writings
  • Tags: theology, Philosophy of Science, science and religion, evangelical, conservative protestant, history and philosophy of science, psalms and writings, psalms of david, king david
Learn about the other Participant Schools

In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.