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Sharing the History of an Untold Chapter in Lutheran Missions The Missouri Evangelical Lutheran India Mission (MELIM) Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) is committed to sharing the history of this important missionary work and the Lutheran pioneers who gave witness to the free Gospel of grace in Christ. Primary source documents and photographs that chronicle the…

Auxiliary of CHI Spring Luncheon

You are invited to join The Auxiliary of Concordia Historical Institute on May 11, 2017 to hear a discussion of “The Historical Legacy of Luther and the Reformation”. The Rev. Dr. Martin Noland, former Executive Director of Concordia Historical Institute and current pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Evansville, Indiana, will be the presenter. This is…

Walther Roundtable

The 29th Walther Roundtable will be held May 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m in the Concordia Historical Institute Conference Room. This conference on Walther research, under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Manteufel, is an annual event held at CHI. It is a way for the Lutheran community to be informed…


The Spring 2017 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 90, no.1) continues its offering of outstanding articles on American Lutheran history! While this issue contains only one major article, it provides a glimpse of how God has used laymen to trumpet Christ’s redeeming work in the life of the Lutheran Church. Presented in…

Display case for "Pressed into Service"

Upcoming Museum Exhibit “Pressed into Service by the Word of God” Documents the History of Martin Luther and the Reformation through Rare Books and Coins Concordia Historical Institute, located on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Missouri, announces a major exhibit of rare books and coins documenting the 500-year history of the Reformation. Under…


The Winter 2016 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 89, no.4) has arrived and should be delivered to your mailbox shortly! It provides us with items from the 2016 CHI Awards Banquet as well as a major article on the history of catechisms in the LCMS! The issue starts off with three items…

Walther League bracelet and charm

Walther Leaguers! Walther Leaguers! One And All Are We! The Walther League Project is underway and making tremendous strides! Notices for a call for participants were placed in The Reporter, Lutheran Witness and pertinent alumni bulletins as well as CHI’s Historical Footnotes, website and Facebook page. At this time, we have received over 120 responses…

CHIQ v.89 no.3

The Fall 2016 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 89, no.3) arrives fast on the heels of CHIQ v.89, no.2! This issue’s cover title, “The Renewal of the Common Service and its Hymns”, informs the reader that this issue is focused on Lutheran liturgy and hymnody. The Rev. Dr. Paul J. Grime provides…

Faces of the Reformation

Reformation 2016 is now in the rear view mirror, so if you haven’t already started using the Faces of the Reformation now is the time to act! Check our site for the all the Faces that are available to date. Reformation 2017 comes only once, so don’t delay in using these Sunday bulletin inserts, biographical…

500th Anniversary of the Reformation Exhibit presented by Concordia Historical Institute

The exhibit theme is set! Concordia Historical Institute’s upcoming exhibit for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has been given the title, “Pressed into Service by the Word of God”. The exhibit is scheduled to open February 18, 2017 (the 471st anniversary of the death of Martin Luther) at CHI’s museum, 804 Seminary Place, St….

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