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  There is only one month remaining to view the Concordia Historical Institute’s extensive museum exhibit “Bringing Christ to the Highlands,” featuring LCMS mission work that began in 1948. The CHI exhibit frames the work of Christ and the Gospel in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a series of paintings done by missionary Robert Kroenke,…


The Spring 2016 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 89, no.1), is hot off the press! The Rev. Dr. Jack D. Ferguson, a frequent contributor, provides us with his article, “‘Mid Tumult of Her War: The Doctrine of the Church and the Office of the Holy Ministry Following the 1841 Altenburg Debate”; the…

Using Archives

A Guide to Using Archives


The Winter 2015 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 88, no.4), continuing its new expanded format, provides four articles, one of which is a continuation from the previous issue. Missouri District president, the Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, who served as pastor at Biltz’s church – St. Paul Lutheran Church, Concordia, Missouri, provides…

Kevin Parviz 2

Join us at  CHI to hear Rev. Kevin Parviz speak on… “The History of Jewish Evangelism in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” March 10, 2016 : Thursday : 1:00 – 3:00pm


The Fall 2015 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 88, no.3), continuing its new expanded format, provides three articles, two of which are one of a multi-part article on various Lutheran historical groups. These groups provide insight on how the Word of the Lord grows in new corners of the vineyard. Warren R….

Aux Dec 2015a

Join us this December 10 for the CHI Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon featuring Rev. Dr. Ron Rall speaking on “The Gutnius Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea.”


Concordia Historical Institute is pleased to announce the first event of it’s new speakers series, “Historically Speaking”. The inaugural speaker is Tim Townsend, award-winning author of Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis. Mission at Nuremberg is the gripping story of Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke, who served as an…


NOW AVAILABLE ON CHI’S WEBSITE! Each year there are dozens of publications produced relating to the study of North American Lutheranism. In an effort to serve our members and friends we have produced a thorough bibliography for the publishing year of 2014 that compiles all of this work into one document. You can find the…


NOW AVAILABLE!  CHI’s new online exhibit to commemorate the life of Jan Hus, an early church reformer who was burned at the stake 600 years ago is now online! Click here to view.

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