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New Internet Resource Debuts at Concordia Seminary

A new audio resource, available on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Web site (, is designed to foster theological reflection and discussion concerning important issues confronting the church and the world. The resource, ProfTalk, is a weekly discussion by a group of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, professors that is recorded and made available in three audio formats. The discussions are approximately 30 minutes in length.

The first ProfTalk considers the events of September 11 and features Concordia Seminary faculty members Dr. Charles Arand, Dr. Paul Raabe, Dr. Paul Robinson, Dr. James Voelz and Dr. Richard Warneck. Dr. David Adams of the Seminary’s faculty serves as the moderator for ProfTalk.

“We have discussions of this type on a regular basis over lunch or on the sidewalk,” commented Raabe. “We thought it might prove interesting for people to listen-in on our conversation and agree or disagree with us. We hope to address many interesting issues in the future and model the way God’s people can think theologically about issues and discuss them in an atmosphere of mutual respect.”

The audio files are available for online listening and may also be downloaded for offline listening. They are offered in Real Audio®, Windows Media® and QuickTime® formats.

“This new resource joins our video files, as well as the Lectionary at Lunch, Wednesday Chapel Sermon and Wednesday Convocation audio files, as Internet resources available via our Web site,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, vice president for seminary relations at Concordia Seminary. “We want to exercise theological leadership in providing confessional Lutheran resources to the world, and the Internet provides a wonderful vehicle to accomplish this.”

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314.505.7370;