CSPTheology.org is maintained by the Department of Theology and Ministry at Concordia University, Saint Paul. In the Department of Theology and Ministry, our proclamation, faith, and life are normed exclusively by the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; and by the Lutheran Confessions, because the latter documents are a correct doctrinal exposition of this Word of God.

Absolutely central to both the Scriptures and the Confessions is their consistent witness to Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), who was “delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification” (Romans 4:25). This gospel is “of first importance” (1 Corinthians 15:3). It animates our individual confessions of faith, and it informs all of our work as theologians and teachers at Concordia.

Members of the theology faculty are rostered by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod or are active members of LCMS congregations.

The mission of the Department of Theology and Ministry is to unfold the Christian message from the perspective of Lutheran theology and to prepare students for professional and lay Word and Service leadership in the Church.


Concordia University, St. Paul is one of 10 universities owned and operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since our founding in 1893, Concordia University has been preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives by providing an educational experience that is responsive, relevant and real.

Our focus on student success creates a caring, supportive and energetic environment that makes Concordia a place that stands out for its warmth, character and academic strength. Backgrounds, cultural heritage and ages of students vary widely, yet all have found a welcoming, accepting place to grow academically, spiritually and interpersonally.

Concordia’s campus is conveniently located in Minnesota’s capitol city of St. Paul. Less than 10 minutes from either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis, everything the Twin Cities has to offer is within easy reach. To learn more about all that Concordia University has to offer, please visit our official University website, www.csp.edu.