Concordia Journal garners awards

The Associated Church Press (ACP) announced the winners of the 2011 Best of the Christian Press Awards at its conference in Chicago, Ill., on May 2. Concordia Journal, Concordia Seminary’s quarterly theological publication, is an official member of ACP and it won two awards this year:

Award of Merit (2nd place) — Best in Class: Journal

Concordia Journal, Travis J. Scholl, editor; William W. Schumacher, executive editor; Dale A. Meyer (President, Concordia Seminary), publisher; Melanie Appelbaum, editorial assistant; Jayna Rollings, graphic designer.

Honorable Mention — Theological Reflection: Long-Format

Concordia Journal for “The Tapestry of Preaching” by David R. Schmitt, writer; Travis Scholl, editor; Melanie Appelbaum, editorial assistant. The article appeared in the Spring 2011 issue (pictured above).

“We are honored by this recognition, but it’s not the first,” commented Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary. “Many theologically-minded people are increasingly recognizing the Concordia Journal’s depth with practical relevance. We’re eagerly working on future issues!”

To view the full list of awards, please visit:

Issued quarterly by the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, the Concordia Journal is the successor of Lehre und Wehre (1855-1929), begun by C. F. W. Walther, a founder of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Lehre und Wehre was absorbed by the Concordia Theological Monthly (1930-1974) which was also published by the faculty of Concordia Seminary as the official theological periodical of the Synod. Archives of the Concordia Journal may be accessed on

To subscribe to Concordia Journal, contact Melanie Appelbaum at or 314-505-7117.

The oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America, the Associated Church Press, founded in 1916, is an international community of communication professionals brought together by faithfulness to their craft and by a common task of reflecting, describing, and supporting the life of faith and the Christian community. For more information, visit

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