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  1. Video of LCMS Conventions
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  5. Business Records and Filings
  6. Communications
  7. News and Commentary
  8. Monographs

Video of LCMS Conventions

2016 July 10. “President’s Report – part 3”. TheLCMS (Vimeo channel).

2019 July 21 – Morning Session. TheLCMS (YouTube channel).

2019 July 22 – Morning Session. TheLCMS (YouTube channel).

2019 July 22 – Afternoon Session. TheLCMS (YouTube channel).

2019 July 24 – Afternoon Session Part 1. TheLCMS (YouTube channel).

2019 July 25 – Morning Session. TheLCMS (YouTube channel).

Video of January 2020 LCA Presentations

Matthew Harrison. “A Time to Confess.” January 20, 2020. Lutheran Concerns Association (Vimeo channel).

Tom Korcok. “The School and the Future of the Church.” January 20, 2020. Lutheran Concerns Association (Vimeo channel).

Larry Rast. “Assessing the 2019 LCMS Convention.” January 20, 2020. Lutheran Concerns Association (Vimeo channel).

Mark Stern. “Lutheran Higher Education Today.” January 20, 2020. Lutheran Concerns Association (Vimeo channel).

“LCA Panel Discussion with All Presenters.” January 20, 2020. Lutheran Concerns Association (Vimeo channel).

Other Videos

Kelsi Klembara et al. “Stories from Selma.”

“Dr Paul J Kim History.” International Mission Jesus (Youtube channel).

“Dr. Paul J Kim – Revival in Selma.” International Mission Jesus.

Matthew Harrison. “LCMS Synod Report: June 14, 2018.” Indiana District-LCMS (Vimeo channel).

Documents from LCMS Conventions

“2016 Convention Proceedings.”

“2016 Convention Workbook.”

“2019 Convention Proceedings.”

“2019 Today’s Business.” 1st Edition–Proposed Resolutions.

“2019 Today’s Business.” 6th Edition.

“The Convention: From Overture to Action.” 2019.

Business Records and Filings

Alabama Secretary of State. “International Mission Jesus, Inc.” Business Entity Records.

Concordia University Portland. “2014 Form 990.” ProPublica.

Concordia University System. “Exhibit B: Articles of Incorporation.” 1992. State of Missouri Office of Secretary of State.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund. “2019 Annual Report and Offering Circular.” October 1, 2019.

LCEF. “2020 Offering Circular.” October 1, 2020.

Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. “Handbook: Constitution, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation.” 2016. May 2017 Edition.

LCMS. “Handbook: Constitution, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation.” 2019.

US District Court of Arizona. “Calisesi vs. HotChalk Incorporated.” 2:13-cv-01150.


Concordia College New York. “Concordia College New York to Close.” January 28, 2021.

CCNY. “Joint Statement from Concordia College New York and Iona College.” January 28, 2021.

CCNY. “Dr. Susan Apold Returns to Concordia College as Dean, School of Health Sciences and Nursing.” June 19, 2018.

Concordia University Portland. “Concordia University – Portland Ceases Operations After Spring 2020 Semester.” February 10, 2020.

CUP. “Concordia University–Portland Announces Interim President.” December 20, 2019.

CUP. “CU Portland Launches Search for Next President.” July 16, 2018.

CUP. “Concordia St. Paul to Pursue the Transfer of CU-Portland’s Accelerated Nursing Program.”

CUP. “Letter to LCMS Congregations.” Dr. Gloria Edwards. December 14, 2018.

CUP. “President’s Letter.” January 19, 2018.

CUP. “President’s Letter–Updated.” March 16, 2018.

CUP. “Schlimpert Announces Retirement Date, Leadership Transition Process.”

CUP. “Title IX and Equity Review News and Notes.” August 2017 edition.

CUP Board of Regents. “CUP Presidential Search.”

CUP Board of Regents. Message. May 26, 2017.

Concordia University St. Paul. “CSP Officially Acquires Central Midway Building.” March 21, 2019.

CSP. “Ries Celebrated, Honored as he Enters Retirement.”

CSP. “President Ries Receives 2019 ALDE Outstanding Executive Director Award.” February 7, 2019.

CSP. “Concordia St. Paul Continues Portland Accelerated Nursing Program.” June 9, 2020.

Iona College. “Iona College Announces New Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Nursing.” May 20, 2020.

Iona College. “Iona College Announces Susan Apold as Director of New Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Nursing.” May 20, 2020.

John Sias. “Memorandum Re: Res. 7-02B Task Force Draft Request for Comment (Rec’d July 2, 2018).” July 9, 2018.

LCMS Board of Directors. “Minutes.” February 19-20, 2016.

LCMS Board of Directors. “Executive Session Telephonic Board Meeting Minutes (released to the public as authorized June 7, 2018).” December 19, 2017.

LCMS Board of Directors. “Minutes.” September 12-13, 2019.

LCMS Board of Directors. “Minutes.” November 21, 2019.

PR Newswire. “Noodle Grows Network Through Acquisition of HotChalk.” November 20, 2020.

News and Commentary

BoiseDev. “UI will lease former Concordia campus for law school.” Betsy Russell. June 28, 2021.

Congregations Matter. “A Tale of Two Concordias: Selma and Ann Arbor.”

Congregations Matter. “The Fix Was In – Selma Never Had a Chance.”

Idaho Statesman. “Concordia law students ask for help from Idaho, Oregon attorneys general.” John Sowell. August 7, 2020.

Highline. “The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education.” Kevin Carey. April 1, 2019.

Oregon Public Broadcasting. “Concordia: Behind The Closure Of Oregon’s Largest Private University.” Rob Manning. February 24, 2020.

Oregon Public Broadcasting. “Think Out Loud: Concordia Students Suing The University After Its Announced Closure.” Hosted by WNYC. February 18, 2020.

Oregon Public Broadcasting. “Concordia University Portland campus sold to church fund lender.” Meerah Powell. June 29, 2021.

The Oregonian. “Concordia gained thousands of new students — and a federal inquiry.” Molly Young. October 21, 2016.

The Oregonian. “In higher ed, a regulatory web can complicate oversight.” Molly Young. October 21, 2016.

The Oregonian. “Concordia University’s online vision hid grim reality.” Jeff Manning and Molly Young. February 28, 2020.

The Oregonian. “Concordia students to file suit over Portland university’s closure.” Jayati Ramakrishnan. February 10, 2020.

The Oregonian. “Concordia University parent sued for $302 million.” Jeff Manning. April 21, 2020.

The Oregonian. “Oregon Justice Department investigating collapse of Concordia.” Jeff Manning. May 27, 2020.

The Oregonian. “Financial arm of parent church buys Concordia University campus at foreclosure sale.” Jeff Manning. June 30, 2021.

Phil on Ed Tech. “Concordia University Portland Closure: There’s more to the story.” Phil Hill. March 1, 2020.

Pioneer Press. “Spouse of Concordia University president buys faculty housing, converts all four units to Airbnb despite city rules.” Frederick Melo. August 23, 2018.

Pioneer Press. “University four-plex housed students and faculty when president’s wife bought it, converted it to Airbnb.” Frederick Melo. August 24, 2018.

Pioneer Press. “Concordia president and wife put former faculty housing up for sale for $1.2 million.” Frederick Melo. October 16, 2018.

Pioneer Press. “City council pushes back on Port Authority-Concordia University plan to take office building off tax rolls.” Frederick Melo. January 28, 2019.

Pioneer Press. “St. Paul City Council postpones decision on Concordia University’s purchase of Central Midway building.” Frederick Melo. February 6, 2019.

Pioneer Press. “Amid pushback, Concordia withdraws bond request to city for Central Midway building.” Frederick Melo. February 19, 2019.

PSU Vanguard. “Concordia University Queer Straight Alliance grieves during final meeting.” Anna Williams. January 16, 2018.

Reporter. “Parties pose ‘creative solution’ to save Concordia, Ann Arbor.” Paula Schlueter Ross. May 25, 2012.

Reporter. “Ries to retire from Concordia, St. Paul, in 2019.” Cheryl Magness. August 8, 2018.

Reporter. “BOD advances new CUS governance model.” David Strand. March 8, 2021.

Selma Times-Journal. “Concordia College in need of investors to remain open.” Blake Deshazo. February 6, 2018.

Selma Times-Journal. “Concordia College Alabama to close at end of spring semester.” Blake Deshazo. February 21, 2018.

Selma Times-Journal. “Concordia College set to sell off inventory.” Adam Powell. November 27, 2018.

Selma Times-Journal. “New Concordia owner has ‘big plans’ for campus.” Adam Powell. January 3, 2019.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “‘When we’re gone, it will be’: German dialect has survived nearly 200 years in southeast Missouri.” Valerie Schremp Hahn. October 7, 2018.

Star Tribune. “St. Paul City Council stalls Concordia’s purchase of a Midway building.” Emma Nelson. January 24, 2019.

Willamette Week. “A Club for Queer Students Is Forced to Shutter at a Portland Christian College.” Katie Shepherd. January 17, 2018.


George Hawley. “The LCMS in the Face of Demographic and Social Change: A Social Science Perspective.” Journal of Lutheran Mission. December 15, 2016.

LCMS Office of National Mission. “Relationships Count: Engaging & Retaining Millennials.” Concordia Publishing House. 2019.