Our religion professors are one of the most diverse groups you'll find on campus, ensuring a wide array of course offerings, rich conversations and the opportunity to view faith and religions from many different perspectives. Their specialties include Christian ethics, Luther and Lutheran history, church history, world Christianity, Asian and African religions, Islam, biblical studies, science and religions and more. They'll help you ask the tough questions and seek the answers, encourage you to examine and articulate your own beliefs and open your mind to others.
Faith and Leadership
Faith is a verb, leadership is a calling.
If you want to be a leader in faith communities, service organizations, non-profits or outdoor ministry settings, this is the major for you. A significant number of Concordia graduates seek employment or volunteer positions connecting their faith convictions to social needs, and this concentration within the religion department has been created to fulfill those needs.
Experience of a Lifetime
Chances are, you've heard of Concordia's award-winning global education program and our religion department regularly makes these opportunities available to students.
Our faculty frequently lead guided trips overseas, carefully tying classroom studies to world experiences in Greece, Italy, Germany, France, England, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, China, India and more.
Recent trips include 10-day Exploration Seminars to Istanbul to learn more about the Orthodox Church and have a private audience with His All Holiness Bartholomew, and to Cairo to study firsthand the Coptic Christian Church in Egypt and meet with His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. A recent month-long May Seminar took students to South Africa where they studied "After Apartheid: Hope and Despair."