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Join hosts Rev. Micah Glenn and Dr. Ben Haupt as they talk with Dr. Joel Biermann, Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology, Under the Fig Tree. Listen in as Biermann shares his journey into ministry, first as a parish pastor and later, as a professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary. Glenn, Haupt and Biermann dive deep into the doctrine of vocation – that first, God calls us to faith, and second, God has places us into roles and relationships that come with interdependent responsibility, or our vocation, toward others.

Under the Fig Tree is a video and audio podcast of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. New video and audio episodes are added weekly each Monday. Under the Fig Tree can be found on YouTube and most podcast platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Those interested in vocational ministry are invited to learn more about Concordia Seminary at or by contacting the admissions team at [email protected] or 800-822-9545.


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Laity; Ministers; Future Seminarians; Future Deaconesses

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