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In this first episode of the 2023-24 academic year, hosts Rev. Micah Glenn and Dr. Ben Haupt return for a new season of “Under the Fig Tree.” Glenn and Haupt share what they did over the summer and reflect on the history and purpose of the podcast, tease a few topics that will be tackled in upcoming episodes and share appreciation for all the listeners’ feedback they have received. “It’s a blessing and we both love it. We love our listeners,” Glenn says. “The reason that we started the podcast — first and foremost — was for the sake of recruiting new church workers … [and to] share stories and show people that this could in fact be a place where you come, you live, you learn, you grow and prepare yourself for service to the church.” For their recurring segment, “Ripe for the picking” or “Leave it on the tree,” hear how the hosts feel about cream corn, coloring books for adults and antiperspirant.

“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 during the academic year. “Under the Fig Tree” can be found on YouTube, the Seminary’s Scholar site ( 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 admissions 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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