40th Anniversary Articles

40th Anniversary Articles

Rev. Dr. Mark Brighton giving a sermon

Dear colleagues, students, and friends of Concordia University

Posted on 3/17/2017 by Ann Ashmon - 6 minute read

Rev. Dr. Mark Brighton ’81 preached for Concordia’s 40th anniversary service on September 25, 2016. The following is an excerpt of his sermon from that day.

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Rev. Dr. Shang Ik Moon looking through a photo book

Miracle Journey

Posted on 3/17/2017 by Ann Ashmon - 11 minute read

Rev. Dr. Shang Ik Moon lived a life of pain and miracles on his way to becoming a co-founder of Concordia University Irvine/Christ College Irvine. As a boy he survived the outbreak of the Korean war, making his way through enemy lines only to find himself alone at age 14, foraging for food. God’s intervention brought him to faith and to the U.S. where academic and spiritual training prepared him for an assignment he never expected: helping to establish a new Lutheran university on the West Coast.

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