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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Timothy Quill

MDiv, STM, MPhil, PhD
(260) 452-2137


Dr. Quill joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 1998 and teaches liturgy, homiletics and missions.Since 2002, he has served as dean of International Studies.

Quill also serves as director of Theological Education for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Office of International Mission.

He received a B.S. in Education from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska in 1971, and his M.Div. and S.T.M. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1980 and 1993 respectively. In 1996, he received a Masters of Philosophy from Drew University followed by a Ph.D. upon completion of his dissertation in 2002. The title of his dissertation is “An Examination of the Contributions of Theodosius Harnack to the Renewal of the Liturgy in the Ninteenth Century.”

He served as director of the Russian Project at CTSFW. In this position, he traveled extensively to Russia and the former nations of the Soviet Union, oversaw the recruitment of approximately 40 students from Russia to study on the Fort Wayne campus; assisted in the establishment of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia; and organized theological seminaries in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Lithuania.

He served as a parish pastor for 15 years in the LCMS.

Works of Note


Collected Writings


“Liturgical Worship” in Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views, ed. J. Matthew Pinson, Broadman & Holdman Publishers, Nashville, TN, 2009.
The Impact of the Liturgical Movement on American Lutheranism, Scarecrow Press, Inc., Drew University Studies in Liturgy, No. 3. 1997


Scholarly Articles

“Open and Closed Doors: Opportunities in Global Missions Today” in Congress on the Lutheran Confessions 2005 Papers, Ed. John A. Maxfield (The Luther Academy: St. Louis, MO) 2009
“Liturgical Preaching” and “The Presence of Christ in the Liturgy” in The Three Witnesses: MLTC Monograph Series, Number 2, Ed. Dean Apel and Reijo Arkkila (National Printing Press Ltd: Kenya) 2004
Lithuanian Aspirations and LWF Ambitions: In Honor of Bishop Jonas Kalvanas (1949-2003) in Concordia Theological Quarterly, (vol. 66, No. 4, 2002).
“Theodosius Harnack and Litugical Preaching,” in Lord Jesus Christ, Will you Not Stay: Essays in Honor of Ronald Feuerhahn, (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2002).
“The Modern Liturgical Movement and American Lutheranism,” in The Bride of Christ (Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000).
“And with Your Spirit: Why the Ancient Response Should Be Restored in the Pastoral Greeting” in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology (Vol. 7, No. 2, 1998).
“Law-Gospel Preaching: Giving the Gifts” in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology (Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994).


Devotional Writings

The Struggle of Lutheran Identity in Africa” in For the Life of the World, (November 2008, Vol. 12, No. 4)
“The End Times in Pastoral Practice: In the Midst of Earthly Life” published in the Journal for the Fifth Annual Conference of the Good Shepherd Institute, Ed. Daniel Zager (Concordia Theological Seminary Press: Fort Wayne, IN) 2005
Missionary Pastors and Lutheran Missions” in For the Life of the World (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2000).
“Divine Service and the Forgiveness of Sins” in Real Life Worship Reader, 1993.
Sermon Studies on Isaiah 42:1-7 and Samuel 3:1-10 in Concordia Pulpit Resources, 1991.
“Devotional Thoughts on the Easter Vigil” Concordia Journal, 1990.


Book Review

Book Review Essay, “Meta-Church and its Implications for a Confessional Lutheran Church,” in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology (Vol. 2, No. 4, 1993)