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Bugenhagen’s Day
April 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment

Yesterday was the anniversary of Johannes Bugenhagen’s sleep in the Lord … but yesterday was about waking, not sleeping  (Christus resurrexit: vere resurrexit: Alleluia!). Still, Bugenhagen is worth remembering. Pastor at Wittenberg, he was, among …

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Preaching Matthew (Part 1)
December 19, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Originally taped in 2011, we are highlighting this “Preaching Matthew” podcast as we once again enter Year A in the lectionary.

David Schmitt, Jeff Gibbs, and Ron Rall form a Preachers Roundtable on preaching Matthew (from which the Gospel readings for LSB Lectionary Series A are largely taken). Part one of two. Here’s part two.

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Easter Sunday • Acts 10:34–43 • April 20, 2014
April 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
In this pericope, Peter portrays Christ’s resurrection as God’s vindication of his identity and his work. In the resurrection, God gives assurance that Jesus is Lord and the judge of the living and the …

What is Truth? Good Friday Reflections on John 18:33-38
April 18, 2014 – 9:17 pm | 2 Comments

Truth — would you recognize it if you saw it?

Tips for Easter Preaching – Year Round
April 15, 2014 – 10:33 am | 9 Comments
Tips for Easter Preaching – Year Round

Five ways to preach the resurrection, and not just at Easter.

Steven Ozment to lecture on Luther and Cranach
April 14, 2014 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
Steven Ozment to lecture on Luther and Cranach

The third Reformation500 annual speaker series at Concordia Seminary will feature Steven Ozment, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University. This year the Reformation500 event will be held on Friday afternoon, April 25 …

Blood Moon Lunacy
April 10, 2014 – 9:13 am | 10 Comments
Blood Moon Lunacy

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about with your taxes due on April 15….

Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology Appears
April 9, 2014 – 8:20 am | 2 Comments
Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology Appears

Oxford University Press has published (April 2014) The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, in its series of “Handbooks” to aid study of a wide variety of subjects.  Editors of this Handbook include Irene Dingel, …

Innocent Suffering: A Lenten Thought
April 7, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment
Innocent Suffering: A Lenten Thought

In the piety of Lenten self-reflection, the confession of our sin holds a prominent place. Especially for Lutherans who recognize that, as simul iustus et peccator, our confession of sin is comprehensive. The words of Isaiah 64 …

Luther, Laity, and … Lego
April 2, 2014 – 10:27 am | 2 Comments
Luther, Laity, and … Lego

A review of the Lego Movie as embodiment of Reformation theology….

The rise and fall (and rise again?) of American denominations
March 28, 2014 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
The rise and fall (and rise again?) of American denominations

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Caring for Youth who Care about Creation
March 17, 2014 – 9:41 am | No Comment
Caring for Youth who Care about Creation

Lutheran youth really care about the environment. What does this mean for the Lutheran church?

I don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent…yet
March 4, 2014 – 11:20 pm | No Comment
I don’t know what I’m giving up for Lent…yet

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