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By Dale A. Meyer Is this a great time to be the church? Do you have joy in your pastoral ministry? Do the baptized in your congregation show cheerful confidence in their Christian faith? Isaiah 35:4–7a, the first lesson for September 9, gives us a platform to be “helpers of joy” (2 Cor 1:24). You ..
By Thomas Manteufel What does the Old Testament portrayal of Israel have to do with us followers of Jesus Christ? This question may well occur to hearers of this and similar Old Testament lessons. The fact is that when God through Moses addresses Old Testament Israel, he also speaks to us. By way of analogy ..
Dr. Sanchez, director of the Seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies, will work with churches and leaders in Hispanic ministry to lead and coordinate the work of the LCMS
By Arthur F. Graudin Textual Considerations The text—God’s word to his people through the prophet Isaiah—contains a number of key words that point to significant concepts in Israel’s history. The Hebrew word יצר (v. 16) is used in our text to refer to the activity of a potter. In Genesis 2:7 the verb describes the ..
By Kyle Castens The Choice is His There is nothing more non-descript than a plain white Styrofoam takeout container. As it sat on our counter, it went unnoticed. My wife had to bring it to the attention of our sons. They opened the lid and found something unexpected: desserts! Cookies and brownies, big and small. ..
“Doing Justice: The Church’s Faith in Action” is the title of the 23rd Annual Theological Symposium, to be held Sept. 18-19, 2012, on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Featured speakers include John Witte, Jr., John Nunes, Kathryn Galchutt, Bernhard Seter, and Mark Junkans