Golden Toad—Wikimedia Sometime ago (actually quite awhile ago), I wrote a post on the meaning of extinction and how the irrevocable loss of those creatures that no longer exist diminishes the richness of life in creation. But their loss also impoverishes us as human creatures. Aldo Leopold recognized the tragedy of this loss to us as he looked back and lamented the passing of the passenger pigeon in the early twentieth century
Concordia Seminary faculty discuss with Croatian scholar Boris Gunjević the influential ideas of theologian John Milbank
By Bruce Schuchard Paul faces the first stage of his trial in Rome before the emperor. Whether or not he will be found innocent and released, or whether he will be “poured out like a drink offering” (2:17) and die at the emperor’s whim, he does not know. Not only does he not know, he ..
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will offer a one-day pre-Lenten workshop by Reed Lessing on campus on Friday, January 18, 2013
It is rare to encounter a moving spiritual experience in the digital realm
By Michael Redeker ‘Tis the season when Christians make preparations to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, and there are only a few weeks remaining to do so! This Sunday also marks the beginning of a new church year. As the church celebrates and remembers Christ’s First Advent, Christians also wait in hope for ..
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By Paul Philp The divine court comes to order in Daniel’s vision within this text. Daniel first beholds the thrones being placed and the Ancient of Days taking his seat upon his throne. The description Daniel provides of the Ancient of Days emphasizes his holiness (hair like pure wool), and images which evoke images of ..
By Leopoldo Sanchez In his struggle against the pneumatomachians, who denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit by reducing his nature to that of a ministering spirit or angel, St. Basil (c. 329–379) highlights that good angels are “holy” only because the Holy Spirit, who is God, has made them so. The Holy Spirit uses ..