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Article Archive for December 2012

Epiphany • Ephesians 3:1–12 • January 6, 2013
December 26, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Francis C. Rossow
Comments on the Text
Lulled either by the familiarity of our text or by its complex sentence structure, we may not at first be aware of the surprise—even the shock—it contains. Verse 6 …

Book Blurbs: 1-3 John, by Bruce Schuchard
December 21, 2012 – 1:36 pm | One Comment

Bruce Schuchard discusses his new commentary on 1-3 JOHN (CPH) with Jeff Kloha.

Rethinking “Ministry and Congregation”
December 21, 2012 – 11:08 am | 10 Comments
Rethinking “Ministry and Congregation”

Thinking along with Hermann Sasse

WINTER LAY BIBLE INSTITUTE on Discipleship in Mark – January 2013
December 20, 2012 – 11:39 am | No Comment
WINTER LAY BIBLE INSTITUTE on Discipleship in Mark – January 2013

David Lewis will lead the Winter Lay Bible Institute on the Wednesday evenings of January 2013.

Christmas 1 • Colossians 3:12–17 • December 30, 2012
December 18, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By David L. Adams
Introduction
In this brief section the Apostle Paul gives Christians guidance for understanding how the life of Jesus, received in baptism, manifests itself in the communal life of love, in worship centered in …

What do we do after Newtown?
December 17, 2012 – 8:40 pm | 5 Comments
What do we do after Newtown?

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What do we do after Newtown?

Advent 4 • Hebrews 10:5–10 • December 23, 2012
December 11, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By William Wrede
Rapid fire, these days come together: Advent 4, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Three days standing in a row, perfectly aligned, can be more than a little intimidating. How can one prepare so …

Site Upgrades
December 6, 2012 – 5:38 am | No Comment
Site Upgrades

Faster, Higher, Stronger on the way!

The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation
December 6, 2012 – 4:10 am | No Comment
The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation

This series, “The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation ” is presented in five video vignettes. The first four videos feature discussion of the text of texts from the Psalms by Dr. Tim Saleska and Dr. Chuck Arand in a casual, fun setting. In the video for the last session, Saleska and Arand sit down with Rev. Gary Ellul to discuss implications further implications for life together as church. The Leader Guides and Student Handouts were written by Pastor Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one session, or up to five.

Preacher’s Roundtable: Preaching Luke, Part 1
December 5, 2012 – 7:38 am | 3 Comments
Preacher’s Roundtable: Preaching Luke, Part 1

Part 1: The Festival Cycle