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Article Archive for October 2016

Theological #ThrowbackThursday: Oswald Hoffmann
October 27, 2016 – 8:25 am | 2 Comments
Theological #ThrowbackThursday: Oswald Hoffmann

#TBT: In 1963, “Ossie” Hoffmann, fresh off a visit with Lutheran Christians in Ethiopia, spoke with his signature humor and erudition about missiology and church history.

All Saints’ Day • Matthew 5:1–12 • November 6, 2016
October 25, 2016 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments

By Joel Elowsky
Crowds are always following Jesus looking for something. These crowds come from everywhere, not just the locals, and they’re filled with expectation. He always takes their expectations and transforms them into something more significant …

A Visit to the ER
October 18, 2016 – 3:42 pm | 3 Comments
A Visit to the ER

…and what happens when a seminary professor can’t go number one.

Reformation Day • John 8:31–36 • October 30, 2016
October 18, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment

By Travis J. Scholl
Commemorating the sixteenth-century events that came to be called the Protestant Reformation is more complicated than it used to be. Triumphalism—a certain weirdly coiffed presidential candidate notwithstanding—is no longer in vogue. We left …

Book Blurbs: Robert Kolb on Luther’s use of Scripture
October 17, 2016 – 8:15 am | No Comment

Robert Kolb discusses his forthcoming book Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God.

Bach at the Sem schedule announced for 2016-17 academic year
October 14, 2016 – 8:52 am | One Comment
Bach at the Sem schedule announced for 2016-17 academic year

The season opens on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Concordia Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

The Text of the New Testament: October 15 Presentation
October 13, 2016 – 5:29 pm | Comments Off on The Text of the New Testament: October 15 Presentation

Earlier this week I posted some suggested readings, in advance of the event to held October 15, 2016 at Concordia University, with the assigned topic: “Textual and Literary Judgments on the Biblical Text–What Happens to the …

The Text of the New Testament: Resources for Discussion
October 11, 2016 – 4:35 pm | Comments Off on The Text of the New Testament: Resources for Discussion
The Text of the New Testament: Resources for Discussion

“What the Church lacks in our day is not a reliable text of the Bible, but faith in the sufficiently reliable text.”

Proper 25 • Luke 18:9–17 • October 23, 2016
October 11, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David Schmitt
Textual Notes
In this reading, Jesus moves from the world of the imagination, where he tells a parable (vv. 9–14), to the world of his ministry, where he blesses children (vv. 15–17). Both of …

Meet the Professor: Peter Nafzger
October 10, 2016 – 8:44 am | No Comment

Prof. Peter Nafzger teaches in the practical theology department, with a focus on homiletics (preaching).