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Articles by Andrew Bartelt

Is God Transgender? It Helps to Know Hebrew
August 15, 2016 – 9:27 pm | 17 Comments
Is God Transgender? It Helps to Know Hebrew

In all the discussion and debate over transgender issues, let’s at least get facts right.

Pentecost • John 14:23–31 • May 15, 2016
May 6, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
We find ourselves at the third great festival day (LSB 489), having celebrated the resurrection and the ascension of our Lord. Our text takes us to the night he was betrayed, as Jesus …

More on the Multiethnic Symposium: (Arranged?) Marriage, Family, and Children
February 22, 2016 – 9:29 am | No Comment
More on the Multiethnic Symposium: (Arranged?) Marriage, Family, and Children

Is the church an arranged marriage? (Part 2 of 2)

“Communities of Hope, One Community in Christ”: Becoming a Multiethnic Church?
February 16, 2016 – 3:38 pm | 2 Comments
“Communities of Hope, One Community in Christ”: Becoming a Multiethnic Church?

We just finished our fifth Multiethnic Symposium. Have we learned anything? (Part 1 of 2)

The Press of the Text: Honoring Jim Voelz
December 28, 2015 – 8:02 am | 5 Comments
The Press of the Text: Honoring Jim Voelz

A forthcoming Festschrift to celebrate a scholar of the Greek language, the Gospel of Mark, and a glass of wine.

The King is Coming! An Advent & Christmas Sermon Series
October 1, 2015 – 8:30 am | 3 Comments
The King is Coming! An Advent & Christmas Sermon Series

A new sermon series by Andy Bartelt based on Old Testament lessons.

Proper 9 • 2 Corinthians 12:1–10 • July 5, 2015
June 23, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew H. Bartelt
Exegetical Notes
If one has been preaching through 2 Corinthians with the lectionary, then the isagogical issues have been addressed, including the question of the number of letters and visits to the Corinthian congregation (discussions are …

Lent 5 • Hebrews 5:1–10 • March 22, 2015
March 10, 2015 – 10:10 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, September 1979.
by Andrew H. Bartelt
Sermon Notes
1. The author of the Letter to the Hebrews continues his discussion of the “high priesthood” of Christ (and his …

Proper 28 • Zephaniah 1:7–16 • November 16, 2014
November 4, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
With the end of the church year near and coming quickly, Zephaniah deepens the darkness of the “great and terrible day of Yahweh.” The pericope includes the famous Dies Irae passage of the ancient hymn …

Matthew 18 and “in statu confessionis”
September 11, 2014 – 10:07 am | 19 Comments
Matthew 18 and “in statu confessionis”

Thinking about the collegiality (or lack thereof) among the church’s pastors….