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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….

Lent 5 • Ezekiel 37:1–14 • April 6, 2014
March 25, 2014 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments

By Andrew H. Bartelt
On this Sunday before Passion Week, both Ezekiel 37 and John 11 (the gospel reading) anticipate Easter; even if not there yet we know where we are headed.
Within the context of Ezekiel, the …

These Are the Generations
February 26, 2014 – 4:59 pm | 3 Comments
These Are the Generations

Thinking about today’s ministry after installing a new pastor.