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Articles by Andrew Bartelt

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 | One Comment

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.

Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church
February 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | 9 Comments
Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church

The Multi-Ethnic Symposium just concluded (January 27-28) reminds us of the changing mission environment in which the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod seeks to be, as confessional Lutherans, a faithful witness to the visible church on earth.  Whether …

Reflections on “Listening to the Word,” Part 1
November 12, 2013 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Reflections on “Listening to the Word,” Part 1

We don’t need to be – and really can’t afford to be — independent islands, working only in our own contexts, cultures, and circles.

Proper 24 • 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5 • October 20, 2013
October 8, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
Exegetical Comments
The past two weeks have heard the apostle encourage the “next generation” (1:2) to carry on and carry out the gift of God “delegated” to him (1:6) as one of Paul’s dearest …

The King Is Not Dead!
February 14, 2013 – 10:00 am | One Comment
The King Is Not Dead!

A sermon on Isaiah 6 in conjunction with the Winter 2013 CONCORDIA JOURNAL.

Epiphany 3 • 1 Corinthians 12:12–31a • January 27, 2013
January 15, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew H. Bartelt
Exegetical Issues
The central point is clear: the unity of the corporate body of Christ, made up of diverse parts with different functions, all working for the common good. This is integral to …

What’s In A Preposition: The Call
May 1, 2012 – 8:30 am | No Comment
What’s In A Preposition: The Call

A time to leave