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Articles by Gerhard Bode

Easter 7 • Revelation 22:1–6 (7–11) 12–20 • May 12, 2013
April 30, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Gerhard Bode
Introduction
In 1563, Lutheran theologian David Chytraeus (1530–1600) wrote a commentary on the book of Revelation in which he calculated the date of Christ’s second coming. Such theorizing by one of Luther’s own students …

The Preacher’s Studio: Gerhard Bode
April 10, 2013 – 10:00 am | No Comment
The Preacher’s Studio: Gerhard Bode

Preacher’s Studio is a chance to take a step back and talk about the art and craft of preaching. Today’s preacher: GERRY BODE, on preaching on the REFORMATION (JOHN 8:31-36).

Proper 8 • Lamentations 3:22–33 • July 1, 2012
June 19, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Gerhard Bode
Introduction
The one- and three-year lectionaries each include only one pericope from the Book of Lamentations. In both cases, the text is Lamentations 3:22–33, which also contains the central theme of the book. In …

Proper 21 • Matthew 21:23–27 (28–32) • September 25, 2011
August 1, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

By Gerhard Bode
Why the Question about Jesus’s Authority?
The events in this account from Matthew 21 take place on the Monday before Jesus’s crucifixion. The context of this pericope is important to note, especially since the …

Reformation Day • Revelation 14:6–7 • October 31, 2010
August 23, 2010 – 12:18 pm | One Comment

by Gerhard Bode
The pericope is commonly appointed for the festival of the Reformation. The assignment has less to do with the fact that Martin Luther was regarded by some of his contemporaries as the first …