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Epiphany 5 • 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 • February 8, 2015
January 27, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 2006.
By Arthur F. Graudin
Textual Considerations
For the Apostle Paul the proclamation of the gospel was not a basis for boasting on his part but ανάγκη, …

“What Exactly Is Justice?”
January 26, 2015 – 9:10 am | No Comment
“What Exactly Is Justice?”

Leo Sánchez attempted to answer the question on MLK Day at Concordia University, Nebraska.

The “Three Kingdoms” of Simon Musaeus: A Wittenberg Student Processes Luther’s Thought
January 23, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment
The “Three Kingdoms” of Simon Musaeus: A Wittenberg Student Processes Luther’s Thought

Robert Kolb discusses one of Luther’s significant, but little known, students: Simon Musaeus.

Tuomo Mannermaa: Father of Finnish Interpretation of Luther Dies
January 21, 2015 – 3:38 pm | One Comment
Tuomo Mannermaa: Father of Finnish Interpretation of Luther Dies

Tuomo Mannermaa (September 29,1937-January 19, 2015), professor emeritus of ecumenical Theology at the University of Helsinki and internationally recognized Luther scholar, died this past week at age 77. Born in Oulu, Finland, he studied at …

Preaching Mark (Part 1)
January 15, 2015 – 9:45 am | 6 Comments

Back by popular demand, this Preacher’s Roundtable led by David Schmitt discusses preaching Mark in year B of the three-year lectionary. Part 1 (of 2) looks at preaching Mark from Advent through Easter.

O Emmanuel : God With Us
December 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
O Emmanuel : God With Us

December 23
 

READER
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of All Nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.
PREACHER
Is there anyone here whose life has left him afraid to hope, afraid …

O Rex Gentium : O King of Nations
December 22, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
O Rex Gentium : O King of Nations

 
 
December 22
 

 
READER
O King of the Nations, the Ruler they long for, the Cornerstone uniting all people: Come and save mankind whom You formed out of clay.
 
PREACHER
Is there anyone here who feels that she has never, …

O Oriens : O Dayspring
December 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
O Oriens : O Dayspring

December 21
 

 
READER
O Dayspring, Splendor of Light Everlasting and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
 
PREACHER
Is there anyone here  who thought he could hide his wickedness …

O Clavis David : O Key of David
December 20, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
O Clavis David : O Key of David

December 20
 

READER
O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open: Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness …

Veni, Veni: The Great O Antiphons
December 18, 2014 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
Veni, Veni: The Great O Antiphons

Today in chapel we had a service that prayed, preached, and sung the O Antiphons of Advent.  Traditionally, the O Antiphons were sung consecutively beginning on December 17 and ending on December 23.  For our …