Articles by Erik Herrmann
As we near Christmas, I am struck by how old the world is, how little it has changed, in spite of our celebration that a new world was beginning in a manger in Bethlehem. The reports …
By Erik Herrmann
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
The parables of the …
Episcopalians in love with the distinction of Law and Gospel? Reformed theologians interested in Law and Gospel? Who knew?
In Nomine Iesu
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took …
The threefold Gospel cycle of our lectionary gives us the opportunity to hear our Lord’s passion in a new voice each year. This year the voice is St. Luke’s. The passion of Luke is the …
Well-known scholar, theologian and public intellectual Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University, will offer his perspective on the legacy of the Reformation and its 500th anniversary in a lecture …
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of All Nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.
From Isaiah chapters 7 and 33:
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this …
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.
From Isaiah chapter 28, Psalm 118, and Ephesians chapter 2:
O Dayspring, Splendor of Light Everlasting and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
From Isaiah chapter 9, Malachi chapter 4, and 2 Peter chapter …
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 …