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Articles by Erik Herrmann

In Memoriam: “Tutor” Glen Zweck
November 14, 2014 – 10:15 am | No Comment
In Memoriam: “Tutor” Glen Zweck

On November 5 of this year, Rev. Glen Zweck, longtime tutor at Westfield House in Cambridge, fell asleep in Christ Jesus. Tutor Zweck was a beloved teacher at the ELCE (Evangelical Lutheran Church of England) theological studies …

Pro Re Theologica et Salute Fratrum: Luther as Reformer of Pastoral Care
November 4, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Pro Re Theologica et Salute Fratrum: Luther as Reformer of Pastoral Care

Another Reformation Day has come and gone. Each year the day gives us occasion to reflect on the significance of the upheavals of the Sixteenth Century—upheavals that changed the religious, social, and cultural landscape of …

The Labyrinth and the Gospel
October 27, 2014 – 9:16 pm | 20 Comments
The Labyrinth and the Gospel

Travis Scholl, editor of our own Concordia Journal, has recently published a new book that takes us on the winding path of Mark’s Gospel. Travis’ rediscovery of the ancient labyrinth one Lenten season led him to …

All Saints’ Day • Revelation 7:9–17 • November 2, 2014
October 21, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
The celebration of saints has a checkered history in the church: raucous festivals around martyrs’ graves, prayers to saints to escape various kinds of sufferings, fantastical stories of their lives, and even trust in their merits. …

Symposium Sneak Peek #1: Erik Herrmann and Chuck Arand
September 10, 2014 – 4:17 pm | No Comment
Symposium Sneak Peek #1: Erik Herrmann and Chuck Arand

The first of four sneak peeks into the main plenary presentations for the 2014 Theological Symposium (September 23-24).

Cranach: Luther’s Painter
April 23, 2014 – 9:23 am | No Comment
Cranach: Luther’s Painter

No particular anniversary of Lucas Cranach is near on the horizon, but since Steven Ozment will soon be at the Seminary to lecture on “How Cranach Saved Luther,” it seemed appropriate to highlight a little …

Bugenhagen’s Day
April 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Bugenhagen’s Day

Yesterday was the anniversary of Johannes Bugenhagen’s sleep in the Lord … but yesterday was about waking, not sleeping  (Christus resurrexit: vere resurrexit: Alleluia!). Still, Bugenhagen is worth remembering. Pastor at Wittenberg, he was, among …

Steven Ozment to lecture on Luther and Cranach
April 14, 2014 – 12:02 pm | 3 Comments
Steven Ozment to lecture on Luther and Cranach

The third Reformation500 annual speaker series at Concordia Seminary will feature Steven Ozment, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University. This year the Reformation500 event will be held on Friday afternoon, April 25 …

Luther, Laity, and … Lego
April 2, 2014 – 10:27 am | 2 Comments
Luther, Laity, and … Lego

A review of the Lego Movie as embodiment of Reformation theology….

New Reformation500 Website
February 4, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
New Reformation500 Website

As part of its efforts to commemorate the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation (2017), Concordia Seminary has launched “Reformation500″–a website dedicated to providing reflection and resources on this “Copernican revolution” of church history. The …