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Articles by Erik Herrmann

Jan Hus: 600 Years a Martyr
July 6, 2015 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
Jan Hus: 600 Years a Martyr

 
Today, July 6, 2015, marks 600 years since Jan Hus, theologian and reformer from Prague, was put to death at the decree of the Council of Constance. Hus espoused teachings that in many ways anticipated …

Holy Trinity • Acts 2:14a, 22–36 • May 31, 2015
May 19, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
The Christian confession of the Trinity is both sublime and difficult. Trying to grasp the distinction of the divine persons while maintaining the unity of the Godhead can feel like an abstraction that places God …

The Good Shepherd
April 26, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
The Good Shepherd

Who could be confused or offended at the Good Shepherd?

Tullian Tchividjian to speak at Concordia Seminary
January 6, 2015 – 10:54 am | 3 Comments
Tullian Tchividjian to speak at Concordia Seminary

The fourth Reformation500 annual speaker series at Concordia Seminary will feature well-known author, Tullian Tchividjian, senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The event will be held in Werner Auditorium on Thursday …

O Radix Iesse : O Root of Jesse
December 19, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
O Radix Iesse : O Root of Jesse

December 19
 

READER
O Root of Jesse, standing as an ensign before the peoples, before Whom all kings are mute, to Whom the nations will do homage: Come to deliver us, and delay not.
 
PREACHER
Is there anyone here …

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).