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Articles by Erik Herrmann

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 | 2 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 …

Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits
January 20, 2014 – 11:15 am | 10 Comments
Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits

Those who try to follow the pulse of American Christianity would be familiar with the name Tullian Tchividjian (even if it takes a little practice to pronounce it correctly!). Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, …

Epiphany 2 • Isaiah 49:1–7 • January 19, 2014
January 7, 2014 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Hermann
This second of Isaiah’s so-called Servant Songs continues the theme of Israel’s redemption. Like the exodus of old, God will gather his people out from under the hand of oppression and bring them back to …

Lessons and Carols
December 22, 2013 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
Lessons and Carols

On the last day before Christmas break, campus chapel had a brief service of Lessons and Carols–a bit of proleptic Christmas joy in the midst of Advent repentance and expectation. The music was both solemn and celebratory and included bells, guitar, clarinet, violin, piano, percussion, upright bass, and organ. We cannot share the music here, but the outline of the service and the special collects written for the occasion are reproduced below–a Christmas gift to you, our readers: