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Articles by Paul Raabe

Easter 7 • Acts 1:12–26 • June 1, 2014
May 20, 2014 – 8:30 am | 2 Comments

By Paul R. Raabe
Acts 1:12–26 narrates what the followers of Jesus did after his ascension. They remained in Jerusalem as Jesus had commanded (Acts 1:4). Luke names the eleven disciples and then summarizes that they were together in …

Innocent Suffering: A Lenten Thought
April 7, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment
Innocent Suffering: A Lenten Thought

In the piety of Lenten self-reflection, the confession of our sin holds a prominent place. Especially for Lutherans who recognize that, as simul iustus et peccator, our confession of sin is comprehensive. The words of Isaiah 64 …

New Review of Lessing’s Isaiah
February 3, 2014 – 9:15 am | No Comment
New Review of Lessing’s Isaiah

The periodical published by the Institute for Biblical Research, known as “Bulletin for Biblical Research” (23/4, 2013), included a positive review of Reed Lessing’s commentary on Isaiah 40-55. Gary Smith of Bethel Seminary writes:
“Overall, this …

Jesus as Human Male: The Latest Controversy
December 16, 2013 – 11:20 am | 2 Comments
Jesus as Human Male: The Latest Controversy

Mark Driscoll thinks Jesus was a cage-fighter. What does this mean?

Palm Sunday • Philippians 2:5–11 • March 24, 2013
March 12, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Paul R. Raabe
The epistle lesson for the Sixth Sunday in Lent/Palm Sunday (series C) is the famous Carmen Christi of Philippians 2:5–11.
Because verses 6–11 display poetic hymn-like qualities, Greek editions rightly present them as …

The Great Transfer
April 6, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

The Lord laid on him . . .

Are Lutherans Evangelicals?
April 4, 2012 – 4:05 pm | 16 Comments
Are Lutherans Evangelicals?

What is Lutheran?

A Devotional Thought for Lent
March 15, 2012 – 11:29 am | No Comment
A Devotional Thought for Lent

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Reflecting on Christ’s words along the way to the cross.

Lent 4 • Numbers 21:4–9 • March 18, 2012
February 15, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Paul R. Raabe
Numbers 21:4–9 is the appointed Old Testament lesson for Lent 4 in series B, where it is paired with John 3:14–21 as the Gospel lesson. It is also appointed for Holy Cross …

Lent 4 • John 9:1–41 • April 3, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

By Paul Raabe
John 9 is the appointed gospel lesson for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Series A). The appointed Old Testament lesson works well with the gospel lesson, since Isaiah 42:14–21 announces both God’s promise …