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Articles by Henry Rowold

Lent 1 • Genesis 3:1–21 • March 9, 2014
February 25, 2014 – 9:30 am | 4 Comments

The Search Begins
An initial caution must be sounded about beginning a sermon with Genesis 3. By divine design, Genesis 3 is an inseparable part of a unit (Gn 1–3), and neither Genesis 1–2 nor Genesis …

A Centennial Pilgrimage to China
January 29, 2014 – 12:13 pm | 7 Comments
A Centennial Pilgrimage to China

Though the occasion has passed by virtually without notice here in the States, 2013 marked a major event in LCMS history.

Baptism of Our Lord • Romans 6:1–11 • January 13, 2013
January 1, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Henry Rowold
There are fewer occasions more pleasant for the family of God than baptism. For an adult, it marks a capstone of growth in faith and identity. For an infant, it marks, in the …

HERETICS FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS. By Justo Gonzalez and Catherine Gonzalez.
March 17, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

HERETICS FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS. By Justo Gonzalez and Catherine Gonzalez. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. 166 pages. Paper. $17.00.
Reviewed by Henry Rowold, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO.
This is a delightful book, remarkably simple and …

Christmas 1 • Isaiah 61:10–62:3 • January 1, 2012
November 18, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

by Henry Rowold
Sometimes Christians find the prophetic writings strange territory because those writings seem to be an unending boiling and churning of divine wrath and horrifying judgment. The New Testament seems to be much more …

GUERILLAS OF GRACE: Prayers for the Battle. By Ted Loder.
July 29, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment

GUERILLAS OF GRACE:  Prayers for the Battle. By Ted Loder. Minneapolis:  Augsburg Books, 2005. 142 pages. Paper. $14.99.
Reviewed by Henry Rowold
Admittedly, the Concordia Journal doesn’t often offer books five years old for review. Even more …

EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF BIBLE WORDS. Edited by Stephen D. Renn.
July 28, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment

EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF BIBLE WORDS. Edited by Stephen D. Renn. Peabody, MO: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005. Xii–1171 pages plus CD. Cloth. $29.95.
Reviewed by Henry Rowold
Renn (Sydney Missionary and Bible College) put this book together to serve …

Proper 13 • Matthew 14:13–21 • July 31, 2011
May 2, 2011 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

By Henry Rowold
“Feed Them!”
As happens regularly in Scripture, this pericope is so rich that it can evoke an entire series of sermons, without stretching or duplicating: Jesus withdrew from the crowd (also 12:15, and other …

Proper 25 • Genesis 4:1–16 • October 24, 2010
August 23, 2010 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Henry Rowold
Razing Cain and Raising Cains
Chapter 4 of Genesis is best seen as a continuation, an extension (and polyphonic echo) of the dynamic unleashed in chapter 3. Not only was child bearing painful, but …