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Articles by James Voelz

Proper 14 • Ephesians 4:17–5:2 • August 9, 2015
July 28, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

By James Voelz
This pericope is typical of the latter portion of Paul’s letters, that is, it deals with everyday matters of the Christian life (cf. 2 Thes 3). As is the case in most of Paul’s …

Lectionary@Lunch Live – Mark 6:45-56
July 24, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

In a special excerpt from his online D.Min. course on Mark, Prof. Jim Voelz discusses the Gospel pericope for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), in the context of the Year B lectionary.

Lectionary@Lunch Live – Mark 6:30-44
July 24, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

In a special excerpt from his online D.Min. course on Mark, Prof. Jim Voelz discusses the Gospel pericope for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11), in the context of the Year B lectionary.

Encomium for William Carr, Upon His Retirement
May 12, 2015 – 11:20 am | 2 Comments
Encomium for William Carr, Upon His Retirement

Professor Jim Voelz offers a tribute to Professor Carr, as he and his wife Nedra retire at the end of this academic year.

Why Go to Scholarly Society Meetings?
September 26, 2014 – 1:35 pm | One Comment
Why Go to Scholarly Society Meetings?

The value of continuing education, for professors and pastors alike.

Hermeneutics and Hearing
August 25, 2014 – 9:38 am | 24 Comments
Hermeneutics and Hearing

For the first time ever, I saw someone lead the liturgy from a tablet. What does this mean?

Proper 10 • Isaiah 55:10–13 • July 13, 2014
July 1, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By James W. Voelz
Preliminary Thoughts
It is easy to treat this text non- or a-historically, preaching a generalized sermon about the word of God and its power, especially in verses 10–11. Such a sermon would not be unorthodox, but …

Proper 10 • Colossians 1:1-14 • July 14, 2013
July 2, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By James W. Voelz
Editor’s note: An abbreviated form of this Homiletical Help appeared in the Spring 2013 Concordia Journal. The full commentary written by Dr. Voelz is provided here.
Introduction
The book of Colossians has had its authenticity questioned …

On the Death of my Mother
March 29, 2013 – 7:59 am | 4 Comments
On the Death of my Mother

It was the call I was dreading.  The hospice nurse phoned during chapel at the seminary with the news: “Your mother has 24-48 hours to live.”  At 95, my mother had been in decline for …

A Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Messiah Question
July 18, 2012 – 2:14 pm | 6 Comments
A Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Messiah Question

Is Jesus the “Messiah” of Isaiah 9-11?