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Looking for shalom after Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
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 …
O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open: Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness …
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The un-countable life: waiting for an Advent in Ferguson
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 …
Trying to see clearly in #Ferguson’s haze
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Is it okay for a Christian to be “happy”?
Renowned historian to speak at Concordia Seminary
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 …
A review of the Lego Movie as embodiment of Reformation theology….