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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:

Download the Study Guide to INVITING COMMUNITY
December 17, 2013 – 3:04 pm | One Comment
Download the Study Guide to INVITING COMMUNITY

Ideal for individual study, small groups, and Bible studies, and free of charge right here.

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?

Hot off the Press! Read the intro to the new book INVITING COMMUNITY
December 13, 2013 – 3:33 pm | 3 Comments
Hot off the Press! Read the intro to the new book INVITING COMMUNITY

Get a sneak peek at the new collection of essays from Concordia Seminary Press.

A Response to Dr. Jeff Kloha’s “Text and Authority”
December 12, 2013 – 11:20 am | 5 Comments

By Dr. Martin R. Noland, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Evansville, IN
Introduction
A number of people have contacted me since early December about my opinion of Dr. Jeff Kloha’s stimulating lecture titled “Text and Authority: Theological and …

Toward Fruitful Conversation: Follow-up from “Listening to God’s Word”
December 9, 2013 – 2:58 pm | 23 Comments

A symposium on biblical interpretation and approaches to studying the Scriptures was held at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule, Oberursel (the seminary of the LCMS partner church in Germany) in November 2013. Eight members of the …

Open Forum with Robert Benne, Charles Arand, and Leo Sánchez
December 2, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment
Open Forum with Robert Benne, Charles Arand, and Leo Sánchez

“The Gospel and Our Common Witness in the Public Square,” an open forum between the LCMS and NALC on December 16, 2013, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

FAQ #6 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness
November 27, 2013 – 2:50 pm | No Comment
FAQ #6 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness

The sixth video in a series of FAQs on Luther’s two kinds of righteousness: How can parish pastors make use of the distinction of two kinds of righteousness?

FAQ #5 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness
November 21, 2013 – 2:51 pm | 2 Comments
FAQ #5 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness

The fifth video in a series of FAQs on Luther’s two kinds of righteousness: How did the distinction of two kinds of righteousness get revived in our circles?

Ecumenical Witness
November 15, 2013 – 9:02 am | One Comment
Ecumenical Witness

Editor’s Note:  The Fall issue of the Concordia Journal is now being distributed to our subscribers.  This issue is dedicated to various perspectives on ecumenism and church relations, including an essay by the important Luther scholar …