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Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church
February 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | 9 Comments
Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church

The Multi-Ethnic Symposium just concluded (January 27-28) reminds us of the changing mission environment in which the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod seeks to be, as confessional Lutherans, a faithful witness to the visible church on earth.  Whether …

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 …

A Centennial Pilgrimage to China
January 29, 2014 – 12:13 pm | 8 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.

Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits
January 20, 2014 – 11:15 am | 10 Comments
Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits

Those who try to follow the pulse of American Christianity would be familiar with the name Tullian Tchividjian (even if it takes a little practice to pronounce it correctly!). Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, …

A Day in the Life of Concordia Seminary–in 1853
January 9, 2014 – 8:21 am | 2 Comments
A Day in the Life of Concordia Seminary–in 1853

Breakfast is served at 5:30 and then work begins…

Lutheran pastor makes the Lambeau Leap
January 8, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Lutheran pastor makes the Lambeau Leap

Pastor Scott Kruse went where no Lutheran pastor has gone before.

Do We Need a “New New Testament” this New Year?
December 26, 2013 – 11:55 am | 4 Comments
Do We Need a “New New Testament” this New Year?

For the last decade the church has been challenged repeatedly regarding its Scriptures: Is the Bible legit?

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?