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Telling God’s Story
May 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

In conjunction with the Spring 2014 issue of Concordia Journal, here is David Schmitt’s opening plenary presentation at the 2013 Theological Symposium. The Symposium theme was “From the Creation to the New Creation: Seeing All Things in Light of the Entire Story.”

You can download the video, along with videos of other Symposium plenaries and sectionals, on iTunes U.

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Proper 19 • Genesis 50:15–21 • September 14, 2014
September 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Paul Philp
A lot has happened since Joseph’s brothers left him for dead in the desert. The brothers have been reunited with Joseph, and now their father, Jacob, has died. It is as if they are back in …

Remembering MLK in Memphis, 45 years ago tonight
April 3, 2013 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

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Podcast: “What the New Pope Means for the Future of the Church”
April 3, 2013 – 9:12 am | One Comment
Podcast: “What the New Pope Means for the Future of the Church”

Leo Sanchez participates in a discussion hosted by Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary

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 …

Working Back from the End to Today
March 28, 2013 – 7:41 am | 4 Comments
Working Back from the End to Today

You can’t know what something means until it is finished. If you drive by a construction site on your way to work, day after day, you’ll see a work in progress; beams going up, trusses …

Hands, Life, and Hope in Holy Week
March 27, 2013 – 7:56 am | 9 Comments
Hands, Life, and Hope in Holy Week

This week, I’m thinking about his hands.  They were large, strong hands that loved to work with wood—strong hands that were “skilled at the plane and the lathe.”  Many of the items in his house …

Luther’s thoughts on a snowy Palm Sunday
March 26, 2013 – 10:06 am | 3 Comments
Luther’s thoughts on a snowy Palm Sunday

The Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus received about ten inches of snow on Palm Sunday. Here’s what Brother Martin thought about it.

We Have a (Latin American) Pope. What Does This Mean for U.S. Lutherans?
March 15, 2013 – 12:12 am | 23 Comments
We Have a (Latin American) Pope. What Does This Mean for U.S. Lutherans?

So many thoughts about the election of Pope Francis I. I will share five reflections as a Lutheran theologian born and raised in Latin America and suggest lessons Lutherans in the U.S. might gather from …

Why should Protestants care about the Pope?
March 14, 2013 – 10:25 pm | One Comment
Why should Protestants care about the Pope?

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Immigrant Neighbor On My Mind
March 5, 2013 – 12:17 am | 9 Comments
Immigrant Neighbor On My Mind

Highlights from the new LCMS report on immigration, “Immigrants Among Us.”

Journey with Jesus: the Passion according to St. Luke
February 27, 2013 – 2:06 pm | No Comment
Journey with Jesus: the Passion according to St. Luke

The threefold Gospel cycle of our lectionary gives us the opportunity to hear our Lord’s passion in a new voice each year. This year the voice is St. Luke’s. The passion of Luke is the …