The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary …
Editor’s Note: Originally taped in 2011, we are highlighting this “Preaching Matthew” podcast as we once again enter Year A in the lectionary.
David Schmitt, Jeff Gibbs, and Ron Rall form a Preachers Roundtable on preaching Matthew (from which the Gospel readings for LSB Lectionary Series A are largely taken). Part one of two. Here’s part two.
This series, “The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation ” is presented in five video vignettes. The first four videos feature discussion of the text of texts from the Psalms by Dr. Tim Saleska and Dr. Chuck Arand in a casual, fun setting. In the video for the last session, Saleska and Arand sit down with Rev. Gary Ellul to discuss implications further implications for life together as church. The Leader Guides and Student Handouts were written by Pastor Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one session, or up to five.
Golden Toad—Wikimedia Sometime ago (actually quite awhile ago), I wrote a post on the meaning of extinction and how the irrevocable loss of those creatures that no longer exist diminishes the richness of life in creation. But their loss also impoverishes us as human creatures. Aldo Leopold recognized the tragedy of this loss to us as he looked back and lamented the passing of the passenger pigeon in the early twentieth century