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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 21 • Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32 • September 28, 2014
September 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
The Just Way of God
“The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” This phrase leads Yahweh through Ezekiel to address Israel’s whining as they blame Yahweh for their woe and …

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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Why should Protestants care about the Pope?

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 …

The King Is Not Dead!
February 14, 2013 – 10:00 am | One Comment
The King Is Not Dead!

A sermon on Isaiah 6 in conjunction with the Winter 2013 CONCORDIA JOURNAL.

“In The Word” Bible Studies
February 12, 2013 – 10:09 am | 3 Comments
“In The Word” Bible Studies

Concordia Seminary has published three free Bible Studies for use in congregations. These studies include videos, leader guides, and handouts for discussions. These studies are all available for free here on concordiatheology.org, or may be …

First thoughts on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
February 11, 2013 – 5:10 pm | No Comment
First thoughts on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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A New Papacy
February 11, 2013 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
A New Papacy

Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign since Celestine V did so in 1294 after little more than 5 months in office. (Some commentators name Gregory XII, who resigned in 1415, as the most …