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Christmas 1 • Galatians 4:4–7 • December 28, 2014
December 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Glenn A. Nielsen
The celebration of Christmas begins, in stores and media, months before December 25. Advent has led up to the church’s celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Now, three days later, the season of Christmas …

Concordia Seminary Response to the SMP Task Force Report
May 14, 2013 – 11:40 am | 24 Comments

Editor’s Note: President Dale Meyer requested the faculty of Concordia Seminary to study the “Specific Ministry Program Task Force Report,” release in March 0f 2013 and available in the 2013 LCMS Convention Workbook, p. 403. …

What Do Our Communication Practices Say About Us?
May 2, 2013 – 9:30 am | No Comment
What Do Our Communication Practices Say About Us?

Seven things to think about for life in the iPhone age.

Preacher’s Roundtable: Preaching Luke, Part 2
April 22, 2013 – 2:08 pm | One Comment
Preacher’s Roundtable: Preaching Luke, Part 2

Part 2 of 2 in the conversation on preaching Luke in the second half of the church year (series C).

Resurrection and Certification
April 12, 2013 – 7:11 am | 2 Comments
Resurrection and Certification

Opening devotion for the meeting where the faculty votes to certify men to serve as pastors.

Peacemaking in Our Parishes
April 10, 2013 – 7:14 am | 2 Comments
Peacemaking in Our Parishes

Rick Marrs recently wrote a piece for the Rural and Small Town Mission program of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission “supports and encourages rural and small-town congregations in engaging their …

Which Bible Software is Best for Pastors?
April 9, 2013 – 7:31 am | 11 Comments
Which Bible Software is Best for Pastors?

A helpful discussion of the value of Bible software and reviews of the Logos and BibleWorks software packages.

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 …