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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 13 • Isaiah 55:1–5 • August 3, 2014
July 22, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David Schmitt
In 1538, the Dance of Death made its way into the Bible.
In their printing of the Old Testament, the Treschel Brothers included Life after the Fall, a woodcut by Hans Holbein. In his woodcut, Holbein pictured …

Extinction and the Richness of Human Life
November 30, 2012 – 3:54 am | No Comment
Extinction and the Richness of Human Life

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

Talking Theology: Gunjević on Milbank and Radical Orthodoxy
November 29, 2012 – 1:53 pm | One Comment
Talking Theology: Gunjević on Milbank and Radical Orthodoxy

Concordia Seminary faculty discuss with Croatian scholar Boris Gunjević the influential ideas of theologian John Milbank.

A Bach “Ritualization” — Review of a New DVD of the “Passion according to St. Matthew”
November 20, 2012 – 2:14 pm | No Comment
A Bach “Ritualization” — Review of a New DVD of the “Passion according to St. Matthew”

It is rare to encounter a moving spiritual experience in the digital realm

One lesson the church can learn from postelection America
November 13, 2012 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
One lesson the church can learn from postelection America

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One lesson the church can learn from postelection America

A New Edition of the Greek New Testament
October 31, 2012 – 4:45 pm | 17 Comments
A New Edition of the Greek New Testament

The Nestle-Aland 28th Edition: A First Look

The morning after Game 7
October 23, 2012 – 8:14 pm | No Comment
The morning after Game 7

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The morning after Game 7

“Nones” on the Rise
October 16, 2012 – 4:43 pm | 6 Comments
“Nones” on the Rise

They aren’t really all that interested in us; but we should be interested in them.

WARNING: This is about politics. Proceed accordingly.
October 11, 2012 – 9:45 pm | One Comment

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WARNING: This is about politics. Proceed accordingly.

Preaching the Voices (from the Edge)
October 10, 2012 – 9:19 am | 2 Comments
Preaching the Voices (from the Edge)

Apparently, David Schmitt has been thinking about life on the edge.

In Memoriam: Elmer W. Matthias
October 1, 2012 – 9:16 am | 2 Comments
In Memoriam: Elmer W. Matthias

Dean Hempelmann remembers Elmer Matthias, professor of practical theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1978-1987.