Manuscripts and Misquoting

Manuscripts and Misquoting


Manuscripts and Misquoting

Each Sunday we confess that the Holy Spirit “spoke by the prophets.” We learned from our youth that “we do not despise preaching and his word, but hold it sacred, and gladly hear and learn it.”

Care of Creation Workshops

Care of Creation Workshops


Care of Creation Workshops

Thanks to a generous grant to cover travel costs, Charles Arand is now available for workshops on the theology and care of creation, with an opportunity for the host organization to apply for a follow up grant


Lent 1 • James 1:12–18 • February 22, 2015


Lent 1 • James 1:12–18 • February 22, 2015

By William W. Carr “Blessed is the man (Μακαριος ανηρ; see, e.g., Ps 1:1, אַ֥שְֽׁרֵי־הָאִ֗ישׁ) who remains steadfast under trial” (Jas 1:12, ESV). Preparing this homiletical help in September makes it difficult not to think about Christians in Iraq and in several areas of Africa, who are pursued, persecuted, kidnapped, and murdered because they are Christians. The stomach churns, the ..


Transfiguration • 2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18); 4:1–6 • February 15, 2015


Transfiguration • 2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18); 4:1–6 • February 15, 2015

By David I. Lewis Literary Context The text is part of the section of 2 Corinthians where Paul is defending the integrity of his apostolic ministry and his past actions in dealing with the believers in Corinth (1:12–7:16). In the section immediately preceding today’s text, 3:7–11, Paul contrasts the ministry of Moses in mediating the Torah to Israel to ..


Epiphany 5 • 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 • February 8, 2015


Epiphany 5 • 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 • February 8, 2015

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 2006. By Arthur F. Graudin Textual Considerations For the Apostle Paul the proclamation of the gospel was not a basis for boasting on his part but ανάγκη, a matter of necessity, constraint, obligation. “He is under divine constraint which he cannot escape” (TDNT, I, 340). ..