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Preaching Matthew (Part 1)
December 19, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 3 Comments

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.

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2014 Summer Workshops
April 23, 2014 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

The summer 2014 series of workshops for pastors, professional church workers, and interested laypersons, at various locations across the country.

The Written World
January 6, 2012 – 9:43 am | No Comment
The Written World

Listen to this excellent BBC Radio 4 program

Bach’s Oratorio on a Sunday Morning
January 4, 2012 – 8:51 am | 3 Comments
Bach’s Oratorio on a Sunday Morning

Should we fear that high art, like the music of Bach, might die within the church?

Why a “Lutheran church”?
January 2, 2012 – 11:48 am | One Comment
Why a “Lutheran church”?

Why is there (still) a Lutheran Church? Old perspectives for new questions.

New Book: Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns
January 2, 2012 – 8:45 am | No Comment
New Book: Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns

The full preface to the book, written by Robert Kolb

The Bible as literature: Marilynne Robinson on "the book of books"
December 29, 2011 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

The novelist Marilynne Robinson, who always writes eloquently, writes eloquently of the innumerable connections between the Bible and other works of art. I think she’s on to something.

Five inner demons, four better angels . . .
December 24, 2011 – 11:36 am | 2 Comments
Five inner demons, four better angels . . .

 . . . and a more peaceful 2012? That’s not yet another take on the 12 Days of Christmas, it’s what Steven Pinker, Harvard Psychologist, concludes in his most recent book The Better Angels of …

Finding Christmas in an incomplete sentence
December 22, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

The current liturgical church year is a year to read the Gospel of Mark. But what are we to do at Christmastime with the only gospel that says nothing about the nativity?

A “Church” that Never Saw “Christmas”
December 20, 2011 – 9:40 am | 26 Comments
A “Church” that Never Saw “Christmas”

Ancient ruins and our not-so-ancient “Christmas”

In memoriam: Vaclav Havel
December 19, 2011 – 2:45 am | No Comment

A second prolific writer and public intellectual has died in the space of a few days. But their lives couldn’t have been more different.

Losing Face[book]
December 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 6 Comments
Losing Face[book]

Why I abandoned the third largest “country” in the world.