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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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Easter Sunday • Acts 10:34–43 • April 20, 2014
April 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
In this pericope, Peter portrays Christ’s resurrection as God’s vindication of his identity and his work. In the resurrection, God gives assurance that Jesus is Lord and the judge of the living and the …

Enduring With the Saints
March 4, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Enduring With the Saints

In some ways, it can be easy enough to be faithful.  Some people find it easy to be creative.  To bring the two together in worship, however, requires insight and skill that is hard to come …

Social Media and the Future of Community
March 3, 2014 – 9:30 am | 3 Comments
Social Media and the Future of Community

Matt Kobs on social media, technology, and community.

These Are the Generations
February 26, 2014 – 4:59 pm | 3 Comments
These Are the Generations

Thinking about today’s ministry after installing a new pastor.

New Calvinism and the News
February 17, 2014 – 9:31 am | 4 Comments
New Calvinism and the News

Putting the “New Calvinism,” and its interest in Luther and Lutherans, in context.

New Reformation500 Website
February 4, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
New Reformation500 Website

As part of its efforts to commemorate the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation (2017), Concordia Seminary has launched “Reformation500″–a website dedicated to providing reflection and resources on this “Copernican revolution” of church history. The …

Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church
February 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | 9 Comments
Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church

The Multi-Ethnic Symposium just concluded (January 27-28) reminds us of the changing mission environment in which the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod seeks to be, as confessional Lutherans, a faithful witness to the visible church on earth.  Whether …

New Review of Lessing’s Isaiah
February 3, 2014 – 9:15 am | No Comment
New Review of Lessing’s Isaiah

The periodical published by the Institute for Biblical Research, known as “Bulletin for Biblical Research” (23/4, 2013), included a positive review of Reed Lessing’s commentary on Isaiah 40-55. Gary Smith of Bethel Seminary writes:
“Overall, this …

What’s up among the evangelicals?
January 29, 2014 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
What’s up among the evangelicals?

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What’s up among the evangelicals?

A Centennial Pilgrimage to China
January 29, 2014 – 12:13 pm | 7 Comments
A Centennial Pilgrimage to China

Though the occasion has passed by virtually without notice here in the States, 2013 marked a major event in LCMS history.

Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits
January 20, 2014 – 11:15 am | 9 Comments
Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits

Those who try to follow the pulse of American Christianity would be familiar with the name Tullian Tchividjian (even if it takes a little practice to pronounce it correctly!). Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, …