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Lectionary@Lunch Live – Mark 6:45-56
July 24, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

In a special excerpt from his online D.Min. course on Mark, Prof. Jim Voelz discusses the Gospel pericope for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), in the context of the Year B lectionary.

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Proper 14 • Ephesians 4:17–5:2 • August 9, 2015
July 28, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

By James Voelz
This pericope is typical of the latter portion of Paul’s letters, that is, it deals with everyday matters of the Christian life (cf. 2 Thes 3). As is the case in most of Paul’s …

Praying into God’s Will
June 27, 2012 – 2:32 pm | 5 Comments
Praying into God’s Will

When You Pray, Say . . . Prayers of Martin Franzmann

“From Sea to Shining Sea: A Christians’ Perspective on America and its Politics”
June 19, 2012 – 10:30 am | One Comment
“From Sea to Shining Sea: A Christians’ Perspective on America and its Politics”

Joel Biermann’s Lay Bible Institute Video Files

(Over)hearing the sacred sound in story
June 15, 2012 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

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(Over)hearing the sacred sound in story

A glimpse into the past (and future?) of the LCMS
June 8, 2012 – 10:02 am | 5 Comments
A glimpse into the past (and future?) of the LCMS

Did German Lutherans in America wait too long to start speaking English?

A study in juxtapositions: youth and the church
June 7, 2012 – 5:25 pm | 4 Comments

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A study in juxtapositions: youth and the church

An Experiment in Reading Texts
May 31, 2012 – 8:02 am | No Comment
An Experiment in Reading Texts

“Jesus” said . . . What do your ears hear?

Popes Behaving Badly
May 29, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
Popes Behaving Badly

Scandal is nothing new for the Vatican. That’s been a common take on the arrest of the pope’s butler as part of the ongoing response to documents being leaked from the highest levels of the …

Religion and Politics in America: A Bigger Challenge Than We Think
May 29, 2012 – 9:31 am | 5 Comments
Religion and Politics in America: A Bigger Challenge Than We Think

God’s Masks and a “Christian” Nation

Getting Ready for Pentecost
May 25, 2012 – 10:33 am | One Comment
Getting Ready for Pentecost

“I will come to you”

Filling in the Blanks on “Witness”: God Raised Jesus from the Dead
May 22, 2012 – 9:30 am | One Comment
Filling in the Blanks on “Witness”: God Raised Jesus from the Dead

And just what is it that Christians are to witness to? The Acts of the Apostles gives us a simple answer, with broad implications.