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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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Concordia Journal, Summer 2014
August 20, 2014 – 10:08 am | No Comment

Concordia Journal, Summer 2014

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Available here are pdf copies of the most recent issues of Concordia Journal. The full catalog of back issues of Concordia Journal (1975-present), along with the indexed volumes …

Performance of the Lectionary in Worship
December 13, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Performance of the Lectionary in Worship

Being Engaged by the Word

New Book on the History and Theology of the Formula of Concord
December 12, 2011 – 8:22 am | One Comment

And soon, another on the Creeds and the other Lutheran Confessions

Peter Rollins’ “Insurrection”
December 8, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Peter Rollins’ “Insurrection”

The latest book from a prominent figure in the “Emergent Church Movement”

They Changed My Bible Again . . and Again . . . and Again
December 5, 2011 – 10:27 am | 15 Comments
They Changed My Bible Again . .  and Again . . . and Again

Why I Stopped Worrying About Finding the Perfect Bible Translation: Another Set of Revisions to the English Standard Version

The 4.74 degrees of separation between you and me
November 30, 2011 – 4:00 pm | 3 Comments

So, apparently, the six degrees that used to separate you and me has shrunk. The number of people separating anyone from anyone else in the world is now 4.74.

Textual Presence and Sermon Preparation: A Visual Feast
November 30, 2011 – 12:08 pm | 4 Comments
Textual Presence and Sermon Preparation: A Visual Feast

This past Thanksgiving, we were watching The King’s Speech and someone sat on the DVD remote. The screen froze. And in the midst of the commotion of looking for the remote, a funny thing happened…

When social capital trumps theology
November 29, 2011 – 12:10 pm | 3 Comments
When social capital trumps theology

Robert Putnam’s substantive findings on religion and civic engagement give us more than enough food for thought.

Whooping Cranes
November 28, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

Peter Mathieson, in his book, Birds of Heaven, made the comment that one “one way to grasp the main perspectives of environment and biodiversity is to understand the origins and precious nature of a single living form” (Mathieson, xv). Following that advice, I’ve taken up an interest in whooping cranes and am seeking to learn all that I can them in terms of their life, habitat, and conservation efforts to save them. In addition, I’m hoping to visit various places in this country where those efforts are ongoing and write about them in the future. In the meantime, I ran across this really nice video from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service that highlights their graceful beauty and sonorous bugling.

Veni, veni
November 23, 2011 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Veni, veni

And do it soon, please.

Epiphany 3 • Jonah 3:1–5, 10 • January 22, 2012
November 23, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

by Bruce Schuchard
“Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah, the son of Amittai, saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me’” …