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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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Proper 21 • Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32 • September 28, 2014
September 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
The Just Way of God
“The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” This phrase leads Yahweh through Ezekiel to address Israel’s whining as they blame Yahweh for their woe and …

Somebody said it before I did, and better
August 16, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 13 Comments
Somebody said it before I did, and better

I hate it (love it) when that happens. Reflections on Romans 12

Rick Perry, "The Response," and the politics of 2012
August 11, 2011 – 9:25 pm | No Comment

So, what are we to make of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s “The Response,” the Houston prayer service he helped organize and at which he spoke? Does the fact that he now appears to be joining the field for th

Preaching Romans 11: Israel and Promises
August 3, 2011 – 9:12 pm | 4 Comments
Preaching Romans 11: Israel and Promises

Romans 11, Bible Translations, and Preaching Israel

Christ-Centered Christian Counseling – Part 2
August 1, 2011 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
Christ-Centered Christian Counseling – Part 2

New thoughts from Rick Marrs as he writes his new book “Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered.” Here, he discusses law-gospel distinctions, cognitive behavioral therapy, and depression.

Love Wins: Luther’s Letter
July 29, 2011 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Love Wins: Luther’s Letter

A fresh translation of Luther’s letter to Hans von Rechenberg, cited in “Love Wins”

Whooping Crane Video
July 28, 2011 – 4:49 am | 2 Comments

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Praying at NASCAR
July 25, 2011 – 6:45 pm | One Comment

At the Nascar Nationwide series race this past weekend in Nashville, TN, Pastor Joe Nelms was asked to give the opening invocation. He channeled his inner Ricky Bobby and gave us one delicious minute

The Two Kingdoms and Social Security
July 23, 2011 – 1:46 pm | 6 Comments
The Two Kingdoms and Social Security

American churches blundered when they supported Roosevelt’s proposal for Social Security, according to Douglas E. Baker. In his essay, “The Theology of Social Security,” Baker concludes:
What is disturbing when reviewing the history of this time …

Scriptural Sound Bytes?
July 22, 2011 – 11:38 am | 12 Comments
Scriptural Sound Bytes?

Lectionaries and Limitations

Drought and starvation devastating east Africa
July 21, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
Drought and starvation devastating east Africa

The worst drought in 60 years is devastating east Africa. The camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is now the largest refugee camp in the world. But the real tragedy is how silently the news has hit the world.