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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 …

Is hell a necessary evil?
March 31, 2011 – 4:50 pm | 2 Comments
Is hell a necessary evil?

Hell is a popular place these days. Not for tourism, of course. But it’s the talk of the religious town

Plainsong Passion
March 26, 2011 – 11:51 pm | 7 Comments
Plainsong Passion

Last Friday, chapel was unusual; it took me off guard. First, I did not expect to sing Christmas hymns … in the middle of Lent. Yes, I have to admit that I wasn’t paying attention to …

Care giving and care receiving in an aging world
March 24, 2011 – 9:57 pm | No Comment

I have known Ron and Maggie Hilmer for a long time, since I was in my teens and they were…well, younger than they are now.

Invitation to Conversation, Part 2: Bob Kolb on the Ecclesiology of the Lutheran Confessional Writings
March 21, 2011 – 12:34 pm | 3 Comments
Invitation to Conversation, Part 2: Bob Kolb on the Ecclesiology of the Lutheran Confessional Writings

A few weeks ago we posted the first of a series of questions used as the basis of discussion for a Faculty Forum, centered on Bob Kolb’s article, in the Fall 2010 Concordia Journal: “The Sheep and …

Food for theological reflection
March 16, 2011 – 2:10 pm | 3 Comments
Food for theological reflection

“Food is supposed to be sacred, not fast.”

“Son of Man” in the Gospels: A Faculty Discussion
March 15, 2011 – 10:32 am | 10 Comments
“Son of Man” in the Gospels: A Faculty Discussion

Who is the son of man?

Japan and a father’s death: the “seismic shocks” of life
March 13, 2011 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
Japan and a father’s death: the “seismic shocks” of life

“Seismic Shocks.” That was the eerily prophetic title of this past Friday’s entry in the Lenten devotional booklet I’m reading, What’s Next, God?, by Stephen Carter (published by Creative Communicati

Why I am giving up Facebook for Lent
March 12, 2011 – 6:43 pm | No Comment
Why I am giving up Facebook for Lent

The first time I remember giving something up for Lent I was in the fourth grade. I gave up soda.

Divine Intervention without God: by Jim Voelz
March 11, 2011 – 11:31 am | 3 Comments
Divine Intervention without God: by Jim Voelz

Meteor Blasts and New Life

Msafiri: Ethiopia
March 10, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment
Msafiri: Ethiopia

Africa messes with your head.