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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 13 • Isaiah 55:1–5 • August 3, 2014
July 22, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David Schmitt
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Love and Justice
May 27, 2011 – 8:05 am | One Comment
Love and Justice

The problem of God’s justice in Love Wins

Love Wins Goes to College
May 26, 2011 – 8:04 am | 8 Comments
Love Wins Goes to College

Reflections from a campus pastor, Greg Michael

Does “Love Win” for Luther?
May 25, 2011 – 8:02 am | 3 Comments
Does “Love Win” for Luther?

A look at a Luther quote from the popular book, by Pastor Ben Haupt

Love Wins: Review by Tony Cook
May 24, 2011 – 7:43 am | 2 Comments
Love Wins: Review by Tony Cook

A more appropriate title might have been Hell is Hyperbole: What God wants, God gets.

Monday morning quarterbacking on what did and didn’t happen on May 21
May 23, 2011 – 9:03 pm | No Comment
Monday morning quarterbacking on what did and didn’t happen on May 21

The Washington Post ran a fascinating story on the responses of Harold Camping and some of his followers after the rapture didn’t happen on Saturday. Some of their stories are tragic. And one soundbit

Heaven Is For Real
May 23, 2011 – 2:00 pm | 89 Comments
Heaven Is For Real

A Christian Father’s Sincere Love, and a Deeply-Flawed Understanding of Salvation.

Heaven and Hell, Children and Rob Bell
May 23, 2011 – 8:28 am | One Comment
Heaven and Hell, Children and Rob Bell

May 21 has come and gone, we’re all still here. But “the end times” and what will happen to us when either the or our end comes is still on the minds of many. Two …

Will the world end on May 21?
May 20, 2011 – 9:30 pm | No Comment
Will the world end on May 21?

Will the world end tomorrow? Martin Luther’s answer is as good as any.

God, the Devil, Bob, and the problem of evil
May 16, 2011 – 1:45 am | No Comment
God, the Devil, Bob, and the problem of evil

I just saw an episode of the animated rerun “God, the Devil, and Bob.” And it may have just explained the problem of evil.

Faith and the craft of writing
May 13, 2011 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
Faith and the craft of writing

“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer” (Anne Lamott). In its third year now, “Faith and Creative Writing” is the workshop that I