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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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Fall Lay Bible Institute – Wednesdays, October, 2014
August 29, 2014 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

Fall Lay Bible Institute – Wednesdays, October, 2014

Back by popular demand: David Peter presents “Decoding the Apocalypse: Part Two.”

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

William and Kate, Alabama, and the NFL: One of these things is not (un)like the other?
April 29, 2011 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
William and Kate, Alabama, and the NFL: One of these things is not (un)like the other?

No, I did not get up early to watch Will and Kate tie the knot. But, to ask the age-old Sesame Street question, is one of things not like the others?

Award-Winning Seminarian Essays
April 29, 2011 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
Award-Winning Seminarian Essays

Two CSL students recently had essays recognized and published. The online journal Let’s Talk states their goal as follows:
The mission of this journal is to encourage theological reflection, writing and dialogue on issues vital to …

Remembering forgotten truth: Tom Troeger on preaching
April 26, 2011 – 7:28 pm | No Comment
Remembering forgotten truth: Tom Troeger on preaching

Renowned preacher, scholar, and hymnwriter Thomas Troeger will keynote the ninth annual Day of Homiletical Reflection at Concordia Seminary, May 11, 2011, 9:00am to 4:15pm.

Hearing Good Friday
April 21, 2011 – 9:14 pm | No Comment
Hearing Good Friday

A couple weeks ago Dr. Erik Herrmann discussed the singing of the passion narrative. He and seminarian Dallas Dubke sang Matthew’s narrative in chapel this past Monday. Even as you  worship with the Body of …