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Meet Professor Kou Seying (Part 2)
June 15, 2016 – 8:40 am | No Comment

Continuing the conversation with Prof. Seying (part 2 of 2). View part one here.

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Proper 13 • Luke 12:13–21 • July 31, 2016
July 19, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

David I. Lewis
Literary Context
In the verses proceeding today’s text Jesus confronts the religious authorities about their hypocrisy (11:37–54) and then warns his disciples to be faithful in the midst of persecution (12:1–12), persecution that …

Recent Discovery of Early Manuscript of Romans
January 21, 2012 – 1:24 pm | 6 Comments

Of making many books there is no end, but discovering 2000 year old books is far from wearying

Uniquely Bach
January 19, 2012 – 2:20 pm | One Comment
Uniquely Bach

The shock of the Reformation produces a new song

Temples of the Holy Spirit
January 16, 2012 – 3:17 pm | 17 Comments
Temples of the Holy Spirit

An Epiphany homily to celebrate the work of the Spirit in ordinary lives, and to mark the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Supreme Court, a "minister," and the issue of trust
January 13, 2012 – 8:00 pm | 2 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in perhaps the most significant case involving religious liberty and the separation of church and state in decades. But it got me thinking about more than liberty.

The Written World
January 6, 2012 – 9:43 am | No Comment
The Written World

Listen to this excellent BBC Radio 4 program

Bach’s Oratorio on a Sunday Morning
January 4, 2012 – 8:51 am | 3 Comments
Bach’s Oratorio on a Sunday Morning

Should we fear that high art, like the music of Bach, might die within the church?

Why a “Lutheran church”?
January 2, 2012 – 11:48 am | One Comment
Why a “Lutheran church”?

Why is there (still) a Lutheran Church? Old perspectives for new questions.

New Book: Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns
January 2, 2012 – 8:45 am | No Comment
New Book: Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns

The full preface to the book, written by Robert Kolb

The Bible as literature: Marilynne Robinson on "the book of books"
December 29, 2011 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

The novelist Marilynne Robinson, who always writes eloquently, writes eloquently of the innumerable connections between the Bible and other works of art. I think she’s on to something.

Five inner demons, four better angels . . .
December 24, 2011 – 11:36 am | 2 Comments
Five inner demons, four better angels . . .

 . . . and a more peaceful 2012? That’s not yet another take on the 12 Days of Christmas, it’s what Steven Pinker, Harvard Psychologist, concludes in his most recent book The Better Angels of …