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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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Concordia Journal, Spring 2016
June 22, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

Concordia Journal, Spring 2016

The digital edition of the Spring 2016 CONCORDIA JOURNAL, featuring articles by Paul Raabe, Mark Seifrid, and Mark Rockenbach from Concordia Seminary’s 2015 Theological Symposium.

Losing Face[book]
December 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 6 Comments
Losing Face[book]

Why I abandoned the third largest “country” in the world.

The Calling – A Growing Interest in Vocation
December 13, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment
The Calling – A Growing Interest in Vocation

I’ve been watching a documentary on PBS called The Calling. It follows “seven young religious students — Muslim, Catholic, Evangelical Christian, and Jewish — who are on a dramatic journey as they train to become …

Performance of the Lectionary in Worship
December 13, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Performance of the Lectionary in Worship

Being Engaged by the Word

New Book on the History and Theology of the Formula of Concord
December 12, 2011 – 8:22 am | One Comment

And soon, another on the Creeds and the other Lutheran Confessions

Peter Rollins’ “Insurrection”
December 8, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Peter Rollins’ “Insurrection”

The latest book from a prominent figure in the “Emergent Church Movement”

They Changed My Bible Again . . and Again . . . and Again
December 5, 2011 – 10:27 am | 15 Comments
They Changed My Bible Again . .  and Again . . . and Again

Why I Stopped Worrying About Finding the Perfect Bible Translation: Another Set of Revisions to the English Standard Version

The 4.74 degrees of separation between you and me
November 30, 2011 – 4:00 pm | 3 Comments

So, apparently, the six degrees that used to separate you and me has shrunk. The number of people separating anyone from anyone else in the world is now 4.74.

Textual Presence and Sermon Preparation: A Visual Feast
November 30, 2011 – 12:08 pm | 4 Comments
Textual Presence and Sermon Preparation: A Visual Feast

This past Thanksgiving, we were watching The King’s Speech and someone sat on the DVD remote. The screen froze. And in the midst of the commotion of looking for the remote, a funny thing happened…

When social capital trumps theology
November 29, 2011 – 12:10 pm | 3 Comments
When social capital trumps theology

Robert Putnam’s substantive findings on religion and civic engagement give us more than enough food for thought.

Whooping Cranes
November 28, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

Peter Mathieson, in his book, Birds of Heaven, made the comment that one “one way to grasp the main perspectives of environment and biodiversity is to understand the origins and precious nature of a single living form” (Mathieson, xv). Following that advice, I’ve taken up an interest in whooping cranes and am seeking to learn all that I can them in terms of their life, habitat, and conservation efforts to save them. In addition, I’m hoping to visit various places in this country where those efforts are ongoing and write about them in the future. In the meantime, I ran across this really nice video from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service that highlights their graceful beauty and sonorous bugling.