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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
In 1538, the Dance of Death made its way into the Bible.
In their printing of the Old Testament, the Treschel Brothers included Life after the Fall, a woodcut by Hans Holbein. In his woodcut, Holbein pictured …

The Pope’s New Teaching on Jews and the Death of Jesus: A Response from Jim Voelz
March 5, 2011 – 9:59 am | One Comment
The Pope’s New Teaching on Jews and the Death of Jesus: A Response from Jim Voelz

“Jews and the Death of Jesus: Thoughts as It Becomes an Issue Once Again” by Dr. James W. Voelz

Pop goes God: Why I write about religion
March 2, 2011 – 10:28 pm | One Comment
Pop goes God: Why I write about religion

I spent some time the other day looking through my “Civil Religion” posts from the past (almost) three years. Strangely enough, I never once wrote generally about what I’m interested in and why I writ

Walter Koehler’s classic is back: read the new foreword
February 28, 2011 – 3:44 pm | No Comment
Walter Koehler’s classic is back: read the new foreword

A new edition of Walter Koehler’s classic book COUNSELING AND CONFESSION is out, with new introduction by Rick Marrs. Plus, read here Harold Senkbeil’s new foreword to the book.

One reason conservatives should keep the estate tax
February 22, 2011 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

Over the holidays, a family friend pointed me to a guest op-ed in The New York Times. Being a lawyer, he schooled me on how the column’s advocacy (by Chicago economist Richard Thaler) of radically al

Msafiri: African Lutheran Seminaries
February 19, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment
Msafiri: African Lutheran Seminaries

I was hoping there would be a handy reference resource someplace where I could look up basic information for the Lutheran seminaries on the continent. A sort of Lutheran seminary yellow pages.

Translating Offices in the New Testament
February 15, 2011 – 11:27 am | 3 Comments
Translating Offices in the New Testament

First in a series

Virtually a Confession
February 8, 2011 – 8:56 am | One Comment
Virtually a Confession

New media and your soul

Msafiri: Uganda
January 31, 2011 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Msafiri: Uganda

Lira is not a big town, not an important place by most measures. It’s not on the way to anywhere most people want to go (though a signpost in town points to Juba, well to …

Purely Academic?
January 20, 2011 – 1:51 pm | One Comment
Purely Academic?

I like crossword puzzles. I do a couple (or more) each day. That doesn’t mean I’ve mastered them. Usually I don’t get far on Thursday’s NY Times crossword in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Recently I came across a clue and answer that made me stop and think about academics, theology and preaching….