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Christmas 1 • Galatians 4:4–7 • December 28, 2014
December 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Glenn A. Nielsen
The celebration of Christmas begins, in stores and media, months before December 25. Advent has led up to the church’s celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Now, three days later, the season of Christmas …

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 …

Walking the labyrinth to Jerusalem: Holy Week and Passover
April 18, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
Walking the labyrinth to Jerusalem: Holy Week and Passover

In addition to giving up Facebook for Lent, I have been doing another spiritual discipline during these 40 days: I have been daily walking a prayer labyrinth at a nearby church.

Really, I didn’t make this one up
April 14, 2011 – 8:26 pm | One Comment
Really, I didn’t make this one up

The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the . . .