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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 17 • Jeremiah 15:15–21 • August 31, 2014
August 19, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, July 1999.
By Ernest Bernet
On the second Sunday after Pentecost we heard Jeremiah 28:5–9. Here the prophet Jeremiah must deal with the false prophecies of prosperity …

Why I am giving up Facebook for Lent
March 12, 2011 – 6:43 pm | No Comment
Why I am giving up Facebook for Lent

The first time I remember giving something up for Lent I was in the fourth grade. I gave up soda.

Divine Intervention without God: by Jim Voelz
March 11, 2011 – 11:31 am | 3 Comments
Divine Intervention without God: by Jim Voelz

Meteor Blasts and New Life

Msafiri: Ethiopia
March 10, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment
Msafiri: Ethiopia

Africa messes with your head.

Jews and the Death of Jesus: Reading Matthew 27:25 by David Lewis
March 9, 2011 – 11:00 am | 6 Comments
Jews and the Death of Jesus: Reading Matthew 27:25 by David Lewis

“His Blood Be on Us and our Children!”: Joseph Ratzinger on Matthew 27:25

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.