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Lectionary@Lunch Live – Mark 7:24-37
August 26, 2015 – 9:09 am | One Comment

In a special excerpt from his online D.Min. course on Mark, Prof. Jim Voelz discusses the Gospel pericope for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18), in the context of the Year B lectionary.

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Advent 2 • Luke 3:1–14 (15–20) • December 6, 2015
November 24, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Dale A. Meyer
Straightforward and familiar, this easy text isn’t easy. John the Baptist, “brood of vipers,” “wrath to come,” “bear fruits . . . and do not say to yourselves,” and the like are …

9/11, ten years later: the "end" of memory
September 9, 2011 – 3:43 pm | One Comment

Whether or not there should be clergy present to speak at the 9/11 memorial event planned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is an open question. But does it signal what we have forgotten about

What would you like your local Baptist Christian counselor to understand?
September 9, 2011 – 1:59 pm | One Comment
What would you like your local Baptist Christian counselor to understand?

Many Lutheran pastors find it challenging to know who to refer their beloved parishioners to for psychological, marital, or family counseling. If you had 30 minutes to engage a local non-Lutheran counselor in your area, what would you say?

Child in the Womb: Product or Gift?
September 7, 2011 – 12:43 pm | 3 Comments
Child in the Womb: Product or Gift?

When God created Adam and Eve, there was one way to procreate, not reproduce (no explanation needed). Since their fall with sin entering all creation, there are more than 28 ways to reproduce a child …

Now hiring: Harvard, Yale, Duke, and the future of theological education
September 2, 2011 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

It wouldn’t make headline news, but it turns out that it has been an intriguing summer at three of the historic divinity schools in the country. And all for the same reason.

The Bible, Biblicism, and Lutheran Perspectives
September 1, 2011 – 9:55 am | 47 Comments
The Bible, Biblicism, and Lutheran Perspectives

Time to put on your thinking caps (comments)

Only In Missouri
August 30, 2011 – 8:01 am | 3 Comments
Only In Missouri

I’m all shook up

Sola Scriptura
August 24, 2011 – 2:43 pm | 2 Comments
Sola Scriptura

Thus says Walther . . .

What makes a ministry beautiful? A river runs through it.
August 21, 2011 – 5:13 pm | One Comment

Our second child was born on Monday. So, this week has been that surreal mixture of sublime exhiliration, tag-team parenting, and sleep deprivation. But the family leave has provided some quieter mome

Clear as
August 19, 2011 – 11:02 am | 3 Comments
Clear as

New dictionaries and old words

Somebody said it before I did, and better
August 16, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 13 Comments
Somebody said it before I did, and better

I hate it (love it) when that happens. Reflections on Romans 12