The Quad

Posts from Profs

The Library

Publications and Media

The Pulpit

Resources for Preaching

The Commons

Friends, Faculty, and Staff Posts

What’s Happening

News & Information

Preaching Matthew (Part 1)
December 19, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Originally taped in 2011, we are highlighting this “Preaching Matthew” podcast as we once again enter Year A in the lectionary.

David Schmitt, Jeff Gibbs, and Ron Rall form a Preachers Roundtable on preaching Matthew (from which the Gospel readings for LSB Lectionary Series A are largely taken). Part one of two. Here’s part two.

Recent Posts from our contributers »

Easter Sunday • Acts 10:34–43 • April 20, 2014
April 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
In this pericope, Peter portrays Christ’s resurrection as God’s vindication of his identity and his work. In the resurrection, God gives assurance that Jesus is Lord and the judge of the living and the …

On churches, ladders, and living in community
September 29, 2010 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
On churches, ladders, and living in community

I drive passed it every morning and evening to and from work. First Presbyterian Church in University City currently displays a massive sculpture of ladders in its front lawn at Delmar Blvd and Midland Blvd. Assembled by sculptor Charlie Brouwer , they’re calling it Transcend2010 . I finally got a chance to walk through it this past weekend.

Creation Care and Scripture
September 27, 2010 – 9:40 pm | No Comment
Creation Care and Scripture

Last week, Concordia Seminary hosted its annual symposium and dealt with the topic regarding the function of Scripture within the church. I was asked to reflect on how I used Scripture in working on various reports for our church’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations. In other words, how did my assumptions shape or even pre-determine the outcome of those reports. In other words, I had to do some self-reflection, something I’m not sure I’m always very good at doing.

The American Mind: Dale Meyer, Will Ferrell, and Baby Jesus
September 24, 2010 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
The American Mind: Dale Meyer, Will Ferrell, and Baby Jesus

What do Concordia Seminary President Dale Meyer, Will Ferrell/Ricky Bobby, and Baby Jesus have in common? You’re about to find out, because that just happened.

Great Overview
September 17, 2010 – 2:42 am | No Comment
Great Overview

As a systematician, I like the big picture. I like to see how all the individual pieces fit into the entire picture. It helps me to grasp—as much as I can—what’s going on. That’s partly why the field of ecology intrigues me as well

Bible is focus of Concordia Seminary’s upcoming symposium
September 16, 2010 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
Bible is focus of Concordia Seminary’s upcoming symposium

Stephen Fowl “Scripture in the Church: Formative or Formality?” is the title of the 21st annual Theological Symposium, to be held Sept. 21-22 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Burning Coals and Korans
September 11, 2010 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Burning Coals and Korans

What to do with enemies?

Christwire: “The Onion” for Christians?
September 10, 2010 – 8:10 pm | One Comment
Christwire: “The Onion” for Christians?

Christwire.org has become a popular Web site for news and reporting with an ultraconservative Christian slant. And it’s all one big joke. I have to confess I was completely unaware of Christwire until I ran across the New York Times article that outed the identities of Christwire’s founders, Bryan Butvidas and Kirwin Watson

A Lesson from 1927
September 9, 2010 – 2:04 am | No Comment
A Lesson from 1927

It’s that time of year. Most of the the birds at our feeders are house sparrows. They descend upon the feeders in flocks and consume nearly all the food within a day or so in the feeders.  So how can I get rid of them? After all, they are not as colorful as Cardinals, Goldfinches, and Indigo Buntings.

More on Chickens
September 2, 2010 – 2:42 am | No Comment
More on Chickens

In his introduction to Wendell Berry’s recent book, Bringing it to the Table, Michael Pollan observes that one of Berry’s favorite quotes comes from British agronomist, Sir Albert Howard. He urges us to think of “the whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal and man as one great subject” (p.

Together With All Chickens
August 31, 2010 – 2:28 pm | 3 Comments
Together With All Chickens

Urban chickens and the Kingdom of God