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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.

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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 …

Richer, deeper, and more satisfying
July 22, 2010 – 12:27 pm | 5 Comments
Richer, deeper, and more satisfying

“What would it look like to move from ‘more, bigger, faster’ to ‘richer, deeper and more satisfying?’” No, that quote is not from a church leader of any stripe; it’s from a Harvard Business Review …

The American Mind: Table of Contents
July 15, 2010 – 10:41 am | 2 Comments
The American Mind: Table of Contents

The table of contents of essays in the book, The American Mind Meets the Mind of Christ.

Do We See Ourselves as Creatures?
July 14, 2010 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Do We See Ourselves as Creatures?

A few friends have recently brought to my attention that many Christians are perhaps not accustomed seeing themselves or thinking of themselves as creatures. That’s somewhat curious. Do most people use the word “creature” to speak exclusively about nonhuman creatures? By contrast, do we refer to ourselves primarily, if not exclusively, as human beings in order to separate and distinguish ourselves from all other forms of life on earth?

The American Mind: Read the Preface by Robert Kolb
July 9, 2010 – 4:02 pm | 3 Comments
The American Mind: Read the Preface by Robert Kolb

An exclusive online reprint of Robert Kolb’s preface to The American Mind Meets the Mind of Christ, a collection of Concordia Seminary faculty essays on American culture.

God Made Room for Them—Can We?
July 8, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
God Made Room for Them—Can We?

Norman Wirzba develops the theme of extending hospitality to all of God’s creatures in his book, The Paradise of God . He notes that hospitality in the Old Testament involved in part the inviting of sojourners into the home, in brief, making room for them. God carved out spaces (land, air, water) for all of his creatures

The Day the Music Died
July 6, 2010 – 4:10 pm | 4 Comments
The Day the Music Died

Today is the last day that KFUO-FM will broadcast classical music from the campus of Concordia Seminary.

Bishops Unveil Mass Revisions
July 2, 2010 – 10:17 am | One Comment
Bishops Unveil Mass Revisions

A special post by Andy Bartelt. Roman Catholics soon will be seeing some changes in the Mass. This prompts reflection on the state of worship in Lutheran circles.

The Bible as literature: Bob Dylan and the near-sacrifice of Isaac
July 1, 2010 – 11:09 pm | No Comment
The Bible as literature: Bob Dylan and the near-sacrifice of Isaac

Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see me comin’ you better run” Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?” God says, “Out on Highway 61” The word of the Lord according to Bob Dylan, in the opening lines from the title track of his landmark album Highway 61 Revisited . It is a sly and menacing retelling of the famous episode of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son Isaac from Genesis 22 . And Dylan sets it along the famous highway of the blues that stretches along the Mississippi River from New Orleans up almost to Canada. It is the highway where legend has it Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to play the…

On Becoming a Craniac, Part I
July 1, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
On Becoming a Craniac, Part I

Ok. I know that this is somewhat typical of me.

Clinging to the Old, Rugged Cross?
June 24, 2010 – 6:03 pm | 10 Comments
Clinging to the Old, Rugged Cross?

Did Jesus really die on a cross?