Preacher’s Studio is a chance to take a step back and talk about the art and craft of preaching. Today’s preacher: KENT BURRESON, on preaching JOHN 13:16-38
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its 11th Annual Day of Homiletical Reflection on Wednesday, May 8, 9:15 am to 4:15 pm. Michael Duduit will be the featured speaker on “The Centrality of Application in Biblical Preaching.”
By Tom Manteufel From time to time novels have appeared which depict the ramifications of the discovery of alleged archeological evidence that the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ never took place, such as When It Was Dark (in the early twentieth century) or more recently Dr. Paul Maier’s theological thriller A Skeleton in God’s Closet. ..
So many thoughts about the election of Pope Francis I. I will share five reflections as a Lutheran theologian born and raised in Latin America and suggest lessons Lutherans in the U.S. might gather from this event. First, let’s restate the obvious. This is the first Pope ever elected from Latin America. As a Latino ..
By Paul R. Raabe The epistle lesson for the Sixth Sunday in Lent/Palm Sunday (series C) is the famous Carmen Christi of Philippians 2:5–11. Because verses 6–11 display poetic hymn-like qualities, Greek editions rightly present them as a poem. It consists of two halves of equal size: verses 6–8 (10 lines—90 syllables) and verses 9–11 ..
By Jeffrey A. Oschwald Paul’s “putting out of mind the course already covered and straining toward the goal that lies ahead” (Phil 3:13), warns today’s preacher not to forget that the race is not over. Philippians 3:4b–14 offers its own beautiful way to convey that warning, with an emphasis on the present straining toward the ..
By David R. Maxwell New Creation, New Identity In this reading, Paul employs two dominant themes: 1) new creation and 2) reconciliation. Are these the same thing? Or does reconciliation correlate with justification, while new creation correlates with sanctification? Or is there some other distinction being made here? I would suggest that new creation and ..
By David Wollenberg In our text the Apostle Paul is addressing the issue of how we live as brothers and sisters in Christ in this evil age. His concern is with those (both in Corinth and in our own day and places) who claim to “possess knowledge.” “This ‘knowledge,’” he says, “puffs up, but love ..
Concordia Seminary has published three free Bible Studies for use in congregations. These studies include videos, leader guides, and handouts for discussions. These studies are all available for free here on concordiatheology.org, or may be purchased as a DVD containing the videos and PDFs for offline use via our online store. The Psalms and Life ..
By Robert Kolb Introductory thoughts “Walk this way,” Mel Brook’s Igor the hunchback said (from the movie Young Frankenstein). Following in his footsteps, Doctor Frankenstein imitated his awkward gait. Children imitate their parents, sometimes to their parents’ pleasure, sometimes to their embarrassment. Models of faithful following of Jesus are significant parts of the Holy Spirit’s ..
Read more from the original source: First thoughts on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
UPDATED. The lecture by Hispanic leader M. Daniel Carroll Rodas will take place as part of the 3rd triennial Hispanic Lutheran Theological Consultation, March 11-12. The topic is timely: immigration