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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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Theological Symposium – Sept 23-24, 2014
July 28, 2014 – 9:30 am | No Comment

This year’s theme is “Faithful Witness to God’s Story in the World Around Us.” Featured speakers include Charles Arand, Erik Herrmann, Leo Sánchez, Jeff Oschwald, and Will Schumacher.

These Are the Generations
February 26, 2014 – 4:59 pm | 3 Comments
These Are the Generations

Thinking about today’s ministry after installing a new pastor.

New Calvinism and the News
February 17, 2014 – 9:31 am | 4 Comments
New Calvinism and the News

Putting the “New Calvinism,” and its interest in Luther and Lutherans, in context.

New Reformation500 Website
February 4, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
New Reformation500 Website

As part of its efforts to commemorate the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation (2017), Concordia Seminary has launched “Reformation500″–a website dedicated to providing reflection and resources on this “Copernican revolution” of church history. The …

Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church
February 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | 9 Comments
Reflections on Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church

The Multi-Ethnic Symposium just concluded (January 27-28) reminds us of the changing mission environment in which the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod seeks to be, as confessional Lutherans, a faithful witness to the visible church on earth.  Whether …

New Review of Lessing’s Isaiah
February 3, 2014 – 9:15 am | No Comment
New Review of Lessing’s Isaiah

The periodical published by the Institute for Biblical Research, known as “Bulletin for Biblical Research” (23/4, 2013), included a positive review of Reed Lessing’s commentary on Isaiah 40-55. Gary Smith of Bethel Seminary writes:
“Overall, this …

What’s up among the evangelicals?
January 29, 2014 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
What’s up among the evangelicals?

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What’s up among the evangelicals?

A Centennial Pilgrimage to China
January 29, 2014 – 12:13 pm | 8 Comments
A Centennial Pilgrimage to China

Though the occasion has passed by virtually without notice here in the States, 2013 marked a major event in LCMS history.

Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits
January 20, 2014 – 11:15 am | 10 Comments
Hearing Lutheran Voices in Reformed Pulpits

Those who try to follow the pulse of American Christianity would be familiar with the name Tullian Tchividjian (even if it takes a little practice to pronounce it correctly!). Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, …

A Day in the Life of Concordia Seminary–in 1853
January 9, 2014 – 8:21 am | 2 Comments
A Day in the Life of Concordia Seminary–in 1853

Breakfast is served at 5:30 and then work begins…

Lutheran pastor makes the Lambeau Leap
January 8, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Lutheran pastor makes the Lambeau Leap

Pastor Scott Kruse went where no Lutheran pastor has gone before.