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Lectionary@Lunch Live – Deuteronomy 18:15-20
January 21, 2015 – 9:36 am | No Comment

Tom Egger discusses the Old Testament pericopies in the Epiphany season, in the Year B lectionary.

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Epiphany 5 • 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 • February 8, 2015
January 27, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 2006.
By Arthur F. Graudin
Textual Considerations
For the Apostle Paul the proclamation of the gospel was not a basis for boasting on his part but ανάγκη, …

An Essential Theology of Easter
May 12, 2014 – 10:20 am | No Comment
An Essential Theology of Easter

What is the difference between saying “Jesus lives” and “Jesus is risen”?

His Resurrection and Ours: Why Easter Matters
May 5, 2014 – 12:10 pm | 2 Comments
His Resurrection and Ours: Why Easter Matters

There remains no doubt that Easter is very important for Christians. But it is just as important to know why Easter matters.

Get Closer to Your DMin with Continuing Education
April 28, 2014 – 11:18 am | 3 Comments
Get Closer to Your DMin with Continuing Education

New ways to engage lifelong learning in ministry.

“Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Redux
April 26, 2014 – 3:02 pm | One Comment
“Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Redux

The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is in the news again. Here is a summary of the most recent developments; it seems that, despite recent news claims, the fragment is indeed a forgery.

Re-Imagining the Walking Dead: Preaching an Apocalyptic Easter
April 23, 2014 – 3:49 pm | 6 Comments
Re-Imagining the Walking Dead: Preaching an Apocalyptic Easter

Preaching the resurrection among the undead.

Renowned historian to speak at Concordia Seminary
April 23, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Renowned historian to speak at Concordia Seminary

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Renowned historian to speak at Concordia Seminary

Cranach: Luther’s Painter
April 23, 2014 – 9:23 am | No Comment
Cranach: Luther’s Painter

No particular anniversary of Lucas Cranach is near on the horizon, but since Steven Ozment will soon be at the Seminary to lecture on “How Cranach Saved Luther,” it seemed appropriate to highlight a little …

Bugenhagen’s Day
April 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Bugenhagen’s Day

Yesterday was the anniversary of Johannes Bugenhagen’s sleep in the Lord … but yesterday was about waking, not sleeping  (Christus resurrexit: vere resurrexit: Alleluia!). Still, Bugenhagen is worth remembering. Pastor at Wittenberg, he was, among …

What is Truth? Good Friday Reflections on John 18:33-38
April 18, 2014 – 9:17 pm | 2 Comments

Truth — would you recognize it if you saw it?

Tips for Easter Preaching – Year Round
April 15, 2014 – 10:33 am | 9 Comments
Tips for Easter Preaching – Year Round

Five ways to preach the resurrection, and not just at Easter.