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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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All Saints’ Day • Revelation 7:9–17 • November 2, 2014
October 21, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
The celebration of saints has a checkered history in the church: raucous festivals around martyrs’ graves, prayers to saints to escape various kinds of sufferings, fantastical stories of their lives, and even trust in their merits. …

Hot off the Press! Read the intro to the new book INVITING COMMUNITY
December 13, 2013 – 3:33 pm | 3 Comments
Hot off the Press! Read the intro to the new book INVITING COMMUNITY

Get a sneak peek at the new collection of essays from Concordia Seminary Press.

A Response to Dr. Jeff Kloha’s “Text and Authority”
December 12, 2013 – 11:20 am | 8 Comments

By Dr. Martin R. Noland, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Evansville, IN
Introduction
A number of people have contacted me since early December about my opinion of Dr. Jeff Kloha’s stimulating lecture titled “Text and Authority: Theological and …

Toward Fruitful Conversation: Follow-up from “Listening to God’s Word”
December 9, 2013 – 2:58 pm | 23 Comments

A symposium on biblical interpretation and approaches to studying the Scriptures was held at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule, Oberursel (the seminary of the LCMS partner church in Germany) in November 2013. Eight members of the …

Open Forum with Robert Benne, Charles Arand, and Leo Sánchez
December 2, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment
Open Forum with Robert Benne, Charles Arand, and Leo Sánchez

“The Gospel and Our Common Witness in the Public Square,” an open forum between the LCMS and NALC on December 16, 2013, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

FAQ #6 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness
November 27, 2013 – 2:50 pm | No Comment
FAQ #6 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness

The sixth video in a series of FAQs on Luther’s two kinds of righteousness: How can parish pastors make use of the distinction of two kinds of righteousness?

FAQ #5 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness
November 21, 2013 – 2:51 pm | 2 Comments
FAQ #5 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness

The fifth video in a series of FAQs on Luther’s two kinds of righteousness: How did the distinction of two kinds of righteousness get revived in our circles?

Ecumenical Witness
November 15, 2013 – 9:02 am | One Comment
Ecumenical Witness

Editor’s Note:  The Fall issue of the Concordia Journal is now being distributed to our subscribers.  This issue is dedicated to various perspectives on ecumenism and church relations, including an essay by the important Luther scholar …

FAQ #4 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness
November 14, 2013 – 2:50 pm | One Comment
FAQ #4 on Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness

The fourth video in a series of FAQs on Luther’s two kinds of righteousness: How does the distinction of two kinds of righteousness help clarify sanctification?

Reflections on “Listening to the Word,” Part 1
November 12, 2013 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Reflections on “Listening to the Word,” Part 1

We don’t need to be – and really can’t afford to be — independent islands, working only in our own contexts, cultures, and circles.

Listening to the Word of God, Day 1
November 8, 2013 – 7:55 am | One Comment

The first day of the “Listening to God’s Word” theological symposium at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule, Oberursel, focused on “Historical Approaches” to the text, using Genesis 1 and Matt 14:22-33 as test cases. The symposium’s goal is …