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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 …

Resurrection and Certification
April 12, 2013 – 7:11 am | 2 Comments
Resurrection and Certification

Opening devotion for the meeting where the faculty votes to certify men to serve as pastors.

Peacemaking in Our Parishes
April 10, 2013 – 7:14 am | 2 Comments
Peacemaking in Our Parishes

Rick Marrs recently wrote a piece for the Rural and Small Town Mission program of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission “supports and encourages rural and small-town congregations in engaging their …

Which Bible Software is Best for Pastors?
April 9, 2013 – 7:31 am | 10 Comments
Which Bible Software is Best for Pastors?

A helpful discussion of the value of Bible software and reviews of the Logos and BibleWorks software packages.

Remembering MLK in Memphis, 45 years ago tonight
April 3, 2013 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

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Podcast: “What the New Pope Means for the Future of the Church”
April 3, 2013 – 9:12 am | One Comment
Podcast: “What the New Pope Means for the Future of the Church”

Leo Sanchez participates in a discussion hosted by Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary

On the Death of my Mother
March 29, 2013 – 7:59 am | 4 Comments
On the Death of my Mother

It was the call I was dreading.  The hospice nurse phoned during chapel at the seminary with the news: “Your mother has 24-48 hours to live.”  At 95, my mother had been in decline for …

Working Back from the End to Today
March 28, 2013 – 7:41 am | 4 Comments
Working Back from the End to Today

You can’t know what something means until it is finished. If you drive by a construction site on your way to work, day after day, you’ll see a work in progress; beams going up, trusses …

Hands, Life, and Hope in Holy Week
March 27, 2013 – 7:56 am | 9 Comments
Hands, Life, and Hope in Holy Week

This week, I’m thinking about his hands.  They were large, strong hands that loved to work with wood—strong hands that were “skilled at the plane and the lathe.”  Many of the items in his house …

Luther’s thoughts on a snowy Palm Sunday
March 26, 2013 – 10:06 am | 3 Comments
Luther’s thoughts on a snowy Palm Sunday

The Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus received about ten inches of snow on Palm Sunday. Here’s what Brother Martin thought about it.

We Have a (Latin American) Pope. What Does This Mean for U.S. Lutherans?
March 15, 2013 – 12:12 am | 23 Comments
We Have a (Latin American) Pope. What Does This Mean for U.S. Lutherans?

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 …