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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 …

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 …

Why should Protestants care about the Pope?
March 14, 2013 – 10:25 pm | One Comment
Why should Protestants care about the Pope?

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Why should Protestants care about the Pope?

Immigrant Neighbor On My Mind
March 5, 2013 – 12:17 am | 9 Comments
Immigrant Neighbor On My Mind

Highlights from the new LCMS report on immigration, “Immigrants Among Us.”

Journey with Jesus: the Passion according to St. Luke
February 27, 2013 – 2:06 pm | No Comment
Journey with Jesus: the Passion according to St. Luke

The threefold Gospel cycle of our lectionary gives us the opportunity to hear our Lord’s passion in a new voice each year. This year the voice is St. Luke’s. The passion of Luke is the …

The King Is Not Dead!
February 14, 2013 – 10:00 am | One Comment
The King Is Not Dead!

A sermon on Isaiah 6 in conjunction with the Winter 2013 CONCORDIA JOURNAL.

“In The Word” Bible Studies
February 12, 2013 – 10:09 am | 3 Comments
“In The Word” Bible Studies

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 …

First thoughts on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
February 11, 2013 – 5:10 pm | No Comment
First thoughts on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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A New Papacy
February 11, 2013 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
A New Papacy

Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign since Celestine V did so in 1294 after little more than 5 months in office. (Some commentators name Gregory XII, who resigned in 1415, as the most …

Women in Military Combat: a post-decision perspective
February 7, 2013 – 7:13 pm | No Comment
Women in Military Combat: a post-decision perspective

Thinking about the decision to rescind the limitations of women in combat.

The Science of Divorce
January 31, 2013 – 11:52 am | 14 Comments
The Science of Divorce

The new research on divorce and family change exposes a crisis. There are at least three things the church can do about it.