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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 2 • Acts 5:29–42 • April 27, 2014
April 24, 2014 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

By David Wollenburg
Collect: Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ your Son, …

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 …

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 …