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Telling God’s Story
May 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

David Schmitt’s opening plenary at the 2013 Theological Symposium.

“Nones” on the Rise
October 16, 2012 – 4:43 pm | 6 Comments
“Nones” on the Rise

They aren’t really all that interested in us; but we should be interested in them.

Writing My Metanarrative
August 23, 2012 – 2:15 pm | 5 Comments
Writing My Metanarrative

Everybody’s got one. What’s yours? Here’s mine.

Letting the Gospel Predominate . . . In the Absolution
May 10, 2012 – 12:01 pm | 23 Comments
Letting the Gospel Predominate . . . In the Absolution

A reflection on speaking the Gospel

Concordia Journal Currents – Preaching Mark (Part 1)
January 10, 2012 – 11:55 am | 6 Comments

Back by popular demand, this Preacher’s Roundtable led by David Schmitt discusses preaching Mark throughout year B of the three-year lectionary cycle. Part 1 of 2 looks at preaching Mark during festal time (Advent through Easter).

Proper 29 • Matthew 25:31–46 • November 20, 2011
November 10, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

by Joel Biermann
This is a difficult text. Not that it is difficult to understand. In fact, it is altogether too easy to grasp the meaning, which is precisely what makes it difficult. There is no question …

Proper 28 • Matthew 25:14–30 • November 13, 2011
November 9, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

by Wayne E. Schmidt
Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, July 1985.
Financial institutions spend no little effort to keep the public informed about the many different kinds of investment opportunities which are …

Dr. C. F. W. Walther as Theologian (Part 2)
October 25, 2011 – 4:02 pm | 2 Comments
Dr. C. F. W. Walther as Theologian (Part 2)

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of C. F. W. Walther, founder of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and first president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, we reprint here the landmark study of Dr. Walther by one of his brightest students, FRANCIS PIEPER. Part 2 of 2.

Dr. C. F. W. Walther as Theologian (Part 1)
October 17, 2011 – 5:04 pm | 4 Comments
Dr. C. F. W. Walther as Theologian (Part 1)

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of C. F. W. Walther, founder of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and first president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, we reprint here the landmark study of Dr. Walther by one of his brightest students, FRANCIS PIEPER. Part 1 of 2.

All Saints’ Day • Matthew 5:1–12 • November 6, 2011
August 7, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

By Bruce M. Hartung
Edward Blair suggested that Matthew’s understanding of salvation centered on “knowing, believing, being, and doing.”1 I have found that center point to be very helpful in meditating on, studying, and preaching on …