Luther Scholar Oswald Bayer Lecture, March 21

Luther Scholar Oswald Bayer Lecture, March 21


Luther Scholar Oswald Bayer Lecture, March 21

Oswald Bayer, world-renowned scholar of Luther and his theology, will deliver a lecture at Concordia Seminary on March 21. Many of you will be familiar with Bayer through his writings Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification (2003), Theology the Lutheran Way (2007), and Martin Luther’s Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation (2008). The theme of his lecture, “A Public ..

Shoes and the Law

Shoes and the Law


Shoes and the Law

The title of a newspaper article caught my eye yesterday: Jews Ponder Day’s Footwear. I had to read to find out what it was about and kept reading because I’ve always been at least mildly interested in observant Judaism and the Talmud. The issue, briefly, is that the Talmud adds extra restrictions to the usual ..

Earth Day—40 Years

Earth Day—40 Years


Earth Day—40 Years

I was finishing eighth grade and getting ready for confirmation when the first earth day was celebrated in 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin helped organize the first Earth Day as an awareness raising event. Over the years, Earth Day has provided an opportunity both to take stock of human impact on earth and to call people to action that they might take better care of it