Articles tagged with: Preaching
By Travis J. Scholl
Commemorating the sixteenth-century events that came to be called the Protestant Reformation is more complicated than it used to be. Triumphalism—a certain weirdly coiffed presidential candidate notwithstanding—is no longer in vogue. We left …
Robert Kolb discusses his forthcoming book Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God.
By David Schmitt
In this reading, Jesus moves from the world of the imagination, where he tells a parable (vv. 9–14), to the world of his ministry, where he blesses children (vv. 15–17). Both of …
Prof. Peter Nafzger teaches in the practical theology department, with a focus on homiletics (preaching).
By Kent Burreson
The Persistent Church and the Long-suffering Lord
O Spirit, who didst once restore
Thy Church that it might be again
The bringer of good news to men,
Breathe on Thy cloven Church once more,
That in these …
By Dale A. Meyer
This text speaks to our faith within the context of a changed America, a churched nation in our youth but now a country that gives the church no special privilege. This sermon can …
By Rick Marrs
This is a difficult text for Lutherans to hear. We are more comfortable with texts about God’s grace, and being his children and heirs of his promises, but Jesus is prone to saying …
By Thomas Egger
It is interesting to look at different paintings inspired by this Bible story. The rich man is surrounded by friends and servants and tables furnished with food, and his gaze is fixed on …
…before she presents at Concordia Seminary’s 2016 Theological Symposium: “From Font to Grave: Catechesis for the Lifelong Disciple” (Sept 20-21).
By Victor Raj
Justice God’s Way
I began to study this text rather carefully on tax day, April 15. Especially in that context, the theme of accounting surfaced in my mind almost instantaneously as I read …