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Proper 19 • James 3:1–12 • September 13, 2015
September 1, 2015 – 9:30 am | No Comment

By William W. Schumacher
The text of this passage from the Epistle of James is interesting both grammatically and lexically. The passage is rich in imagery, and the vocabulary is rather unusual. The preacher is invited …

Insult of the Month
April 23, 2015 – 1:11 pm | One Comment
Insult of the Month

Keeping up with your languages doesn’t have to be tedious. Many regular readers of already know and use tools for maintaining the edge on their biblical Greek and Hebrew (and if you don’t, just …

Blood in My Mouth
June 4, 2014 – 9:25 am | 3 Comments
Blood in My Mouth

Dreaming about a sermon in the week before Pentecost.

Proper 19 • 1 Timothy 1:(5–11) 12–17 • September 15, 2013
September 3, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By William W. Schumacher
The two alternatives for this pericope suggest rather different directions for a sermon, with the briefer reading perhaps lending itself to a clearer focus on the gospel and the longer risking a …

“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.

May the Best Story Win
May 1, 2012 – 4:00 pm | 9 Comments
May the Best Story Win

NPR just started what they promise will be a series of stories on “losing faith,” stories about people who were religious believers but no longer believe. The series began with a woman who was a …

Creation and Its Detractors
March 27, 2012 – 2:44 pm | 5 Comments
Creation and Its Detractors

Can you imagine The New York Times printing a critique of scientific atheism? That fact alone might be taken as wry proof for the existence of God!

Losing Face[book]
December 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 6 Comments
Losing Face[book]

Why I abandoned the third largest “country” in the world.

Concordia Journal Currents – C.F.W. Walther at 200
August 15, 2011 – 3:01 pm | 7 Comments

In this faculty roundtable, Dr. William Schumacher, Dr. Gerhard Bode, and Dr. Tom Egger discuss LC-MS founder C.F.W. Walther and his impact 200 years after his birth.

Easter 7 • John 17:1–11 • June 5, 2011
May 2, 2011 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

By William W. Schumacher
In the Heidelberg Disputation (1518), Martin Luther drew a stark contrast between a “theologian of glory” and a “theologian of the cross,” and that distinction may still make a Lutheran preacher reluctant to …