Call for Papers…

2013 Theological SymposiumThe Theological Symposium committee invites proposals for open sectionals during the 24th Annual Theological Symposium, September 24-25, 2013, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The title is “From the Creation to the New Creation: Seeing All Things in Light of the Entire Story.”

We live in a world that has been shattered into fragments. The 20th century saw the fragmentation of art, education, politics, and society. People today live fragmented and isolated lives at work, family, home, church. Even the biblical stories we hear on Sunday are often a collection of fragments for many Christians. How do we put the pieces together? It may lie in the recovery of God’s grand story that spans from the first creation to the new creation, centered in Christ’s resurrection. This bigger picture of God’s story can help us we see how the individual pieces fit together: How do we read and preach the individual texts of Scripture as part of the grand story? How does the church fit into God’s work in the world? How do we live our individual lives of vocation as participants in this story?

For more information about the Symposium, click here.

Sectional presentations will be 45 minutes long, allowing time for questions and discussion. A paragraph abstract should be submitted to Linda Nehring via email or fax: [email protected], fax: 314-505-7393. Deadline is August 15, 2013.

Related posts

Who Has Ever Even Heard of the Missouri Synod?

Who Has Ever Even Heard of the Missouri Synod?


Who Has Ever Even Heard of the Missouri Synod?

Paul Raabe reflects on the label “Lutheran” and how, in some contexts, it does not communicate to most Americans. We need to be able to explain ourselves to outsiders in ways intelligible to them. Maybe a church sign should say: “A Gospel-Baptism-Lord’s Supper-Bible-Creedal-Liturgical Church - Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.” These descriptions are the markers of our church body.

Pious Nonsense: “The Ancient Name of God Is the Sound of Our Breathing”

Pious Nonsense: “The Ancient Name of God Is the Sound of Our Breathing”


Pious Nonsense: “The Ancient Name of God Is the Sound of Our Breathing”

I’m writing this post for two reasons. First and generally, it is simply not helpful when Christians pass along claims about what something in the Bible “really means” when those claims are based on faulty or inaccurate information. Truth matters, and good information is important. Christians...

2022 Theological Symposium

2022 Theological Symposium


2022 Theological Symposium

The Exegetical Elephant in the Room? The upcoming 32nd Annual Theological Symposium, “Search the Scriptures: Finding Christ and Ourselves in the History of Exegesis,” will compare and contrast the ancient and modern exegetical methods and approaches to reading and interpreting the...

Leave a comment