By John Loum General approach to preparing your sermon A. Start the process by praying about the subject or topic area B. Select and clearly state to the audience the subject area that you plan to address. C. At the point of your sermon delivery, start with an arousing statement or illustration in order to ..
By Dr. Thomas Manteuful A Bible Study What statement is made repeatedly here to help God’s people remember and take to heart what is said? It is “I am the Lord your God,” sometimes abbreviated: “I am the Lord.” It tells the people of God that they are his special possession, redeemed and governed by ..
By Dr. Arthur F. Graudin Textual Notes Genesis 1:1 through Genesis 11:1–9 has been referred to as “primeval history.” According to the Hebrew, Genesis 11:1–9 forms a textual unit. The text refers to the time after the Flood when “the whole world had one language and the same words” (ESV). After the Flood, God (Elohiym) ..
With One Accord Rev. Paul Philp As the Eleven returned from the Ascension of Jesus, Luke tells us that they were of “one accord” (v. 14). The union was found within the context of praying together with others who were followers of Jesus. In this interim period between the Ascension and Pentecost, Peter addresses the ..
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/STLtoday.com columnist Bill McClellan used his Sunday column (May 2, 2010) to talk about Concordia Seminary’s Call Day
Dr. James Brauer and Dr. Kent Burreson review (full text): “Fostering Unity Without Imposing Uniformity”: A Review of Evangelical Lutheran Worship. Pew Edition. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2006. 1248 pages. Cloth. $20.00
Timothy Maschke reviews GETTING READY FOR THE NEW LIFE: FACING ILLNESS OR DEATH WITH THE WORD AND PRAYERS. Lutheran Voices series. By Richard F. Bansemer. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2004. 83 pages. Paper. $9.99
Timothy Maschke reviews DON’T TELL ME THAT! Martin Luther’s Antinomian Theses. Translated by Paul Strawn. Minneapolis: Lutheran Press, 2004. 78 pages. Paper. $5.50
Thomas Trapp reviews THE GOSPEL OF MARK. A Commentary. By Francis J. Moloney. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2002. Pp. xviii + 398. Hardcover $29.95
Henry Rowold reviews TWO STRANGE BEASTS: LEVIATHAN AND BEHEMOTH IN SECOND TEMPLE AND EARLY RABBINIC JUDAISM. K. William Whitney, Jr. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2006. xvi+216 pages. Cloth. $34.95
Henry Rowold reviews THE HONEYMOON IS OVER: Jonah’s Argument with God. By T. A. Perry. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2006. 250 pages. Paper. $19.95
Justin Rossow reviews METAPHOR IN CULTURE: Universality and Variation. By Zoltán Kövecses. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Paperback ed., 2007. 332 pages. Cloth. $75.00. Paper $29.99
Having defined paradox as “the wedding of two seemingly contradictory truths that form a deeper truth” (17), Dr. Kurowski states the thesis of his book thus: “The heart of Christianity is its paradoxical gospel” (124), “the gospel itself being the chief paradox” (54). Paradox characterizes the person of Christ: He is simultaneously one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. Paradox characterizes the saving work of Christ on the cross; there the perfectly sinless One is made sin for us. Paradox characterizes the way the Good News of this Person and what He did for us works on people; its weakness is God’s strength and its foolishness is God’s wisdom…
Francis Rossow reviews THE SEDUCTION OF EXTREMES: Swallowing Camels and Straining Gnats. By Peter Kurowski. Winepress Publishing, 2007. 178 pages. Paper. No price given
Fracis Rossow reviews PREACHING WITH ALL YOU’VE GOT: Embodying the Word. By David Day. Hendrickson Publishers, 2005. 186 pages. Paper. $16.95