Reflections on the Perfect Game that Wasn’t
The Boston Globe is reporting on the near-completion of a critical edition of the Koran. To those of us who have a different holy book this should seem to be of little interest. We have our own critical editions of what are now called the Old Testament and the New Testament in, respectively, Hebrew/Aramaic and ..
Andy Bartelt, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Concordia Seminary, sent me a long e-mail commenting on my post on seminary pedagogy. Rather than inserting it there as a very long comment, I’m posting it as a separate entry so that you can comment on Andy’s thoughts. Well said, Jeff, even about Paul Raabe. Andy ..
The 22nd Walther Round Table will take place on the campus of Concordia Seminary on May 12, 2010. The theme this year is “The Walther Jubilee That Was and That Will Be.” 2011 will mark the 200 anniversary of Walther’s birth. The conference will discuss how the centennial was observed, and make plans for the ..
By Jeffrey Kloha Textual Background Ezekiel’s ministry took place among the captives taken to Babylon in the early sixth century BC prior to the destruction of Jerusalem. They were already experiencing God’s judgment. The cry of 33:10 expresses the crush of this judgment: “Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we rot ..
At what point has it gone too far? I have my macbook, iPhone, bluetooth mice and keyboards, Quad Core PC running Windows 7, a GPS for my bike that syncs wirelessly with a power meter (and another for my wife’s bike), with some friends I text more than I talk on the phone, and unlike ..
The headline from ABC News is certainly attention grabbing — “No More Jesus Rifles.” Weapons supplied to US forces in the Middle East with “Bible Codes,” which are used in combat against Muslims is being widely condemned, predictably, as evoking the Crusades, inflaming Islamic perceptions of Western religious imperialism, and ignoring the constitutional separation of ..
By Jeffrey Kloha This text is perhaps too familiar to the typical hearer. Phrases like “born again,” “the Son of Man will be lifted up,” “God so loved the world . . .” may well wash right over the congregation and not sink in to challenge them in the way that Jesus challenges Nicodemus. A ..