Review: COMMON CALLINGS AND ORDINARY VIRTUES

Review: COMMON CALLINGS AND ORDINARY VIRTUES


Review: COMMON CALLINGS AND ORDINARY VIRTUES

“Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues deserves a wide reading if for no other reason than to help those of us who live in an age of hyperbole and what is purported to be extraordinary and unprecedented events to be simple people who follow Christ in the everyday and who excel at being boring in the best possible way.” Dr Joel Biermann from his review of COMMON CALLINGS AND ORDINARY VIRTUES: Christian Ethics for Everyday Life by Brent Waters

Filling Time: Reflections for a New Year

Filling Time: Reflections for a New Year


Filling Time: Reflections for a New Year

As one walks down the street known as King’s Parade in Cambridge, just outside Corpus Christi college you will see a rather remarkable clock.  There many strange features to this clock but the most striking and disturbing is the creature that stretches itself across the top.  This is the chronophage – the “time-eater”.  As the ..

Christmas Peace

Christmas Peace


Christmas Peace

“Peace on earth good will toward men …” It is likely you will hear children sing these lines this Christmas. Perhaps your church has a children’s choir or a Christmas program where a group of cherub-like angels will sing the song to a few little boys and girls dressed up like shepherds. It is a ..

Book Blurbs: David Peter, Opening the Scriptures

Book Blurbs: David Peter, Opening the Scriptures


Book Blurbs: David Peter, Opening the Scriptures

Concordia Seminary’s Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature Dr. David Schmitt interviews Professor of Practical Theology Dr. David Peter about his new book, Opening the Scriptures: Expository Preaching in the Lutheran Tradition from Concordia Seminary Press in this Concordia Journal Book Blurbs segment. The book is the second title in The Conversations in Preaching Series. The book ..

Concordia Journal Fall 2022

Concordia Journal Fall 2022


Concordia Journal Fall 2022

Browse the interactive version above or download this issue as a pdf. The full catalog of back issues of the Concordia Journal (1975-present), along with the indexed volumes of its predecessor Concordia Theological Monthly (1949-1974), are available online at AtlaSerials® (Atlas®). Atlas is an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, scholars, theologians, clergy, ..

Preachers Studio: Bill Wilson

Preachers Studio: Bill Wilson


Preachers Studio: Bill Wilson

The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in The Preachers Studio series. Each sermon was preached during chapel services ..

Preachers Studio: David Schmitt

Preachers Studio: David Schmitt


Preachers Studio: David Schmitt

The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in The Preachers Studio series. Each sermon was preached during chapel services ..

Christology Illustrated

Christology Illustrated


Christology Illustrated

Dr. David Maxwell lays out a clear and concise description of Lutheran Christology. He maintains that its fundamental point is to emphasize the unity of Christ. In this article, he explores the 3 different kinds of statements that the Scriptures make about Christ: the genera of communication of attributes

The Hope to Which We Cling

The Hope to Which We Cling


The Hope to Which We Cling

Christians cling to a peculiar hope. Dr. Timothy Saleska writes “As the story of Israel makes clear and as God demonstrated by raising Jesus from the dead, the difference for God’s people is that the darkness has an end.” In the Old Testament God sent preachers to share the promises that bring hope…and he still does today. Concordia Seminary is privileged to form students for this role — preachers of a peculiar hope

Drawing Closer to an Unchanging Christ

Drawing Closer to an Unchanging Christ


Drawing Closer to an Unchanging Christ

Do the words of Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and always” refer to the constancy of the second person of the Trinity or to His constancy in our lives? In this article from the December 2020 issue of Concordia Seminary Magazine, Dr. Jeffrey Oschwald compares two interpretations and comes to a surprising conclusion

Meet the Professor: Dr. Ronald Mudge

Meet the Professor: Dr. Ronald Mudge


Meet the Professor: Dr. Ronald Mudge

Concordia Seminary Dean of Theological Research and Publication Dr. Erik Herrmann sits down with Dr. Ronald Mudge, who became provost and chief academic officer in May 2022. Mudge previously served as the Rouse Professor of Pre-Seminary Studies at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, and is a former missionary to Africa. As part of his duties, Mudge says ..