Preachers Studio: David Maxwell

Preachers Studio: David Maxwell


Preachers Studio: David Maxwell

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 ..

When Pastor Becomes Professor

When Pastor Becomes Professor


When Pastor Becomes Professor

Now I understand Lionel Richie. “Easy like Sunday morning.” While serving in the parish, Sunday mornings were busy, and they gave birth to more activity as conversations with members would prompt follow-up visits. Sunday mornings are far more relaxed now. Christmas, too, was a far more relaxed pace than what I have known in the ..

Raabe, Christ and American Culture

Raabe, Christ and American Culture


Raabe, Christ and American Culture

Browse the interactive version above, download here as a pdf, or purchase print copies at the online store. Going beyond H. Richard Neibuhr’s famous paradox model on “Christ and Culture,” Dr. Paul Raabe contends for a biblical, dynamic tension that exists between the culture and the faith. Using the image of a house, Raabe explores ..

Sanchez, The Church is the House of Abraham

Sanchez, The Church is the House of Abraham


Sanchez, The Church is the House of Abraham

Browse the interactive version above, download here as a pdf, or purchase print copies at the online store. From Dr. Sánchez: According to the United Nations, more than 65 million people (about 23 million of them refugees) are counted as forcibly displaced due to persecution, war, and violence. Only one percent are resettled each year, ..

“By Kindly Powers”: A Poem for the New Year by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“By Kindly Powers”: A Poem for the New Year by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“By Kindly Powers”: A Poem for the New Year by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Editor’s Note:  At the start of this New Year we are pleased to publish this fresh translation of Bonhoeffer’s poem “Von guten Mächten” by Pastor Timothy Boerger.  Included below is his translator’s note. Translator’s Note: Dietrich Bonhoeffer included this poem (“Von guten Mächten”) in his final letter to his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer in December, 1944. ..

Faith and Film and a Fan of Sci-Fi

Faith and Film and a Fan of Sci-Fi


Faith and Film and a Fan of Sci-Fi

I do not regard myself as a movie-buff, by any means.  I watch movies but most of the time I only have the energy for a brightly colored Marvel romp or some kind of comedy that makes all of my children fold over in laughter.  Thoughtful, philosophical works of art that explore perennial human themes ..

Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker

Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker


Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker

Concordia Seminary President Dr. Thomas J. Egger sits down with Dr. Jon Vieker, who became associate professor of Practical Theology in August 2021. He also serves as dean of chapel. Vieker previously served as senior assistant to Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Dr. Matthew C. Harrison (2010-21) and assistant director for the LCMS Commission on ..

Meet the Professor: Dr. Ely Prieto

Meet the Professor: Dr. Ely Prieto


Meet the Professor: Dr. Ely Prieto

  Concordia Seminary President Dr. Thomas J. Egger sits down with Dr. Ely Prieto, who became associate professor of Practical Theology in July 2021. He also serves as the Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, and associate dean for Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry. Prieto previously served as the executive director/urban mission developer at ..

Conversations in Preaching: Dr. Dean Nadasdy

Conversations in Preaching: Dr. Dean Nadasdy


Conversations in Preaching: Dr. Dean Nadasdy

Dr. David Schmitt, the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, chats with Lutheran theology scholar Dr. Dean Nadasdy about his recent publication of The Beautiful Sermon: Image and the Aesthetics of Preaching. The book is the first title in The Conversations in Preaching Series from Concordia Seminary Press, the publishing arm ..

Concordia Journal Fall 2021

Concordia Journal Fall 2021


Concordia Journal Fall 2021

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, ..

Meet the Professor: Dr. Kevin Golden

Meet the Professor: Dr. Kevin Golden


Meet the Professor: Dr. Kevin Golden

Concordia Seminary President Dr. Thomas J. Egger sits down with Dr. Kevin Golden, who became associate professor of Exegetical Theology in July 2021. Golden previously served as pastor of Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, Mo. (2009-21), and as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Holts Summit, Mo. (2002-09). “With nearly 20 years of pastoral parish ministry experience, ..

Letter To Self … 40 years later

Letter To Self … 40 years later


Letter To Self … 40 years later

Editor’s Note: For this year’s Profs ‘n Stein, the students suggested that professors write a letter to their 25-year-old selves to read to the group. Here is a recent one, written by Dr. Timothy Saleska, Professor of Exegetical Theology and Dean of Ministerial Formation Dearest Tim, I am dashing off this letter to you from ..