A Proposal for Confirmation Sunday

A Proposal for Confirmation Sunday


A Proposal for Confirmation Sunday

My youngest son will be confirmed this Pentecost Sunday and I had the privilege of being one of his instructors (in addition to the “head of the household” instruction that my wife and I antiphonally carry out).  I still have this great picture of him as a little toddler falling asleep with the catechism in ..

To Shepherd the Sheep

To Shepherd the Sheep


To Shepherd the Sheep

The physical, spiritual, and emotional rush of Holy Week is behind us now.  It remains for me the best week of the year, every year, and having the privilege of serving a congregational vacancy afforded me one more time the absolute delight of direct participation in the delivery of the story and the promises to ..

2022 Pre-Lenten Workshop Videos

2022 Pre-Lenten Workshop Videos


2022 Pre-Lenten Workshop Videos

On Friday, January 21, 2022, Dr. Jeff Gibbs, Professor Emeritus of Exegetical Theology led Concordia Seminary’s annual Pre-Lenten Workshop on his new sermon series, “You Meant if for Evil, But God Meant it for Good.” Regarding the workshop, Dr. Gibbs remarked that it was, “most importantly a genuine opportunity to hear and study and be ..

Review: THE WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. By Joseph Henrich

Review: THE WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. By Joseph Henrich


Review: THE WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. By Joseph Henrich

Editors Note: This book review was first published as the Featured Review in the Summer edition of Concordia Journal, 2021, Vol 47, No. 3, pp. 71-73. THE WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous. By Joseph Henrich. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2020. 704 pages. Hardcover. $35.00. Harvard professor Joseph Henrich’s book ..

Partnering together for the sake of the Gospel:  Concordia University St. Paul and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Partnering together for the sake of the Gospel: Concordia University St. Paul and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis


Partnering together for the sake of the Gospel: Concordia University St. Paul and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

“But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do” (Acts 9:6). With these words, Jesus calls Saul of Damascus to go into the city in preparation for the beginning of his ministry as Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Through the centuries, the risen Lord has continued to ..

Short-Film Winners

Short-Film Winners


Short-Film Winners

Editor’s note:  This year, sadly, with all of the ambiguities that we continue to experience in the course of this pandemic, we had to cancel our Faith and Film festival. It was especially unfortunate this year since we also had our first ever short-film contest. The theme of the contest was “hope.”  And so, because ..