“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 ..

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, ..

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 ..

Conversations in Preaching: A New Book Series

Conversations in Preaching: A New Book Series


Conversations in Preaching: A New Book Series

We are delighted to announce that Concordia Seminary Press has launched a new series on homiletics entitled “Conversations in Preaching.”  Dr. David Schmitt, the series editor and the seminary’s Gregg H. Benidt Endowed Memorial Professor in Homiletics and Literature, writes in the introduction: “The Conversations in Preaching series is an opportunity for preachers to reflect ..

When Talking with Non-Lutherans

When Talking with Non-Lutherans


When Talking with Non-Lutherans

(Editors Note:  Paul R. Raabe is Professor Emeritus at Concordia Seminary and Professor in Biblical Studies at Grand Canyon University) Someone asked me how to talk with non-Lutherans. That is a good question. Here are some thoughts for the readers of ConcordiaTheology.org to consider. On a daily basis I chat with Christians who are non-Lutheran. ..

Concordia Journal Summer 2021

Concordia Journal Summer 2021


Concordia Journal Summer 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 ..