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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 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, ..
Dr. David Maxwell, the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, reflects on the Ten Commandments and the way they are expressed in Lutheran music, including a piece from J.S. Bach, from the organ in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Previously, Dr. Maxwell ..
Editor’s note: this review originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of the Concordia Journal. We reprint it here in anticipation of this year’s Theological Symposium, “Whatever is Lovely”: The Role of Beauty in Theology and Ministry, September 21-22, 2021. For more information and to register, go to https://www.csl.edu/resources/continuing-education/theological-symposium/. REDEEMING TRANSCENDENCE IN THE ARTS: Bearing ..