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 ..

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

Who Has Ever Even Heard of the Missouri Synod?

Who Has Ever Even Heard of the Missouri Synod?


Who Has Ever Even Heard of the Missouri Synod?

Paul Raabe reflects on the label “Lutheran” and how, in some contexts, it does not communicate to most Americans. We need to be able to explain ourselves to outsiders in ways intelligible to them. Maybe a church sign should say: “A Gospel-Baptism-Lord’s Supper-Bible-Creedal-Liturgical Church – Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.” These descriptions are the markers of our church body

2022 Theological Symposium

2022 Theological Symposium


2022 Theological Symposium

The Exegetical Elephant in the Room? The upcoming 32nd Annual Theological Symposium, “Search the Scriptures: Finding Christ and Ourselves in the History of Exegesis,” will compare and contrast the ancient and modern exegetical methods and approaches to reading and interpreting the Scriptures. The symposium is set for Sept. 20-21, 2022, on the Concordia Seminary campus. ..