Dr. David Peter writes a review and analysis of Brian King’s sermon based on Luke 12:13-21
“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
Repentance starts with being honest before God and ourselves about who we are. ‘Honest Repentance’ is the theme of our 2023 Lenten sermon series. This series consists of six doctrinal sermons exploring the nature of repentance, designed to be preached during Wednesday night Lenten services
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 ..
“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 ..
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 ..
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
This video conversation takes a fresh look at Luther’s counseling experience and what it shows us about the necessity of soul care
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
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
The sudden death of Prof. Antti Raunio has saddened the international scholarly community, which valued his important contributions to the study of Martin Luther as well as his generous collegiality and friendship
It is now 500 years since Luther’s translation of the New Testament first appeared. It is no exaggeration or hyperbole to praise Luther’s German Bible as not only one of the most important works in the German language but also as one of the great literary achievements of Western history. It is well known that ..
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
As well-meaning and pious as they may seem, certain claims about God and His Word fail to meet the standard of truth. Dr. Jeffery Gibbs discusses one such assertion concerning the name of God