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. ..

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 ..

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 ..