Robert Kolb remembers the life of renowned Swedish church historian Bengt Hägglund
by Paul R. Raabe During the Easter season the epistle lessons come from 1 John. The epistle lesson appointed for the third Sunday of Easter is 1 John 3:1–7. Here is the helpful translation and lineation given by Bruce Schuchard in his commentary on the Johannine Epistles: See what kind of love the Father has given us, that ..
By Henry Rowold Drawn into God’s Fellowship Not by accident does this pericope begin where John’s gospel does: “that which was from the beginning” is both pegged to and flows from the gospel’s prologue. What we have in this brief letter, therefore, is given not merely for just a few, but for those whom God has loved “from the ..
By David Peter The Occasion for Paul’s Words The first verse of the text begins with these words: “Now I would remind you, brothers.” This formula indicates that Paul is responding to an issue which had been a part of his original instruction to them. In this case, the issue is the resurrection of the body. Apparently the subject ..
By Todd Jones With its meaty theological content and rich poetic imagery, it is no surprise that the lectionary lifts this portion of Philippians from its context. Exegetical Notes Verse 6: Our English too often comes off sounding like Jesus was something less than God, as if he merely appeared to be God. However, a distinction between μορφή and ..
Funeral service to be held March 17 at Concordia Seminary chapel. The service will be live streamed at www.csl.edu/live
Tom Boomershine and Matt Peeples, among others, will discuss the impact of technology on exegesis and preaching
Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, September 1979. by Andrew H. Bartelt Sermon Notes 1. The author of the Letter to the Hebrews continues his discussion of the “high priesthood” of Christ (and his commentary on Psalm 110) in 4:14. The importance of the office of high priest was obvious to a ..