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 ..

Short-Film Winners

Short-Film Winners


Short-Film Winners

Editor’s note:  This year, sadly, with all of the ambiguities that we continue to experience in the course of this pandemic, we had to cancel our Faith and Film festival. It was especially unfortunate this year since we also had our first ever short-film contest. The theme of the contest was “hope.”  And so, because ..

NEW LENTEN SERMON SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

NEW LENTEN SERMON SERIES NOW AVAILABLE


NEW LENTEN SERMON SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

The familiar words of the Patriarch Joseph, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20 ESV) capture something of the uniqueness of Luke’s account of Jesus’s suffering, death, and resurrection. Enemies, faithless disciples, hapless crowds, pragmatic powerbrokers, and Satan himself are all arrayed against the perfectly innocent ..

Preachers Studio: David Maxwell

Preachers Studio: David Maxwell


Preachers Studio: David Maxwell

The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in The Preachers Studio series. Each sermon was preached during chapel services ..

When Pastor Becomes Professor

When Pastor Becomes Professor


When Pastor Becomes Professor

Now I understand Lionel Richie. “Easy like Sunday morning.” While serving in the parish, Sunday mornings were busy, and they gave birth to more activity as conversations with members would prompt follow-up visits. Sunday mornings are far more relaxed now. Christmas, too, was a far more relaxed pace than what I have known in the ..

Raabe, Christ and American Culture

Raabe, Christ and American Culture


Raabe, Christ and American Culture

Browse the interactive version above, download here as a pdf, or purchase print copies at the online store. Going beyond H. Richard Neibuhr’s famous paradox model on “Christ and Culture,” Dr. Paul Raabe contends for a biblical, dynamic tension that exists between the culture and the faith. Using the image of a house, Raabe explores ..

Sanchez, The Church is the House of Abraham

Sanchez, The Church is the House of Abraham


Sanchez, The Church is the House of Abraham

Browse the interactive version above, download here as a pdf, or purchase print copies at the online store. From Dr. Sánchez: According to the United Nations, more than 65 million people (about 23 million of them refugees) are counted as forcibly displaced due to persecution, war, and violence. Only one percent are resettled each year, ..

“By Kindly Powers”: A Poem for the New Year by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“By Kindly Powers”: A Poem for the New Year by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“By Kindly Powers”: A Poem for the New Year by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Editor’s Note:  At the start of this New Year we are pleased to publish this fresh translation of Bonhoeffer’s poem “Von guten Mächten” by Pastor Timothy Boerger.  Included below is his translator’s note. Translator’s Note: Dietrich Bonhoeffer included this poem (“Von guten Mächten”) in his final letter to his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer in December, 1944. ..

Faith and Film and a Fan of Sci-Fi

Faith and Film and a Fan of Sci-Fi


Faith and Film and a Fan of Sci-Fi

I do not regard myself as a movie-buff, by any means.  I watch movies but most of the time I only have the energy for a brightly colored Marvel romp or some kind of comedy that makes all of my children fold over in laughter.  Thoughtful, philosophical works of art that explore perennial human themes ..

Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker

Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker


Meet the Professor: Dr. Jon Vieker

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 ..