By Jeffrey A. Gibbs, This well-known reading from Colossians presents two (at least!) opportunities for mis-interpretation in our present context. The first might be called an overspiritualizing of the reading. The second would be a moralizing of the text. I will offer brief comments on the text itself, and then speak to each of these ..
18th Sunday after PentecostSpark your thoughts for October 1, 2023! Tune in to "Lectionary Kick-start" for a discussion about the texts for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost
“When a Preacher Can’t Speak” with guest Dr. Joel ElowskyIn the second episode of "Tangible: Theology Learned and Lived" we talk with guest Dr. Joel Elowsky about the sudden onset of a vocal cord disfunction that left him unable to speak for 4 years. "It was truly one of those dark tunnels. I didn't really see any light except for that little pinprick." Tune in to hear more
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Book Blurbs: David Peter, Organizing for Ministry and MissionConcordia Seminary’s Dean of Theological Research and Publication Dr. Kevin Golden sits down with Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Faculty Dr. David Peter about his recent book, Organizing for Ministry and Mission (Concordia Publishing House, 2022), in this Concordia Journal Book Blurbs segment. Peter said he wrote the book after hearing from pastors ..