Editor’s note: this review originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of the Concordia Journal. We reprint it here in anticipation of this year’s Theological Symposium, “Whatever is Lovely”: The Role of Beauty in Theology and Ministry, September 21-22, 2021. For more information and to register, go to https://www.csl.edu/resources/continuing-education/theological-symposium/. REDEEMING TRANSCENDENCE IN THE ARTS: Bearing ..
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis earned three awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) at its May 1 awards dinner in Toronto, Canada. The ACP presented the awards in recognition of the exceptional content produced for Concordia Journal and Concordia Seminary magazine in 2014. Concordia Journal, the Seminary’s quarterly theological journal, received the prestigious Award of Excellence in the category of Best in Class ..
Editor’s Note: The Fall issue of the Concordia Journal is now being distributed to our subscribers. This issue is dedicated to various perspectives on ecumenism and church relations, including an essay by the important Luther scholar and Roman Catholic ecumenist, Fr. Jared Wicks, S.J. Our own Charles Arand provides a helpful introduction, highlighting the timeliness of ..
By James W. Voelz Editor’s note: An abbreviated form of this Homiletical Help appeared in the Spring 2013 Concordia Journal. The full commentary written by Dr. Voelz is provided here. Introduction The book of Colossians has had its authenticity questioned from the nineteenth century onward, though not before. Much of the problem lies in its similarity to ..
Golden Toad—Wikimedia Sometime ago (actually quite awhile ago), I wrote a post on the meaning of extinction and how the irrevocable loss of those creatures that no longer exist diminishes the richness of life in creation. But their loss also impoverishes us as human creatures. Aldo Leopold recognized the tragedy of this loss to us as he looked back and lamented the passing of the passenger pigeon in the early twentieth century