On Friday, January 21, 2022, Dr. Jeff Gibbs, Professor Emeritus of Exegetical Theology led Concordia Seminary’s annual Pre-Lenten Workshop on his new sermon series, “You Meant if for Evil, But God Meant it for Good.” Regarding the workshop, Dr. Gibbs remarked that it was, “most importantly a genuine opportunity to hear and study and be ..
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 ..
Every year now, for nearly 20 years, I have chanted one of the Synoptic passion narratives in our chapel service for the Monday of Holy Week. I have also received requests from pastors every year for a copy of my notation of the text, remembering it chanted when they were here as students. I’m always ..