This semi-regular video series features preachers discussing the art of preaching with students, faculty, and pastors within the context of a specific sermon they have just preached in chapel at Concordia Seminary
In connection with his article in the Spring 2011 Concordia Journal, Dr. David Schmitt presents a sermon preached in the Concordia Seminary chapel to illustrate the principles discussed in his article
Having defined paradox as “the wedding of two seemingly contradictory truths that form a deeper truth” (17), Dr. Kurowski states the thesis of his book thus: “The heart of Christianity is its paradoxical gospel” (124), “the gospel itself being the chief paradox” (54). Paradox characterizes the person of Christ: He is simultaneously one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. Paradox characterizes the saving work of Christ on the cross; there the perfectly sinless One is made sin for us. Paradox characterizes the way the Good News of this Person and what He did for us works on people; its weakness is God’s strength and its foolishness is God’s wisdom…
Francis Rossow reviews THE SEDUCTION OF EXTREMES: Swallowing Camels and Straining Gnats. By Peter Kurowski. Winepress Publishing, 2007. 178 pages. Paper. No price given
By David Schmitt Literary and Liturgical Setting Our reading is the second of three passion predictions in Mark. In the literary context of Mark, these three passion predictions are held together. First, they span the period between the Galilean ministry of Jesus (1:14-8:30) and his Passion (11:1-15:47), between the revelation of who Jesus is and ..