By Jeffrey Kloha Some texts don’t need sermons. What more needs to be said about love than the praise that the apostle lavishes on it in 1 Corinthians 13? Perhaps nothing more needs to be said, but showing love within the body of Christ as it lives in the present day is far easier said ..
“Translation Opens the Window”: A Service Praising God on the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:00 p.m. on the campus of Concordia Seminary
In this exclusive video from the 2011 Theological Symposium, Jeff Kloha and Travis Scholl announce what’s new on ConcordiaTheology.org: the Pulpit, Lectionary at Lunch+, and an Advent sermon series
by Jeffrey A. Kloha Textual Notes Two phrases are problematic in this text. First, Jesus seems to diminish John in verse 11. So who is the “greatest?” Greatness in the kingdom is the opposite of what is considered greatness outside of it. The greatest are those who serve (Mt 20:26; 23:11) but above all—directly answering ..
The Boston Globe is reporting on the near-completion of a critical edition of the Koran. To those of us who have a different holy book this should seem to be of little interest. We have our own critical editions of what are now called the Old Testament and the New Testament in, respectively, Hebrew/Aramaic and ..
By Jeffrey Kloha Textual Background Ezekiel’s ministry took place among the captives taken to Babylon in the early sixth century BC prior to the destruction of Jerusalem. They were already experiencing God’s judgment. The cry of 33:10 expresses the crush of this judgment: “Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we rot ..
By Jeffrey Kloha This text is perhaps too familiar to the typical hearer. Phrases like “born again,” “the Son of Man will be lifted up,” “God so loved the world . . .” may well wash right over the congregation and not sink in to challenge them in the way that Jesus challenges Nicodemus. A ..