By Andrew Bartelt Literary Context 1. The pericope continues Mark 7. The near goal of the narrative is Mark 8, skipped in this Markan section of the lectionary, but thematically where the story is headed. So who is this Jesus? Is he the Christ/Messiah? Thus these stories are secondarily about faith and primarily about Jesus. So ..
17th Sunday after PentecostSpark your thoughts for September 24, 2023! Tune in to "Lectionary Kick-start" for a discussion about the texts for the 17th 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 ..