A Concordia Seminary, St. Louis choir, led by James Marriott, sings the beloved hymn based on Psalm 23
Another Reformation Day has come and gone. Each year the day gives us occasion to reflect on the significance of the upheavals of the Sixteenth Century—upheavals that changed the religious, social, and cultural landscape of the West, especially the western church. What was at stake? What was it all about? Was it worth it? .. ..
This series, “The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation ” is presented in five video vignettes. The first four videos feature discussion of the text of texts from the Psalms by Dr. Tim Saleska and Dr. Chuck Arand in a casual, fun setting. In the video for the last session, Saleska and Arand sit down with Rev. Gary Ellul to discuss implications further implications for life together as church. The Leader Guides and Student Handouts were written by Pastor Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one session, or up to five
In connection with the Winter 2011 CONCORDIA JOURNAL and the Seminary’s partnership with Lutheran World Relief, more writings by past and present Concordia Seminary colleagues on issues of suffering, pain, and catastrophe
King David, The King, Bono, and the cult of celebrity. Did the story arc of celebrity start with the biblical figure of David?
The “Chandos portrait” of Shakespeare Last night I taught our first class in a course entitled “The Bible as Literature” in Wash U’s University College . So don’t be surprised if there’s a few posts here over the next weeks with that title before the colon. One of my basic theses for the course is that perhaps the most foundational event in the history of English-speaking literature was the translation of the Bible into the Authorized Version, otherwise known as the “King James.” Shakespeare is a very close second. To illustrate my point, we played a famous little game with the King James version of Psalm 46