By Erik Herrmann The celebration of saints has a checkered history in the church: raucous festivals around martyrs’ graves, prayers to saints to escape various kinds of sufferings, fantastical stories of their lives, and even trust in their merits. The reformers in the sixteenth century were concerned about these abuses and how such focus on the saints could supplant preaching ..
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FIVE THINGS NEW TESTAMENT TRANSLATIONS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW“Why do we teach Greek and Hebrew at the seminary? Don’t we already have good translations of the Bible?” ... We don’t teach Greek and Hebrew so that the students can produce their own translations of the Bible, but so that they can understand the decisions that the translators have made on their behalf
CALL FOR PAPERS: MULTIETHNIC SYMPOSIUM MAY 3-4, 2022The Multiethnic Symposium committee invites proposals for open sectionals during the annual Multiethnic Symposium, May 3-4, 2022, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The theme of the 2022 symposium is “Rise and Enter the City”: The Hopeful Church in the Multiethnic City. “But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are ..