Symposium to Celebrate Concordia Commentary: Ephesians

Symposium to Celebrate Concordia Commentary: Ephesians

  A symposium to celebrate the publication of the Concordia Commentary on Ephesians, by Dr. Thomas M. Winger, will be held on September 14 on the campus of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Winger is pictured above at the site of ancient Ephesus. For more details, see the flyer below:

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How to Handle the Word of God

How to Handle the Word of God

In the newly revised edition of Handling the Word of Truth, John Pless explains C. F. W. Walther’s simple, yet complex, art of how to distinguish between Law and Gospel in faithful preaching and in Christian conversations. The following excerpt is from chapter 4, in which Pless expounds on Thesis VI of Walther’s Law and Gospel, instructing(…)

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Available Now! The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers

Available Now! The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers

You’ve Got Questions? Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach has answers! Rev. Eschelbach draws from thirty years of experience teaching the New Testament at the university level and in the parish. Using an easy to follow question and answer format, this book answers more than 2100 intriguing questions about the New Testament. The answers, which highlight and(…)

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Are Good Works to Be Done Openly or in Secret?

Are Good Works to Be Done Openly or in Secret?

Should we share our good works or do them in secret? Does Jesus contradict Himself? The following excerpt from the Lutheran Bible Companion sheds light on this seeming contradiction. Matthew 5:16 reads: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in(…)

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More Luther Coming Soon!

More Luther Coming Soon!

In December 1533, a new cycle of preaching on Matthew began in the Wittenberg Castle Church. Luther himself inaugurated the series with three sermons on Matthew 1. Then the preaching on Matthew was assigned to the Wittenberg doctoral student Hieronymus Weller (1499–1572). Behind Weller’s sermons, however, stood Luther, who prepared notes to help his student(…)

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Lutheran Translations in Progress

Lutheran Translations in Progress

It’s an exciting time to be a Lutheran! For centuries, good Lutheran theology and other books were written in German or Latin; English hasn’t been used by Lutherans for very long. But more and more of these good Lutheran books from the past and present are being translated into English, and your Professional and Academic(…)

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What a Pastor’s Life Says

What a Pastor’s Life Says

As a founding father of Lutheran churches in America, Wilhelm Loehe is a link between today’s pastors and the wisdom that the church has gained from centuries of studying God’s Word and applying the means of grace to people. Throughout his book The Pastor (Der evangelische Geistliche), Loehe explains the “how” and “why” of a(…)

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Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Written by Reed Lessing and Andrew Steinmann, Prepare the Way of the Lord examines and explores each book of the Old Testament, preparing students of the Bible to read Israel’s texts with understanding and insight. The following excerpt discusses theological issues in the Book of Job.

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Start a Local Theological Book Club and Read More for Less Money

Start a Local Theological Book Club and Read More for Less Money

By Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mayes You love books: good books about the true God and the riches of His wisdom, truth, and mercy incarnate. But you’re on a limited budget, and at the end of the month there is not much cash left over to add books to your library. The local library just does(…)

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A Devotion for the Eighth Week after Trinity

A Devotion for the Eighth Week after Trinity

The following devotion comes from God Grant It, a book of daily devotions from C. F. W. Walther intended to encourage laity, as well as pastors, and affirm them in their daily lives as redeemed children of God. The Eighth Week after Trinity Monday Read Matthew 7:16–23 With the words of today’s reading, Christ appears(…)

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