Proof of Alien Life? Here’s How to Respond

Proof of Alien Life? Here’s How to Respond

  The headlines have been tantalizing: “ ‘Definite Evidence’ of Alien Life within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says” and “NASA: Proof of Alien Life in 20 Years.” When a reputable organization makes these claims, people take notice. What would it mean to our understanding of God, creation, and humanity if life, even in simple forms,(…)

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Devotions for Pentecost

Devotions for Pentecost

Yesterday the Church celebrated Pentecost, the fiftieth day after Easter Sunday when the Holy Spirit was outpoured on the disciples and many people came to faith in Christ. Posted below are the devotions for the day of Pentecost and the day after Pentecost from The Lord Will Answer, a devotional book arranged by the seasons(…)

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Does God Need Our Good Works?

Does God Need Our Good Works?

In The Fire and the Staff, author Klemet Preus explores the impact of the American Evangelical and Church Growth Movements on the modern Lutheran Church, reminding readers that practice and doctrine are inextricably linked for those who are the body of Christ. In the following excerpt, Preus discusses the doctrine of good works, helping the(…)

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Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 2

Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 2

Wishing you many blessings on the occasion of our Lord’s Ascension, we offer below the concluding portion of C. F. W. Walther’s sermon on Ascension, as found in volume 1 of his Gospel Sermons. (The first part can be found in Monday’s blog post.)

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Introducing Ephesians, the newest Concordia Commentary

Introducing Ephesians, the newest Concordia Commentary

Concordia Publishing House is pleased to announce the release of Ephesians, the twenty-eighth volume in the landmark Concordia Commentary series. Written by Dr. Thomas Winger, this volume is a veritable compendium of St. Paul’s theology. Dr. Winger’s commentary unfolds the mysteries of the Gospel through meticulous analysis of the Greek text and reverent exposition of(…)

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Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 1

Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 1

This coming Thursday (May 14), the Church will commemorate the Ascension of Our Lord, the day when Jesus returned to His Father in heaven, marking the end of His bodily ministry on earth. In honor of this occasion, we offer below the first part of C. F. W. Walther’s sermon on Ascension, as found in(…)

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Read 1 Samuel 17:34–37 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 Home on the Range The lyrics to “Home on the Range” yearn for a simpler, easier life. I wonder whether King David ever felt this way about his first job as a shepherd. It was hard and even dangerous; he(…)

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What People Are Saying about Ephesians

What People Are Saying about Ephesians

Read what others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Ephesians, by Dr. Thomas Winger: For too long we have had to wait for this commentary. The letter to the Ephesians had been neglected, not fitting into certain theologians’ way of thinking, and was believed not to represent authentic Pauline theology. This has now come(…)

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Q & A with Dr. Thomas Winger, Author of Ephesians Concordia Commentary

Q & A with Dr. Thomas Winger, Author of Ephesians Concordia Commentary

  Dr. Thomas Winger, author of the newest Concordia Commentary, Ephesians, is Professor of Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. We asked Dr. Winger to tell us a little more about himself, his ministry, and his work in writing the commentary. 

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Commemoration of Frederick the Wise

Commemoration of Frederick the Wise

Today, May 5, the church commemorates Frederick the Wise. Were it not for Frederick, there might not have been a Lutheran Reformation! Frederick protected Luther, provided sanctuary for him, and likely saved his life. Why did this ruler risk his own life to protect Luther? You can learn about him in Sam Wellman’s new biography Frederick(…)

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