Excerpt from Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16

Excerpt from <i>Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16</i>

CPH is pleased to introduce the latest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: Romans 9–16 by Michael Middendorf. This volume is a welcome conclusion to his, and our, continued journey through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.  In his analysis of this much-neglected second half of Paul’s Epistle, Middendorf continues to expound on Paul’s theme: “The(…)

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An Excerpt from Letters from a Pastor’s Heart

An Excerpt from <em>Letters from a Pastor’s Heart</em>

Back to Basics: Law and Gospel At the heart of virtually every problem in the church, at the bottom of every strained relationship, at the center of every reason an inactive member stays home on Sunday or leaves the LCMS is the issue of the proper distinguishing between the Law and the Gospel. Without this(…)

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Publish with Us!

Publish with Us!

Do you have a manuscript of a professional or academic nature that you’d like to get published? Consider submitting it to our peer review process! The peer review process is suited for smaller projects (e.g., a single book) by an individual author or a small team. It is similar to the peer reviewed process or “refereed” process used(…)

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Q&A with Dr. Michael Middendorf, author of Concordia Commentary: Romans

Q&A with Dr. Michael Middendorf, author of <i>Concordia Commentary: Romans</i>

CPH is proud to announce the release of Concordia Commentary: Romans 9–16 by Dr. Michael Middendorf! As does Middendorf’s commentary on Romans 1–8, this commentary provides a clear exposition of the Law and Gospel theology in Paul’s most comprehensive epistle, delivering beneficial insight for preachers and biblical teachers who desire to be faithful to the(…)

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The Incarnation Is for Us

The Incarnation Is for Us

Psalmody: Psalm 119:169–176 Additional Psalm: Psalm 89:46–52 Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 3:5–24 New Testament Reading: John 11:38–57 Meditation The incarnation is for us. It is not an issue external to our lives. The incarnation calls into question the meaning of our lives, indeed, what it means for us to be fully human and how we(…)

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Luther on Prayer for the Dead and Communication with Spirits

Luther on Prayer for the Dead and Communication with Spirits

The following excerpt from Luther’s 1522 sermon for the First Sunday after Trinity provides the reformer’s commentary on prayer for the dead and communication with spirits. For the complete sermon, see Volume 78 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works.

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Luther on the New Birth from Water and the Spirit in Baptism

Luther on the New Birth from Water and the Spirit in Baptism

The following excerpt from Luther’s 1526 Trinity Sunday sermon provides the reformer’s commentary on the new birth Christians receive through water and the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. For the complete sermon, see Volume 78 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works.

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Why the Church Struggles with Confirmation

Why the Church Struggles with Confirmation

When children are in their early elementary school years, their minds are actually at the peak time for easy rote memorization. And yet, many Protestant churches begin formal confirmation instruction years after this formative period. What are the effects of this lapse in time? Too often, young teens fall away from their church after confirmation—a(…)

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Jesus ≠ Meh, an excerpt from “Being Lutheran”

Jesus ≠ Meh, an excerpt from “Being Lutheran”

Throw out all those notions you might have about what it means to be Lutheran. When it comes down to it, being Lutheran is really very simple. It’s about following Jesus. We go where Jesus goes, we listen when Jesus speaks, we trust when Jesus promises. And we live because Jesus lives. In the following(…)

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A Devotion for Ascension Day

A Devotion for Ascension Day

Ascension Day is the coronation celebration of the Lord as He is proclaimed to be King of the universe. Jesus’ ascension to the Father is His entrance to the greater existence beyond the confines of time and space, being no longer bound by the limitations of His state of humiliation. Jesus now sits at the(…)

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