A Devotion for St. Andrew’s Day, November 30

A Devotion for St. Andrew’s Day, November 30

Psalmody: Psalm 123:1–4 Additional Psalm: Psalm 7 Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 6:1–7:9 New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 2:13–25 Prayer of the Day     Almighty God, by Your grace the apostle Andrew obeyed the call of Your Son to be a disciple. Grant us also to follow the same Lord Jesus Christ in heart and life,(…)

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An Interview with Dr. William Weinrich, author of Concordia Commentary: John 1:1–7:1

An Interview with Dr. William Weinrich, author of Concordia Commentary: John 1:1–7:1

Dr. William Weinrich, professor of Early Church History and Patristic Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, is the author of the newly released Concordia Commentary on John 1:1–7:1. Shortly before his commentary was published, we interviewed Dr. Weinrich to find out a little more about himself, his ministry, and his work in writing the commentary. Recently, however, we(…)

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Luther on Peter’s Confession of Christ

Luther on Peter’s Confession of Christ

Volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (released this past summer) completes the translation of Luther’s “commentary” on the Gospel of Matthew as delivered in sermons (vol. 68) and in his Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (vol. 67). Taken together, these writings are the reformer’s most substantial continuous engagement with St. Matthew’s Gospel or(…)

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In Memory of Louis Brighton

In Memory of Louis Brighton

Dr. Louis Brighton entered eternal glory with Christ on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the age of 88. He was a pastor in London, England, and Decatur, Illinois, before serving as a professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, from 1974–1998. His commentary on Revelation was published in 1999 in the Concordia Commentary series. This excerpt(…)

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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: John 1:1–7:1 by William Weinrich. In the meantime, we’ve provided an excerpt below to give you a preview of Dr. Weinrich’s discussion on John 3:3. “Unless One Is Begotten from Above, He Is Not Able to See the Kingdom of(…)

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Happy Birthday, Martin Chemnitz!

Happy Birthday, Martin Chemnitz!

In honor of the commemoration of Martin Chemnitz’s birth today, we’ve posted below another excerpt from the recently released Chemnitz’s Works: Church Order describing daily worship in cloister schools (pre-seminaries).

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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(…)

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The “Lonely Path” of Christians

The “Lonely Path” of Christians

On Sunday, November 1, many churches observed All Saints’ Day, a feast that remembers the “great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1) with which we are surrounded. In the excerpt below, Hermann Sasse explains the connection of confessing Christians. All the saints, from the beginning of the world who have died believing in the Redeemer, whether(…)

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