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A Year of Reformation Reading

The coming year presents a unique opportunity as anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation builds. Not only is it a ripe opportunity to proclaim Christ with Reformation-focused services throughout the year (for example, The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession on June 25 falls on a Sunday), but it is also an apt occasion(…)

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What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

The Barna Group recently conducted a survey on the topic of supernatural physical healing and discovered that the majority of Americans—Christians, people of other faiths, and even those who claim no faith—believe God can heal people supernaturally . . . miraculously. But what does God tell us (and warn us) about miracles? The following excerpt(…)

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From Prison Guard to Pastor, an excerpt from The Executioner’s Redemption

From Prison Guard to Pastor, an excerpt from <i>The Executioner’s Redemption </i>

When Tim Carter became a member of the execution squad at a prison in the state of Texas, he signed away his life, his heart, and his very self to a career of brutal violence and routine executions. But in the midst of the darkness of prison life, the light of God’s Word shone in front(…)

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Why Should I Trust the Bible?

<i>Why Should I Trust the Bible?</i>

You or people you know have likely had tough questions about the Bible at some point or another. Maybe you’ve even heard things like, “The Bible is racist.” Or, “The Bible has too many errors and edits.” Or, “The Bible is merely a mythological story like Homer’s Odyssey.” Author Trevor Sutton’s newest book Why Should(…)

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Q&A with Timothy Schmeling, editor of Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church

Q&A with Timothy Schmeling, editor of <i>Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church</i>

The wisdom and biblical teachings of the early Lutheran Church have been locked away in German and Latin for centuries. But coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church provides a key to this treasure chest by introducing the chief confessional Lutheran theologians from the era(…)

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CPH Attends the Society for New Testament Studies Conference

CPH Attends the Society for New Testament Studies Conference

Concordia Publishing House was honored to be invited to display our books at the recent meeting of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Commonly called the Society for New Testament Studies, this is the premier meeting “by invitation only” for the most accomplished New Testament scholars in the world. This year, 274 scholars attended the meeting(…)

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In the Midst of Election Craziness, We Are Still Called to Vote

In the Midst of Election Craziness, We Are Still Called to Vote

In a tumultuous election year—such as the one we are experiencing now—Christians may be tempted to stay away from the ballot box. In the everyday political discussions Christians may have with family, friends, co-workers, and strangers, it is often tempting to throw our hands up in the air in desperation and threaten to withhold our(…)

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An Excerpt from Blessed: God’s Gift of Love

An Excerpt from <i>Blessed: God’s Gift of Love</i>

Throughout the course of any given day, we often ask for God’s blessing—for ourselves or for others—almost as a matter of routine. We ask for God’s blessing during times of great sadness and at times of great joy. We ask for God’s blessing when we awake and when we go to bed at night. We(…)

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What People Are Saying about Has American Christianity Failed?

What People Are Saying about <i>Has American Christianity Failed?</>

In this sparkling handbook of Lutheran theology, the author draws on his own experience of popular American Christianity. Yet his focus is not on his own story but on the common impact of God’s Word as Law and Gospel on its hearers. Against the backdrop of American Christianity’s spiritually shallow and superficially biblical claims, he(…)

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Luther on Baptism and the New Life in Christ

Luther on Baptism and the New Life in Christ

Volume 57 of Luther’s Works presents sermons by Martin Luther from the 1530s. During this period, much of the reformer’s preaching was topical, addressing key points of doctrine in response to internal and external challenges to the evangelical presentation of the Gospel. In January and February 1534, Luther preached a series of sermons on Baptism,(…)

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