Barbara Shippy

About Barbara Shippy

Barbara Shippy is an associate editor at Concordia Publishing House. Her projects include professional and academic books, Bible studies, Christian fiction, and adult spirituality books.

Posts by Barbara Shippy:

First Look: The Necessary Distinction

What happens when the distinction between the Law and Gospel in the Bible is blurred? Arrogant sinners gain a false sense of security toward God based on their own works and self-righteousness. Broken sinners see God’s lofty standards and despair that they will ever be free of their guilt and sin. Congregations begin adopting the(…)

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First Look: Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology

Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology is a new, two-volume dogmatics that is the culmination of a decades-long project that began in the 1980s. It has been almost a century since the Missouri Synod last published a new dogmatics, the most recent being Francis Pieper’s three-volume Christliche Dogmatik, which was published between(…)

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First Look: Martin Luther’s Basic Exegetical Writings

Luther’s Reformation is often seen through the lens of his formal theological writings, such as the Ninety-Five Theses, Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Freedom of a Christian, and Bondage of the Will. These important and significant works belong to any study of the Reformation. Often overlooked, however, are Luther’s many lectures, sermons, and commentaries on(…)

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Q&A with Rev. Dr. John Kleinig, Author of the Hebrews Concordia Commentary

Rev. Dr. John Kleinig is an esteemed theologian who is a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia. He is also a professor emeritus at the Australian Lutheran College in the University of Divinity, Adelaide, Australia. In addition to being a published author, Rev. Kleinig has taught pastors and missionaries serving in various countries, including(…)

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Q&A with Dr. Alvin J. Schmidt, Author of Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

Since the time Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Lutheran theology has survived centuries of political, religious, and societal pressures that challenged its foundational teachings. But this question remains: Do Lutherans today understand their theological heritage well enough to maintain and defend their unique beliefs when outside pressures dismiss them(…)

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