Laura Lane

About Laura Lane

At CPH since 2003, Laura Lane is an editor for the professional book team. She has worked on numerous titles for the adult consumer and church professional markets, including The Lutheran Study Bible (CPH 2009) and The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes (CPH 2012).

Posts by Laura Lane:

The Church Postil as Luther Intended It

Luther’s Church Postil has been available in an old, imperfect English translation, but now there is a better and more reliable edition. Luther’s Works: Volume 79: Church Postil V, published by Concordia Publishing House, reflects a significant milestone in the publication of Luther’s Works in English. The complete, best, last, and final edition of the Church Postil, based(…)

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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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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 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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The Christian Year of Grace [EXCERPT]

After Martin Luther’s Postils (sermons on the appointed Bible readings of the Church Year), Johann Spangenberg’s Questions & Answers were the premier Lutheran devotional book of the Reformation era. His explanations of the chief parts of Scripture, in question-and-answer format, taught and fed countless Evangelical-Lutheran people of all ages and vocations for centuries. Now for(…)

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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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Q&A with Michael Eschelbach

Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach is professor of Theology and Philosophy at Concordia University Irvine. Prior to joining the faculty of CUI, Dr. Eschelbach taught at Concordia University Chicago for fourteen years and served as a parish pastor before his professorship. An active writer and speaker, Dr. Eschelbach has published articles, Bible studies, devotions, and now(…)

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Available Now! The Big Book of New Testament Questions and Answers

You’ve Got Questions? Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach has answers! Rev. Eschelbach draws from thirty years of experience teaching the New Testament at the university level and in the parish. Using an easy to follow question and answer format, this book answers more than 2100 intriguing questions about the New Testament. The answers, which highlight and(…)

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Are Good Works to Be Done Openly or in Secret?

Should we share our good works or do them in secret? Does Jesus contradict Himself? The following excerpt from the Lutheran Bible Companion sheds light on this seeming contradiction. Matthew 5:16 reads: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in(…)

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Start a Local Theological Book Club and Read More for Less Money

By Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mayes You love books: good books about the true God and the riches of His wisdom, truth, and mercy incarnate. But you’re on a limited budget, and at the end of the month there is not much cash left over to add books to your library. The local library just does(…)

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