Following closely on the heels of the commentary on 1 Samuel, the next volume of the Concordia Commentary series will be 2 Samuel. Andrew Steinmann, author of 1 Samuel as well as Daniel, Proverbs, and Ezra and Nehemiah in the Concordia … [Continue reading] about First Look at Concordia Commentary: 2 Samuel
How healthy is my church? The answer depends on one’s perspective. Some describe a healthy church from a psychological viewpoint. They evaluate how well the congregation works together as a family system. This can be a useful way to evaluate any … [Continue reading] about How Healthy is Your Church?
Rev. John T. Pless is assistant professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is a visiting professor at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Pretoria, South Africa. He is also the author of … [Continue reading] about Q&A with John Pless
The faithful practice of closed Communion is challenged in our day both culturally and ecclesiastically. As Western culture continues to careen down a path of individualism and autonomy, the privatization of faith leads many to regard participation … [Continue reading] about First Look: Closed Communion?
The 1586 Colloquy of Montbéliard should not have been forgotten. Here we see what the real issues were between classic Lutheranism and classic Calvinism. This was a formal religious colloquy, a discussion of difference in religion between the leading … [Continue reading] about First Look: Lutheranism vs. Calvinism