But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:48

Word and Work: Reading the Bible in the Holy Land

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Dr. Thomas “Tom” Zelt, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, Calif., about the Seminary course, “Exegesis and Teaching from a Biblical Context.” For seven...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:35

Word and Work: Life After Seminary

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In this special alumni version of Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Dr. Dale A. Meyer discusses the ups and downs of ministry with three longtime pastors and alums: Dr. David Benson (’79, ’18), Rev. Michael Neidow (’84), and Dr. Jonathan...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:49

Word and Work: The Future of Pastoral Ministry

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer delves into the topic of recruiting and the need for more church workers with our new Associate Provost Dr. Benjamin Haupt, assistant professor practical theology. In the audio version, also hear a recent...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 01:22

Concordia Journal, Summer 2019

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The full catalog of back issues of Concordia Journal (1975-present), along with the indexed volumes of its predecessor Concordia Theological Monthly(1949-1974), are available online at AtlaSerials®&nb...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:03

ICYMI: Burreson and Schuler on Catechesis

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Concordia Seminary Prof. Kent Burreson and Concordia University, St. Paul, Prof. Rhoda Schuler jointly gave the 2019 Hoffmann Lecture at Concordia University, St. Paul, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, entitled “Remembering the Future: Exploring an Ancient Model of Making Disciples for the 21st...

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:29

Word and Work: A Life in Ministry

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Dr. Timothy Saleska, dean of ministerial formation, about Saleska’s family history in ministry, the importance of the Old Testament and the Psalms, and how the Holy Spirit has brought...

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Monday, 21 October 2019 00:08

The Tension of Transition

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Editor’s note: David Schmitt provided this devotion to accompany an exhibition of artwork by Sarah Bernhardt on display during the Theological Symposium, Sept. 17-18, 2019. His devotion specifically reflected on the series of digital collages (20×20) entitled “Manna” (2019)...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:00

Word and Work: A Life in Mission

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer delves into the topic of missions with Dr. Will Schumacher, the mission professor of historical theology, director of the Institute for Mission Studies, and the Buehner-Duesenberg Professor of Missions at...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:00

Come, Lord Jesus: A New Sermon Series

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Erik Herrmann delves in the 2019 Advent-Christmas Sermon Series with its author, W. Mart Thompson, associate professor of practical theology. “Come, Lord Jesus: An Advent-Christmas Sermon Series” published by Concordia Seminary Press is available for download at https://www.csl.edu/produ...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 06:29

Norman Nagel (1925-2019)

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Editor’s note: The following thoughts about Dr. Norman Nagel were shared with the faculty at the opening of our regular faculty meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Dr. Nagel entered eternal rest on Oct. 8, 2019. A wide range of Dr. Nagel’s work—including a number of chapel...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:17

Word and Work: All Things Worship

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer discusses all things worship with Dean of Chapel Dr. Kent Burreson. The two men also discuss a worship grant project aimed at exploring congregations with successful catechumenate programs.

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Monday, 07 October 2019 01:54

Bach on Faith

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David Maxwell, this time with some help from Erik Herrmann, continues his video series at the organ of Concordia Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Dr. Maxwell discusses—and plays—what is known as J. S. Bach’s Credo Fugue, based on Martin Luther’s creedal...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 01:33

Word and Work: Religious Liberty

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks religious liberty with Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL). LCRL is a religious liberty organization in Washington D.C. The center provides input,...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 01:06

Word and Work: The Impact of the Bible

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer receives a virtual walk through the Museum of the Bible floor-by-floor with former Seminary Provost Dr. Jeff Kloha, now serving as the chief curatorial officer at the Washington, D.C., museum.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:57

Dressing and Preparing the Body for Burial

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Editor’s note: this is the latest in a series of posts about natural burial co-written by Kent Burreson and Beth Hoeltke. Their book on the subject,Death, Heaven, Resurrection, and the New Creation, was recently published by Concordia Publishing House.

In our last post we discussed “Pres...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 00:31

Sneak Peek: 2020 Multiethnic Symposium

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The Multiethnic Symposium (MES) began over a decade ago, but it has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years. It has drawn significant national and international renowned speakers.

This year’s theme is The Rest and the West: What the West Can Learn from Global South Christianity.

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Friday, 13 September 2019 00:35

Faith Film

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To tell you the truth, I never really thought about those two words—faith and film—in the same sentence. But one of the great things about working in Continuing Education at Concordia Seminary is that I am continually learning new things myself, not only about theology but about all the...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:16

Word and Work: What Does It Mean to Be Devoted?

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer explores the topic of “devotion” and “devoted” with Dr. David Schmitt, the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature. Schmitt is a plenary speaker at the...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 01:28

Word and Work: Preaching as Worldmaking

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer explores the topic of preaching with Assistant Professor Dr. Peter Nafzger, whose research and teaching focuses on homiletics. The two men delve into an article Nafzger wrote in the Concordia Journal Winter...

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Thursday, 29 August 2019 01:01

Word and Work: The Spirit at Work

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer dives into the new book Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology(InterVarsity Press) with its author, Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. Sánchez is the Werner R. H. and...

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 01:00

Reflections on the LCMS Youth Gathering

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image “You are real. You are present. You are God.”

I can still hear the stadium full of young Lutherans singing these words at the top of their lungs. It was a vigorous and unified confession of faith. A song of praise and honor to Jesus. To call it encouraging would be an understatement.

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:05

Word and Work: The Gospel in Papua New Guinea

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews Dr. Ronald Rall, retired pastor of Timothy Lutheran Church in St. Louis and missionary to Papua New Guinea, about his life and ministry and the many experiences he has had over the years in Papua...

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:40

Word and Work: Music Making Community

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s director of Musical Arts and the Kreft Chair for Music Arts, about the annual Concordia Seminary Concert Series, the musical offerings at the Seminary,...

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Friday, 02 August 2019 02:28

Erik Herrmann, “Sola Fide”

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This two-part publication presents Erik Herrmann’s essay on the ongoing relevance of Martin Luther’s Reformation in light of its 500th anniversary, as well as his...

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Monday, 29 July 2019 02:36

Think and Speak in Greek

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I just returned from a 3-week Greek immersion program in Virginia designed to teach students to speak and think in koine and classical Greek. Perhaps someone might ask, “Are you crazy? No one speaks ancient Greek!” I will let others decide if I am crazy, but there actually are people...

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