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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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:35

“What Can We Learn from Them?”

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BY DALE A. MEYER AND LAWRENCE R. RAST, JR.

Editor’s Note: The following essay, co-written by the presidents of the two seminaries of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, appears in the Spring 2019 issue of the Concordia Journal. Presidents Meyer (right) and Rast (left) are pictured above...

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 06:44

Word and Work: Leading Midsize Congregations

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In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews Dr. David Peter, dean of faculty and professor of practical theology, about his new book, Maximizing the Midsize Church: Effective Leadership for Fruitful Mission and Ministry with Kregel...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 01:51

Concordia Journal, Winter 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® (At...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 05:00

Word and Work: The Gospel Across Cultures

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale Meyer is joined by Rev. Kou Seying, associate dean for Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to talk about cross-cultural ministry. Seying reveals the important implications of second-generation immigrant...

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Friday, 12 April 2019 06:09

Word and Work: Theology Across the Atlantic

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale Meyer is joined by two distinguished professors from Lutherische Theologische Hochschule, Oberursel, Germany: Dr. Christian Neddens, professor of systematic theology, and Dr. Christoph Barnbrock, rector and professor of practical theology....

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About Charles Arand & Erik Herrmann’s “Attending to the Beauty of Creation and the New Creation,” Travis Scholl writes:

It is easy to see “beauty” in things we...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 00:47

Preachers Studio: Peter Nafzger

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The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher inThe Preachers Studio series....

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Friday, 05 April 2019 07:13

Word and Work: Global Christianity Next Door

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale A. Meyer explores the life and work of Dr. John Loum, director of Concordia Seminary’s Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT). The EIIT program offers specialized curriculum for men and women who want to serve immigrant and...

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Erik Herrmann interviews Robert Kolb on his latest book, Martin Luther as He Lived and Breathed. Kolb discusses not only his biography among other eminent biographies of Luther, but how he went about describing Luther’s life through the unique voices of those who actually knew Luther...

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Friday, 22 March 2019 02:30

Word and Work: Church (Worker) Wellness

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with John Eckrich, M.D., a physician who has provided integrated health care to many pastors, teachers, seminarians and their families for more than 35 years. Eckrich is also the founder of Grace Place Wellness...

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Friday, 15 March 2019 03:55

ICYMI: Chanting Luke’s Passion

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imageEvery year now, for nearly 20 years, I have chanted one of the Synoptic passion narratives in our chapel service for the Monday of Holy Week. I have also received requests from pastors every year for a copy of my notation of the text, remembering it chanted when they were here as students....

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Monday, 11 March 2019 23:58

Preachers Studio: Bob Sundquist

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The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in the Preachers Studio ser...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 22:02

Word and Work: The Music in Ministry

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews Dr. James Marriott, director of musical arts at Concordia Seminary and the Kreft Chair for Music Arts. Marriott shares how the transition from parish to seminary life impacted his family, and discusses the impact the...

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The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) is strong on doctrinal topics but weak on the books of the Bible. After teaching at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis for 35 years I’ve come to that conclusion. In the Synod those trained theologically can typically articulate our orthodox doctrinal...

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About the image: Detail from Pieter Bruegel’s depiction of “The Fight Between Carnival and Lent” (1559).

On March 9, 1522 (Invocavit Sunday), a printer in Zurich named Christoph Froschauer shared supper with some of his employees. Since it was Lent, they ate the traditional Fasnacht...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 23:39

Word and Work: Books and More Books

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, we get an inside look at Concordia Publishing House (CPH). Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews Rev. Paul McCain, publisher at CPH, getting the inside scoop on CPH’s history, publishing plan, and all the different processes involved in their work....

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:07

Preaching Luke

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Editor’s note: This article appears in the Winter 2019 issue of theConcordia Journal as “Proclaiming in His Name: Preaching the Gospel of Luke in Year C.”

At the end of the Gospel according to Luke, Luke records the following words of our Lord, spoken to his disciples moments...

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Friday, 22 February 2019 07:03

Word and Work: On Death, Dying, and Everything After

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale Meyer talks with Dr. Kent Burreson, associate professor of systematic theology and Dr. Beth Hoeltke, director of Concordia Seminary’s graduate school, about their new book, Death, Heaven, Resurrection and the New Creation. Over the...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:30

Preserving the Bodies of the Baptized Dead

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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, is forthcoming from Concordia Publishing House on February 27, 2019.

As we saw in our last post...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:56

Word and Work: Faith in the Midst of Crisis

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In this episode, Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews Dale Kreienkamp, human resources professional and author of the new book How Long, O Lord, How Long?In his book, Kreienkamp discusses surviving unemployment. He shares aspects of losing a job and offers tips for those who are currently facing that...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 22:55

Preachers Studio: Jeff Gibbs

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The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in the Preachers Studio ser...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 00:07

Inclined to Boast: Social Media and Self-Justification

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BY A. TREVOR SUTTON

Editor’s note: This article appears in the Winter 2019 issue of theConcordia Journal. A. Trevor Sutton is a PhD student at Concordia Seminary and associate pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan. Sutton and Dr. Gene E. Veith are co-authors of the...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:57

Word and Work: A Day in the Parish Life

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Join us on today’s episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, as we listen and learn from Dr. Reed Lessing, former professor at Concordia Seminary and current senior pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Having always had a heart for the parish, Lessing discusses the...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 22:16

Concordia Journal, Fall 2018

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Monday, 21 January 2019 00:49

Word and Work: Vocation Beyond the 9-to-5

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In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale Meyer interviews Dr. Michael Zeigler, speaker of the Lutheran Hour radio program, guest instructor at Concordia Seminary, member of the Gospel of Mark team, Air Force Reserve officer, husband and father. With all of these irons in the...

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