The Last Optimist Left

One of the most remarkable passages in Bill Moyers’ book Genesis is an exchange between two feminists, Karen Armstrong and Carol Gilligan, and a black theologian, Samuel Proctor. The women do their best to convince Proctor that God is murderous, angry, vindictive – and they imply, immature – a God

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Revise the Ten Commandments?

We, however, will build not at all on man’s work but strictly on God’s, which is not only certain and neither fails nor deceives but also, once done, lasts and avails forever. It never needs to be changed or renewed the way men’s deeds and ways change and shift. Take,

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Why Moses Includes Esau’s Genealogy

But the main reason why Moses recorded this [the genealogy of and promises about Esau] was to show that our Lord Jesus has wicked, unruly cousins and kinsmen. Easu’s children were part of Jesus Christ’s family; they were kinsmen of the Israelites in blood but not in heart. They were

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concordia journal, spring 2018 – a review

The Lord be with you Concordia Publishing House published three milestone volumes last year. The first is a new edition of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation. The second and third comprise the two volume Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology . The spring 2018 issue of concordia

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The Sabbath – a sermon – Deuteronomy 5:12

Sermon: The Sabbath Text: Deuteronomy 5:12 Lections: Deuteronomy 5:12–15; 2 Corinthians 4:5–12; Mark 2:23–28 Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 5:12–15 12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. 13Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14but the seventh day is

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We Remember Justin Martyr

The Commemoration of Justin, Martyr June 1 Today we commemorate Justin. He was born around the year 100 AD and was martyred in 165. He is, therefore, one of those who give us a good look at the Christian Church in the time immediately following the days of the Apostles.

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Galatians as Banner of the Reformation – a Review

A Review In Search of Celebrating the Reformation Rightly: Luther’s “Lectures on Galatians” as the Banner of the Reformation Dr. Naomichi Masaki Concordia Theological Quarterly Volume 81-3-4; July/October 2017 One of the truly grand works of Martin Luther (1483-1546) was his lectures on Galatians (Luther’s Works, volumes 26-27, Concordia Publish

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