Mark, from the Hours of Charles VIII

Vol 44, No 4 (2017): Teaching and Preaching the Gospel of Mark

“But go, tell his disciples…”
—Mark 16:7a

St. Mark, Evangelist, from the Hours of Charles III,
by the Master of Jacques de Besançon, ca. 1478-1500.

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Vol 44, No 3 (2017): Addressing Theological Debt

“Until students are comfortable with their own relationship with money, they cannot lead effective stewardship in congregations. …Money-related education is often novel, boundary-breaking, and formative for seminary students.”
—Adam J. Copeland
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Vol 44, No 2 (2017): Reinterpreting Mission

“The church will only be able to strive for unity and remain in mission so long as it views itself not as it was or is but as God is calling it to be.”
Joseph Schattauer Paillé
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Vol 44, No 1 (2017): 500 Years of Reformation: A Tribute to Dr. Kurt Hendel

“The Reformation was not about a charismatic, sometimes mercurial leader named Martin Luther; instead, it was about the conviction that Jesus Christ changes hearts and changes the world.”
Martin Lohrmann

Luther Denkmal in Eisleben, Germany.


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Vol 43, No 4 (2016): Scripture, Tradition, and Proclamation within the Horizon of Year A

“…the uncreated Word is a divine thought, an inner command which abides in God, the same as God and yet a distinct Person. Thus God reveals Himself to us as the Speaker who has with Him the uncreated Word, through whom He created the world and all things with the greatest ease, namely, by speaking.”
Commentary on Genesis, Luther’s Works 1:22
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Vol 43, No 3 (2016): God Language Re-forming Faith

“But you, Jesus… Are you not that mother who, like a hen collects her chickens under her wing? Truly master, you are a mother.”
—St. Anselm of Canterbury

Mosaic from altar front of the Church of Dominus Flevit, Jerusalem,
built between 1953 and 1955.
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Vol 43, No 2 (2016): Eco-Reformation

“Just as Luther made a critique of economic abuses part of his sacramental theology, so too the living nature of the tradition requires that we reflect theologically on the abuses of our extractive economy today. …The ecological crisis needs Lutheran theology.” —Barbara Rossing
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Vol 43, No 1 (2016): Lutheran Journals for Church and Academy: Learning from the Past, Envisioning the Future

“Gutenberg [printed] the Bible in moveable type from 1455. Without that technological innovation, the Reformation as we know it would have been far different. Sixteenth century printers were eager to get their hands on new and exciting material.” —Ralph Klein

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