- Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son in the Old and New Testaments: A Jewish Scholar’s Report
THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF THE BELOVED SON.
The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity,
Jon D. Levenson. New Haven: Yale
Univ. Press. 1993. xiv, 257.
The sub-title–child sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity–is enough to get your attention, even if it is “transformed!” But I had never even heard of the title, let alone the author, until ...
- Two responses re: The Vatican and Me
This past week we received these two responses to Thursday Theology #37, my piece called “The Vatican and Me”. The first is a letter to Ed about me from Lou Smith. The second is a sermon by Carolyn Schneider. Somehow I’m sure there’ll be more discussion about this topic after you’ve read these two pieces. ...
- Christian Callings: Care & Redemption of Creation
Here follows the text of a presentation I made this morning (March 11) to the Lutheran Professional Church Workers Conference of St. Louis. Not everyone of the 30-plus people attending was pleased. So proceed with a grain of salt.
Peace & Joy!
Christian Calling: “The Care and Redemption of all that you have made”
Near the ...
- Augsburg Confession & Luther’s Catechisms
I’m coming to the end of the Winter Quarter in teaching 15 students about the Lutheran Confessions here in St. Louis. The course is an offering of the Lutheran School of Theology here in town, a ministry of the Metro St. Louis Coalition of ELCA congregations. For the upcoming Easter term the coalition asks for ...
- Union With Christ
In case you’ve not yet heard, there’s a new look, a new book, in Luther
research. Here’s a review of it FYI.
Peace and Joy!
Union With Christ.
The New Finnish Interpretation of Luther,
Carl E. Braaten & Robert W. Jenson, eds.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans. 1998.
ix, 182, paper. .
Every few years the world’s Luther scholars get together ...
- The Vatican and me
In the February 1999 issue, “The Lutheran” ran a one paragraph article on page 42: “The Vatican, in a ‘Final Declaration’ statement, warned that the world is facing a crisis in faith provoked in part by the feminist doctrine that men and women are absolute equals. ‘Generally throughout the world, there is evidence of a ...
- Romans 5:12-19 February 11, 1999
Last week I received the following letter. The writer, a Seminex alum, pastors a Lutheran congregation in New York state. If his question is not your cuppa tea, tune in next week. D.v., Robin Morgan will be on deck.Cheers!
“Dear Ed,I need a little teaching now. The First Sunday in Lent is approaching and the ...
- Part 2: One Lutheran’s Agenda in Today’s Homosexuality Discussion
These comments, from good friends, continue the discussion of last week’s ThTh 34.
Peace & Joy!
A Lutheran pastor in mid-state Missouri writes:”Ed, you say:
Let us acknowledge that in human sexuality, some folks are ‘wired different’ from heteros, and that God is the electrician doing the ...
- One Lutheran’s Agenda in Today’s Homosexuality Discussion
Herewith a copy of a letter I wrote yesterday (Jan 27/99) to a bishop in my church, the ELCA.
It’s been 2 months since you sent me that packet of 3 readings on homosexuality. You asked for “input.” So I’m long overdue in my response. For me it seems that getting older means getting slower. There ...
- Theology of the Cross in the Holy Land
Here is my last piece about our trip to Palestine/Israel. Ed will be back next week with something completely different.
Theology of the Cross in the Holy Land
This last piece about our trip to Palestine/Israel will finally give you the essence of what I experienced and how it has impacted my life. I have avoided ...