The Crossings Blog

Thursday Theology -full listing Crossings Film Series
  • Rescue from the Darkness of Captivity
    A selection from: A CROSSINGS CELEBRATION (Festschrift for Ed Schroeder). Edited by Irmgard Koch, Robin Morgan, Sherman Lee. St Louis: Greenhorn Publications & HomeLee Press, 1993. 129 pp. $5.00. (Copies available at <robinjmorgan@hotmail.com>) Jim Squire, software engineer and long-time Crossings student, asks hard questions and gets profound answers – both scary and, ultimately, gracefully freeing. In ...
  • Crossing Workplace Slavery with Freedom in Christ
    A selection from A CROSSINGS CELEBRATION (Festschrift for Ed Schroeder). Edited by Irmgard Koch, Robin Morgan, Sherman Lee. St Louis: Greenhorn Publications & HomeLee Press, 1993. 129 pp. $5.00. (Copies available at <robinjmorgan@hotmail.com>) Susan Eigel is a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in south St. Louis county where one of her favorite tasks is coordinating and ...
  • Book Review by Robin Morgan
    “Holy Terrors: Thinking about Religion after September 11” Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago Press, 2003 Some of you probably saw the review of this book in “The Christian Century” – that’s where it caught my eye and sounded like a piece worth reading. I’ll give you a basic overview of Lincoln’s work and then I’ll discuss how ...
  • R.W.Bertram on REVELATION (Posted in two parts. This is Part II)
    A selection from A CROSSINGS CELEBRATION (Festschrift for Ed Schroeder). Edited by Irmgard Koch, Robin Morgan, Sherman Lee. St Louis: Greenhorn Publications & HomeLee Press, 1993. 129 pp. $5.00. (Copies available at <robinjmorgan@hotmail.com>) Theses on REVELATION. Crossing a Modern Theme with its Biblical Original (Part II) Robert W. Bertram IX. Divine Quandary 39. God, so to speak, ...
  • R.W.Bertram on REVELATION – Posted in two parts. This is Part I
    A selection from A CROSSINGS CELEBRATION (Festschrift for Ed Schroeder). Edited by Irmgard Koch, Robin Morgan, Sherman Lee. St Louis: Greenhorn Publications & HomeLee Press, 1993. 129 pp. $5.00. (Copies available at <robinjmorgan@hotmail.com>) THESES ON REVELATION. Crossing a Modern Theme with its Biblical Original (Part I) Robert W. Bertram Retrieving “Revelation”1. Theologians since the Enlightenment have so overused the biblical ...
  • Bertram’s “Heretical”? Theology and the Missouri Synod national convention 1973 in New Orleans. A Reprint.
    Colleagues, Here’s a sequel to the last two ThTh postings about the “war” in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod 30 years ago. Background: in advance of the showdown convention in New Orleans 1973, the presidents of the LCMS’s 35 districts asked the accused faculty members to “tell the church what you really believe and teach.”? ...
  • Missouri Synod / Seminex / Bethel Church In Crisis (Part II – Conclusion)
    Colleagues, Today’s posting concludes Arthur Beckman’s research project on the consequences of the Missouri Synod Controversy of the 1970s for his own congregation in St. Louis. Arthur had a 46-year career in industrial and construction sales and marketing. Now retired, he is studying theology to get his credentials as a Parish Ministry Associate (PMA) in the ...
  • Missouri Synod / Seminex / Bethel Church In Crisis (Part I)
    Colleagues, Thirty years ago this week–July 6-13, 1973–at the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s national convention in New Orleans, the so-called “faculty majority” of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, some 40-plus of the professors teaching there, were declared “false teachers.” By a majority vote of 574 to 451 (56% to 44%) the LCMS delegates passed Resolution ...
  • A Crossing from Psalm 118: What Makes Those Rejects Sing?
    Today’s posting is a reprint from a Festschrift presented to Ed Schroeder when he retired as Crossings’ executive director ten years ago. We hope to post a half dozen more of these essays in the weeks ahead. The bibliographic specs are: A CROSSINGS CELEBRATION. Edited by Irmgard Koch, Robin Morgan, Sherman Lee. St Louis: Greenhorn ...
  • Timothy F. Lull – In Memoriam
    Colleagues, There were giants in the earth–also in our own days. And one more has fallen, Timothy Lull. Tim was an internationally renowned and much published Luther scholar and president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Berkeley, California) when he died last month at only 60 years of age. We pass on to you Richard Koenig’s sermon ...