A Symposium on Pastoral Wellness

For many pastors, the pandemic has overturned daily parish life as they had come toknow it. Faithful pastors know all about enduring the heat of the day. In dealing with the current realities and ongoing ...

Preach the Word – September/October 2021

The Gospels: The Center of the Gospel The gospel is the good news that God forgives sins and saves sinners. This is good news because without this news the news is bad: God condemns sin ...

Professor emeritus Richard Balge called home

Professor emeritus Richard Balge, father of seminary governing board member Jon Balge and grandfather of seminarian Phil Balge, was called to his eternal rest on Monday, October 18 at the age of 89. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his ...

Four Branches – September 2021

Jump to: ExegeticalSystematicHistoricalPractical Exegetical Theology: Historical Gaps – Where is the surprise? Our historical-grammatical hermeneutic requires bridging gaps. Studying the original language bridges the grammatical gap.  Over the next months, we will look at examples ...

Grant Opportunity for Congregations

We thank God for a gift of $1,000 provided by a retired pastor and his wife. This gift is intended to encourage WELS pastors to partner with their lay leaders as they study and grow ...

Mark 8:27-35

“Get behind me, Satan!” (Mark 8:33) Can you imagine how Peter would have felt when Jesus directed those words at him? Wow! If I’d been Peter, I would have wanted to crawl under a rock! ...