Four Branches – March 2021

Jump to: Exegetical Systematic Historical Practical Exegetical Theology: Proclaiming Life with 1 John - Part One A series of readings from 1 John blankets the Sundays of Easter from Easter 2 to Easter 7. 1 ...

Book Review: Walther’s Works: All Glory to God

Soli Deo Gloria—To God alone be the glory. This motto of the Lutheran Reformation is also the premise of a series of doctrinal essays written by C.F.W. Walther from 1873 to 1886. Walther gave this ...

Assignment Service Changes

The calendar for the year officially called for one assignment service for both vicar candidates and pastor candidates on Thursday, May 20. That plan has been changed. There will, instead, be two separate services. The ...

Book Review: What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Overview Author Paul David Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Care in Fort Worth, TX. He majored in Bible and Christian Education at Columbia ...

Book Review: Martin Luther and the Called Life

Overview “Mark D. Tranvik is professor of religion at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, where he has taught since 1995. He also directed the college’s Lilly Endowment grant on vocation, Exploring Our Gifts. He has written widely ...

Preach the Word – March 2021

A drill sergeant is giving an order to a cadet.Sergeant: “There is no talking during drill.”Cadet: “Yes, sir. The fellas were just explaining that to me.”Sergeant: “Be quiet, cadet! There is no talking during drill!”Cadet: ...

“What a Wonderful Difference!” Numbers 21: 4-9

Are we much different? Do you, like me, sometimes get frustrated with the Old Testament Israelites, particularly that group whom God brought out of Egypt? They had seen such great things! And yet over and ...

Four Branches – February 2021

Jump to: Exegetical Systematic Historical Practical Exegetical Theology: The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 3 In Ezekiel’s vision of the Valley of Dry Bones, God promised to give his exiled people new life as ...