Jun 17, 2024 Print This Article

Two new article series debut on Concordia Theology

Articles share book, classroom insights

The faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis have debuted two new article series aimed at offering glimpses into Seminary life on and off campus.

The first series, “On My Nightstand,” offers regularly occurring reflections from faculty who share what they are currently reading that is independent of course requirements. The articles aim to reveal how theology speaks to all aspects of life.

“Whether the nightstand has a novel, a biography or a gardening book, the theological mind engages what the author is reading because all of life is under Christ’s watchful care,” said Dean of Theological Research and Publication Dr. Kevin Golden, an associate professor of Exegetical Theology.

Recent “On My Nightstand” articles have explored “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “The Broken Heart of America” and “Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament.”

In the second new series, “Fly on the Wall,” faculty share insights from a classroom discussion that was particularly beneficial, thus giving readers a “fly on the wall” view.  

“The questions asked by students, the practical application of intricate biblical theology and a professor’s anecdotes are part of a symphony that forms our students,” Golden said. “That symphony resonates beyond the classroom into the life of the church.”

Some recent “Fly On the Wall” articles include “Why Pastors Ought to go Regularly to Confession: 15 Theses,” “Hosea’s Dove,” “Theology Found — and not to be Found — in Greek Participles: Part I” and “Theology Found — and not to be Found — in Greek Participles: Part II.” The articles can be found on Concordia Theology at concordiatheology.org, the blog site of the Concordia Seminary faculty. As a production of the faculty of Concordia Seminary, concordiatheology.org provides resources and conversation from the confessional Lutheran Christian tradition. It provides a forum for open conversation between perspectives within that tradition, as well as other religious and theological perspectives, to cultivate a vigorous life of the mind in service to the Gospel.

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