• Divinizing the Community: Implications for Luther’s Social Ethics from the Finnish School of Luther Interpretation

      Durheim, Benjamin (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      This article applies insights from the Finnish school of Luther interpretation to the issue of communal social ethics. After outlining the relevant points, the article contends that Luther’s theology of Christ present in faith can be translated into communal unification of Christ with the believing community. The article draws implications from this translation for communal action on behalf of social justice and transformation. Communal unification with Christ in faith provides a Lutheran theological warrant for action of the believing community toward systemic social reformation toward justice.
    • Monologues to Conversations: Reflections on the Future of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics

      Santos, Carmelo (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      The Journal of Lutheran Ethics is an online monthly journal of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It focuses on issues of theological ethics from a purposefully broad perspective. To listen and engage the voices from the margins needs to be an intrinsic part of theological and ethical methodology. The JLE can be a privileged locus where listening from and engaging the margins can occur.
    • Theological Journals: Bridges over Troubled Waters

      Huffman, Tim (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      All printed materials face major financial challenges today, with theological journals particularly vulnerable. These challenges are magnified as denominations decline in membership and money, and sponsoring institutions struggle and even close. At the same time a “Luther Renaissance” has produced a wealth of new resources of serious theology, beloved by scholars but needing to be introduced and interpreted for ministry practitioners. Journals may need to adapt to the challenges, using online/digital publication and accelerated reviews of new material, in order to meet the challenges while serving their readers.
    • Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry

      Gaiser, Frederick J. (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Word & World is the journal of “Theology for Christian Ministry” published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Word & World first appeared in 1980. Though based in a Lutheran institution and reflecting Lutheran theology, the journal is diverse in readership, choice of authors, and board and staff. As word and world, it seeks an open conversation with the world in all its aspects. As theology for Christian ministry, it seeks to direct this conversation toward Christian pastors and students. The journal is topical, with issues devoted to aspects of “word,” including almost every book of the Bible, and “world” with issues such “Land” and “Water.”
    • Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry

      Gaiser, Frederick J. (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Word & World is the journal of “Theology for Christian Ministry” published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Word & World first appeared in 1980. Though based in a Lutheran institution and reflecting Lutheran theology, the journal is diverse in readership, choice of authors, and board and staff. As word and world, it seeks an open conversation with the world in all its aspects. As theology for Christian ministry, it seeks to direct this conversation toward Christian pastors and students. The journal is topical, with issues devoted to aspects of “word,” including almost every book of the Bible, and “world” with issues such “Land” and “Water.”
    • January 2016

      Nessan, Craig (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Book reviews for January 2016
    • Second Sunday of Christmas — Easter Day

      Lundblad, Barbara K. (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Preaching helps from the Second Sunday of Christmas to Easter Day.
    • Currents in Theology and Mission: A History

      Klein, Ralph (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Ralph W. Klein rehearses the historical background for Currents in Theology and Mission in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He also outlines what he tried to do with Currents during the thirty-five years he served as its editor, both when it was solely a Seminex publication and when it was joined in publishing it by Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, and Wartburg Theological Seminary. He makes a number of suggestions for the new online version of Currents and wishes it a long and successful run.
    • Dialog in Diversity

      Largen, Kristin Johnston (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      This article reviews the history of Dialog: A Journal of Theology and emphasizes the focus on diversity that is shaping the journal as it moves into the twenty-first century. In particular, diversity is being emphasized in four areas: gender and ethnic diversity, theological diversity (including ecumenical theological voices), religious diversity, and disciplinary diversity (for example, engagement with the sciences, literature, and the arts). This especially continues the vision of previous editor Ted Peters, who sought to move the journal into rich theological conversations with a broad range of dialogue partners.
    • Lutheran Forum: Advocating an Evangelical Catholic Lutheranism

      Johnson, Richard O. (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Rooted in an early twentieth-century effort to accelerate the acculturation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Lutheran Forum began in its present form in 1967 as an independent voice of critique and commentary on issues facing contemporary Lutheranism. Over nearly five decades, the journal and its companion piece, Forum Letter, have advocated a Lutheranism evangelical and catholic. Lutheran Forum remains a lively pan-Lutheran forum, offering responsible and respectful dialogue about matters theological, ethical, liturgical, and ecclesiastical. It attempts to take participants outside their own echo by giving them the opportunity to learn from those whose views are different.
    • Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry

      Gaiser, Frederick J.; Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Word & World is the journal of “Theology for Christian Ministry” published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Word & World first appeared in 1980. Though based in a Lutheran institution and reflecting Lutheran theology, the journal is diverse in readership, choice of authors, and board and staff. As word and world, it seeks an open conversation with the world in all its aspects. As theology for Christian ministry, it seeks to direct this conversation toward Christian pastors and students. The journal is topical, with issues devoted to aspects of “word,” including almost every book of the Bible, and “world” with issues such “Land” and “Water.”
    • Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry

      Gaiser, Frederick J. (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Word & World is the journal of “Theology for Christian Ministry” published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Word & World first appeared in 1980. Though based in a Lutheran institution and reflecting Lutheran theology, the journal is diverse in readership, choice of authors, and board and staff. As word and world, it seeks an open conversation with the world in all its aspects. As theology for Christian ministry, it seeks to direct this conversation toward Christian pastors and students. The journal is topical, with issues devoted to aspects of “word,” including almost every book of the Bible, and “world” with issues such “Land” and “Water.”
    • Introduction

      Nessan, Craig (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Introduction to the new online version of Currents of Mission and Theology.
    • Lutheran Quarterly, Past and Future

      Rorem, Paul (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Lutheran Quarterly continues a long tradition of scholarly essays and book reviews in Lutheran history and theology. Starting in 2016, it has added full-text availability online as a journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
    • Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry

      Gaiser, Frederick J. (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Word & World is the journal of “Theology for Christian Ministry” published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Word & World first appeared in 1980. Though based in a Lutheran institution and reflecting Lutheran theology, the journal is diverse in readership, choice of authors, and board and staff. As word and world, it seeks an open conversation with the world in all its aspects. As theology for Christian ministry, it seeks to direct this conversation toward Christian pastors and students. The journal is topical, with issues devoted to aspects of “word,” including almost every book of the Bible, and “world” with issues such “Land” and “Water.”
    • Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry

      Gaiser, Frederick J. (Lutheran School of THeology at Chicago, 2016-01-19)
      Word & World is the journal of “Theology for Christian Ministry” published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Word & World first appeared in 1980. Though based in a Lutheran institution and reflecting Lutheran theology, the journal is diverse in readership, choice of authors, and board and staff. As word and world, it seeks an open conversation with the world in all its aspects. As theology for Christian ministry, it seeks to direct this conversation toward Christian pastors and students. The journal is topical, with issues devoted to aspects of “word,” including almost every book of the Bible, and “world” with issues such “Land” and “Water.”
    • Job Through the Eyes of Science: Designed for Survival

      Herman, Stewart W.; Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2016-03-22)
      Explores the book of Job as a resource for spiritualizing the environmental movement
    • A Living Body

      Thomas, Linda E.; Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2016-03-22)
      Sermon delivered on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
    • Preaching Helps

      Lundblad, Barbara; Union Theological Seminary (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2016-03-22)
      Preaching helps for the Second Sunday of Easter to Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
    • Eco-Reformation and the 500th Anniversary in 2017

      Rossing, Barbara; Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2016-03-22)
      Introduction to the issue with brief synopsis of essays.