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Private Confession and Absolution: A Hidden Treasure
The topic of this thesis is private confession and absolution. Looking around at WELS churches today, one can see that private confession and absolution has largely fallen out of practice. Is this good? Is this bad? Is ...
The Role of Reported Speech in Enriching the Narrative in the Book of Ruth: "He Said, She Said," and "She Said, He Said"
In the last 30 years or so, more and more scholars are taking a literary approach to Scripture. This has yielded fascinating discoveries with regard to the artistic quality of biblical narrative. Sadly, a disregard for the ...
An Apologetic of the Cross as a Lutheran Approach to 21st Century Apologetics Centered on the Hiddenness of God
This research examines contemporary Christian apologetics to contextualize current apologetic developments and demonstrate where Lutheran theology departs from popular evangelical approaches to apologetics. It then proposes ...
The Challenge of Preaching in a Second Language
Preaching is hard work. Preaching in a second language is harder still. By looking at generalities about the preaching process, at the complications added by the difficulties of a second language, and at insights gleaned ...