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The Church's Ministry
This abridgment of chapter 14 of Johann Wilhelm Baier's Compendium was published in Volume 107/1 (Winter 2010) of the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly. Translated by Benjamin P. Schaefer.
Exegetical Brief: Philippians 4:13 - "As to every circumstance I am strong"
This exegetical brief conducts a quick overview of the common translation (and subsequent misunderstanding) of Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
Exegetical Brief: Heaping Fiery Coals on Your Enemy’s Head (Romans 12:20)
How does Paul’s encouragement to “overcome evil with good” align with “heaping coals on someone’s head”? Professor Zell examines the evidence and the different interpretations for this passage in Romans and shows how it ...
Exegetical Brief: Romans 16:1,7 Phoebe, a Deacon? Junia, an Apostle?
In this exegetical brief Professor Zell examines Romans 16 and the context of the words “deacon” and “apostle.” He concludes with these words, “Whether Phoebe actually held the office of “deacon” remains uncertain. Including ...
Exegetical Brief on Mark 7:19 "Who or what makes all foods clean?"
Four words (καθαρίζων πάντα τὰ βρώματα) bring Mark 7:19 to a close and are the focus of this exegetical brief. A straightforward translation is “cleansing all foods,” but the challenging question is “Who or what is it that ...
Exegetical Brief: Matthew 16:18 - "The gates of Hades will not withstand her"
This exegetical brief conducts a quick overview of the Greek and Hebrew words for “Hades,” and considers how Christians, through Christ, are able to storm her gates.
Bach on Luther - The Catechism Hymns
A lecture and recital by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary seniors Philip Moldenhauer and Jacob Behnken. Professor James P. Tiefel, advisor.