Saturday, May 24, 2014

Resources Received


Vieker, Jon D. August Crull and the Story of the Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book 1912 (Shaping American Lutheran Church Music). Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2013. 87 Pages. Paper. $15.00. (LH)

Hawkins, Robert D. Prelude and Fuge on the Life of Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth 1845-1925 (Shaping American Lutheran Church Music). Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2012. 31 Pages. Paper. $15.00. (LH)

Hyslop, Scott M. The Precious Gift: The Hymns, Carols, and Translations of Henry L. Letterman (Shaping American Luheran Church Music). Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2013. 126 Pages. Paper. $15.00. (H)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FW: Still time. . . Register TODAY


The LCMS Worship Conference…


Feed: Pastoral Meanderings
Posted on: Friday, May 16, 2014 5:00 AM
Author: (Pastor Peters)
Subject: Still time. . . Register TODAY


I am thrilled to promote what looks to be a spectacular week July 28-31, 2014, at Concordia University Nebraska (Seward).  The list of major presenters includes Dr. John Kleinig, Bryan Wolfmueller, Robin Leaver, Paul Soulek, and Betsy Werner with an unbelievable list of seminars for the Pastor, Musician, and others (including some guy who writes a blog called Pastoral Meanderings who will speak on Worship as Pastoral Care), and workshops to dazzle every interest and need.

The program is 25 pages of offerings, information, presenters, bios, and encouragement to take a week off in July and head to the plains of Nebraska for a stellar line up of people, topics, and fellowship.  Pres. Matt Harrison will be there.  I hope YOU will be there as well.

Direct Link to the Program is here.

Direct Link to the Schedule is here.

Direct Link to REGISTER is here.

Direct Link to the LCMS page of information is here.

Direct Link to the Facebook Page for the Institute is here.

About the Institute

Like earlier conferences, the 2014 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music is designed for pastors, musicians and laity who assist in worship or simply are passionate about it. The institute consists of four main types of events:


  • Worship — Anchored by the Divine Service at either end and filled with the Church's daily prayer services, worship forms the heart and center of our gathering. Christ assembles His people to give out to them His gifts!
  • Keynotes — Five extraordinary speakers will invite us in four keynote addresses to ponder the theme of comfort and its impact upon the worship life of Christ's Church. Our Lutheran Confessions teach us: "Everything, therefore, in the Christian Church is ordered toward this goal: we shall daily receive in the Church nothing but the forgiveness of sin through the Word and signs, to comfort and encourage our consciences as long as we live here" (LC II 55).
  • Seminars and Workshops — Covering a wide variety of topics and aimed at pastors, musicians and interested lay people, various teachers and pastors share their insights to strengthen and deepen the Church's worship life.
  • Extra Goodies — Conversation with LCMS President Matthew Harrison, visiting with the "Issues, Etc." team, free time, organ recitals, a hymn festival, an ice cream social, A Taste of Nebraska Picnic and more.

Put all that together, and this promises to be one stunning event that you will NOT want to miss. Hosted on the beautiful campus of Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb., July 28–31, join us as we are strengthened together in the comfort of Christ.

THANKS to LCMS Worship Guy and Chaplain Will Weedon and his crew for putting together an amazing Institute.  Be there.  You do NOT want to miss this!  Clergy, Lay, Parish Musician -- there is something for ALL.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Received for Review


Jahn, Curtis A. A Lutheran Looks at Catholics. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2014. 241 Pages. Paper. $16.50. (LHP)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Received for Review


Oden, Thomas C. The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011. 279 Pages. Paper. $22.00 (On sale for $17.60). (LHP)

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