News and Announcements from Concordia Bible Institute
Like a Pelting Rain: The Making of the Modern Mind by Roland Cap Ehlke
When it comes to analyzing today’s culture, people talk about politics, economics, and even morals. Like a Pelting Rain goes deeper and looks at the spiritual condition of western civilization. Few understand the depth of society’s malaise—as if the present situation has happened overnight, in a single generation. How we arrived at where we are is the long and complex interplay of theology and culture. Understanding the trends of the times does not necessitate accepting them. God calls upon Christians to contend for the faith. The Holy Spirit is still at work, and the gospel remains the power of God for the salvation of all who believe!
Like a Pelting Rain can be purchased from Roland Cap Ehlke’s website
“Few Historians and Theologians have a better grasp of world history and what is the making of the modern man than Roland Cap Ehlke”
— Christian News, August 2013
For more information about the author, view Roland Cap Ehlke’s Concordia University […]
“Compel them to come in” “A Place of Refuge: there’s plenty of room, a banquet fit for a king, and it’s for you”
– Luke 14:22-23
I read recently that the city of San Francisco is planning to pass an ordinance forbidding the use of cars as overnight sleeping facilities, with the “homeless people” using them and then “freshening up” in public washrooms in the morning. That article reminded me of a TV documentary on the homeless called “Street People,” that I saw a few years ago. With no place to call home these vagrants for the most part used grocery carts to haul all their earthly possessions. People on the crowded sidewalks did their best to avoid any kind of contact with these “social lepers.” One man in particular was singled out for closer scrutiny. A pathetic figure, disheveled, wearing a long threadbare overcoat almost dragging on the sidewalk was his only visible protection from the bitter cold. Beyond all that, he was an ill-tempered man, surly and mean spirited, who literally “growled” and even lunged […]
Brian German Accepts Call to Concordia University Wisconsin – Will Direct the Concordia Bible Institute
Brian German has accepted the call from Concordia University Wisconsin to serve in a dual capacity; as a member of the theology faculty and as Director of the Concordia Bible Institute. German will succeed Rev. Dr. John Saleska as the director. Dr. Saleska is the founding director for the institute, and will continue his service to CBI by becoming the first Director Emeritus. Under Saleska’s guidance the institute has made its focus “Christ in Every Word” – recognizing that as Luther says, Christ is in every word of Scripture.
Brian German is completing his doctoral studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Ontario CA where his focus has been on Martin Luther’s interpretation of the Psalms. We will be welcoming him to campus beginning in July. German earned his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne in 2010. By coming to Concordia he is returning to his Alma Mater. He earned his B.A. degree at Concordia Wisconsin in 2006.
In addition to his responsibilities as a member of the theology faculty, Professor German will lead the work of CBI as it continues to […]
Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: Mark
Authored by Dr. Daniel Paavola
The shortest of the Gospels is an action-packed, urgent book. After a single verse of introduction, Mark takes us to the Jordan River where Jesus quickly comes to be baptized. Leaving the story of Jesus’ birth and childhood to other evangelists, Mark launches us into the ministry of Jesus, the Son of God. This short Gospel concludes nearly as quickly as it begins. Our Lord’s resurrection is proclaimed at the empty tomb. The Church is told where He will meet them, but most of the details and the story of the Church’s response and growth are left for others to tell. It is a story of action that paints a clear and compelling portrait of Jesus. Mark repeatedly tells us of things that happen “immediately” and drives us forward with urgency and anticipation for what Jesus will do and say.
We see Jesus reaching out with boldness and compassion to Jews and Gentiles, to the mighty and the lowly, in large groups and in quiet anonymity. […]
Every Spring and Fall, the Concordia Bible Institute offers a series of lectures on topics related to the study of scriptures and its application to our daily lives. Our spring classes will be held on Monday afternoons from 3-6pm in March and April 2014. Cost: $150 per person for all 6 classes, or $25 per class. $40 for all 6 classes or $6.67 per class for CUW staff/faculty. LCMS high school and full-time CUW students are free.
To view the registration form:
- Click Like on our “Concordia Bible Institute” Facebook page or search for the Facebook event “CBI In-Depth Bible Studies Spring 2014”
- Email or call Ellen Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262)-243-4343
When our first child was born, the doctor who was a family friend persuaded me to sit in on the delivery. For sheer drama and breathtaking excitement the experience was unparalleled. I suppose any first time father would feel the same under the circumstances. I marveled at the precision of the doctor’s hands as he skillfully moved them to deliver the child. The nurses and the doctor worked together with my wife like a well-oiled machine to insure a normal delivery. And then at the instant of birth there was a simultaneous joyful shout, “It’s a boy!” almost as if they had all been holding their breath, experiencing the birth pangs with my wife, silently groaning with her, encouraging her, waiting for the bundle of new life to make its grand entrance. And when he did, my wife’s first question was, “Is he all right?” That is, “Is he healthy? Does he have all his fingers, toes etc.? Is he complete?” The baby put on quite a show himself. He had at that moment been set free. He was unshackled and alive. With […]