Welcome to the Concordia Publishing House Podcast where we consider everything in the light of Jesus Christ who is the same today, yesterday, and forever. Hosted by Elizabeth Pittman.
Understanding and Engaging Muslims | Dr. Abjar Bahkou
Witnessing in a loving way to the Muslim community can seem overwhelming. In this episode, Dr. Abjar Bahkou gives an overview of the Islamic faith and a guide to compassionately evangelize to our Muslim neighbors.
Dr. Bahkou is an associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He has written numerous books and articles and has done extensive translation work from English into Arabic, all with the goal of improving Christian Muslim communication.
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Advent Hymns | Peter Reske
Advent marks the beginning of a new church year and season with a focus of reflecting on how the Israelites waited for their Savior mirrors how we wait for His return. During the season of Advent, there are many hymns that Lutherans love. The stories behind the hymns are just as compelling as the reasons people love them. This episode doesn’t touch on favorites such as O Come, O Come Emmanuel or Savior of the Nations Come (listeners can look forward to two separate episodes solely focusing on these two important Advent hymns), but other important advent hymns.
During this episode Peter Reske tells us the history behind Advent hymns and the themes that connect them all together. Experience the wonder, joy, waiting, and awe of Advent hymns LSB 334, 335, 339, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 350,
Learn more about the Lutheran Service Book and the Lutheran Service Book Companion to the Hymns .
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The Book of James | Rev. Dr. Curtis Giese
The New Testament Book of James presents a profound message of what it means to live a sanctified life. Rev. Dr. Curtis Giese, author of James—Concordia Commentary, introduces us to the depth and richness of James in this episode.
Dr. Giese is a professor in the Theology Division of Concordia University Texas (in Austin), where he has taught Greek and New Testament since 2004.
Learn more about James—Concordia Commentary.
Heidi Floyd | Breast Cancer Advocacy
Diagnosed with breast cancer when she was pregnant with her fourth child, Heidi Floyd presents a message of faith in God’s promises in all circumstances. Heidi shares her powerful story with us in this episode.
Heidi Floyd is a sought after influencer with over 10 years of experience in healthcare advocacy and breast cancer activism. She's a powerful communicator, international public speaker, and the author of in a word: quiet little thoughts about God.
Heidi has served as the voice of the patient for a wide variety of organizations, including the U. S. Department of Defense, the American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen. Her experience has helped us establish and strengthen relationships with patient advocacy organizations that support patients and their families and educate corporations and other entities on compassionate outreach to the worldwide cancer community.
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Encore Episode: Hymns of the Reformation | Peter Reske
This episode originally aired on October 17, 2020
The Reformation had a profound impact on the hymnody of the Lutheran Church. Today, we'll be talking about the musical shifts that occurred during the Reformation era with our guest, Peter Reske. Peter is the senior editor of music and worship resources here at Concordia Publishing House.
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Staying Connected to College Students | Rev. Jeff Leininger
Pastor Jeff Leininger talks with us about campus ministry and shares ideas on how your congregation can stay connected with students while they are away at college.
Rev. Jeff Leininger is the campus pastor at Concordia University Chicago and the author of Callings for Life: God's Plan, Your Purpose.
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