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Wayne Palmer

Rev. Wayne Palmer received his master of divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1992. During the next fifteen years, he served two parishes in southeast Missouri. From 2007 to 2016, he was theological editor/writer at Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis. In June 2016, he became Editor, Bibles and Bible resources at Concordia Publishing House. Wayne lives in St. Louis with his wife Pam.

Recent Posts by Wayne Palmer

Books of the Bible—Study Questions: 1 Thessalonians


The Book of 1 Thessalonians calls believers to live in the Gospel and fulfill their calling in the joy of the Holy Spirit. Paul reminds the Thessalonians of Christ’s return—a tricky passage to interpret—but also reminds them to simply follow Christ’s example while they await His coming.

Books of the Bible Study Questions: Ecclesiastes

Imagine having the world at your fingertips. God gave it all to young King Solomon when He gave him a wise and discerning heart. Like the prodigal son in Jesus’ parable, Solomon squandered God’s generous gift in wild living. Here in his Book of Ecclesiastes, he reports on his discoveries about a life of self-indulgence lived apart from God. 

Books of the Bible Study Questions: Ezra

The Book of Ezra is not well known; we tend to just mumble our way over it when we say the books of the Bible (1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther . . .) and maybe never even venture to see what's inside this Old Testament book.

Books of the Bible Study Questions: Matthew


Books of the Bible Study Questions: 1 Samuel

In 1 Samuel, we meet a host of important characters in the biblical narrative: Hannah, Samuel, Saul, and David. These names might seem familiar from Sunday School, but the intertwining story between these characters is epic.

Books of the Bible Study Questions: Exodus

For a book about wandering in a desert for forty years, the Book of Exodus sure has a lot of excitement.

First Look at The Growing in Faith Bible

CPH has some wonderful Bibles, especially our premier line of Bibles:

Ethics of Sex—A New Resource for Parish Ministry

One of the most perplexing tasks a parish pastor faces is protecting his flock from destructive societal influences, especially when we look at our tender young lambs. In the last several generations, we have probably seen more damage done in the realm of sexual ethics than in most other areas. How can we bring the counsel of Scripture to our children and young adults when our society has treated Christian sexual ethics as though it is extinct, useful only in a bygone, ignorant age?

5 Things That Happened When My Church Got Pew Bibles

Do we really need Bibles in our church pews? After all, Scripture readings are usually either printed in the bulletin or projected on the screen. However, my church decided to purchase Bibles for the pews, and an amazing thing is happening. When I look around, I notice almost everyone is holding God’s Word in their hands, following along during the readings and sermon. What a wonderful feeling that gives me! We truly are the Body of Christ. All of us sitting together, listening, growing, and being fed and nourished by the Holy Spirit.