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Sarah Steiner

At CPH since 2009, Sarah Steiner was a production editor for the professional and academic book team. She worked on many academic titles, including coordinating the peer review books, and also helped out with Bible resource projects.

Recent Posts by Sarah Steiner

Resounding Praise for Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

Breaking through the noise of our hyper-sexualized Western culture, Ethics of Sex is a much-needed, masterful compilation that speaks to the nature of Christian sexual ethics as simultaneously prohibitive and positive. Ten distinct yet interrelated essays invite us back to a way of life in harmony with the Lord’s created order, an order that bears fruit in intimacy, compassion, love, and joy.

Read below what others are saying about this incredible volume, edited by Gifford Grobien, assistant professor of systematic theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

A Preview of Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

Edited by Dr. Gifford Grobien, Ethics of Sexethics-of-sex is a compilation of ten essays written by various authors whose expertise spans the fields of pastoral ministry, teaching, science, and medicine. Covering a variety of standard subjects and hot-button issues, from homosexuality and transgenderism to the meaning of marriage and contraception, Ethics of Sex offers a timely and Christ-centered book on some of today’s most pressing issues.

The following excerpt from Chapter 4 offers a preview of Donna Harrison’s essay, titled “Contraception: An Embryo’s Point of View.”

 

Praise for From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis

“Intellectually stimulating” “Spiritually nourishing” “A masterpiece”

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Dr. Joel Heck’s latest book, From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis, is a detailed account of the fifteen-year journey Clive Staples Lewis took from atheism to theism and, eventually, to Christianity. Check out what others are saying about this “masterpiece.”

“I am a great admirer of Joel Heck’s philosophical insight and his diligence and thoroughness in research. In true form to the rest of his work, From Atheism to Christianity is both intellectually stimulating and spiritually nourishing and will prove to be a valuable addition to C. S. Lewis studies.”

—David C. Downing, R. W. Schlosser Professor of English, Elizabethtown College

A Preview of From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis

atheismtochristianityWritten by Dr. Joel Heck, professor at Concordia University Texas, From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis is the spiritual homecoming story of Clive Staples Lewis, a careful and thoughtful scholar who spent fifteen years journeying the long road from atheism to theism and, eventually, to Christianity. The following excerpt from Chapter 3 details the beginning of Lewis’s long journey back to faith in Jesus Christ.

Q&A with Dr. Joel D. Heck, Author of From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis

New from Concordia Publishing House is the story of how one of the world’s most famous atheists became one of its most famous Christians. Written by Dr. Joel Heck, professor at Concordia University Texas, From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis is the spiritual homecoming story of Clive Staples Lewis, a careful and thoughtful scholar who spent fifteen years journeying the long road from atheism to theism and, eventually, to Christianity.

We recently caught up with Dr. Heck and asked him to share more about himself and his book on one of the world’s most famous men.

In Commemoration of Wilhelm Loehe

On January 2, the Church commemorates the life and work of Wilhelm Loehe. Although Loehe lived his entire life in Germany, his teaching and mission efforts affected the world. His work was formative in the establishment of many American congregations as well as Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

Erika Geiger’s The Life, Work, and Influence of Wilhelm Loehe, 1808–1872, translated from the German by Rev. Wolf Knappe, outlines the impact Loehe had throughout his life. The following excerpt describes Loehe’s meeting with C. F. W. Walther and Friedrich Wyneken (the first and second presidents, respectively, of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) during their trip to Germany.

A Devotion for November 28

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Psalmody: Psalm 102:13–17
Additional Psalm: Psalm 85
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 2:1–22
Additional Reading: Isaiah 3:1–4:6
New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 1:13–25

 

 

 

 Prayer of the Day

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (L02)

Coming Soon: 1 Samuel, the Newest Volume in the Concordia Commentary Series

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Coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel contains author Andrew Steinmann’s original translation of the Book of 1 Samuel, verse-by-verse analysis of the Hebrew text, and a theological exposition of its message, both in its original setting in ancient Israel and for the Church today. Throughout the commentary, Steinmann provides extensive background information about the history, chronology, geography, archaeology, and culture that is needed to understand this biblical book.

Read the following excerpt to get a sneak peek at this newest addition to the Concordia Commentary series.

Q&A with Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Author of Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel

Dr. Andrew SteinmannWe are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the thirty-first volume in the Concordia Commentary series, 1 Samuel, written by Dr. Andrew Steinmann. In addition to being a prolific author (this is his fourth commentary in the series and only one of many other books he has written), Dr. Steinmann is also the Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew at Concordia University Chicago. Read the Q&A below to find out more about Dr. Steinmann, his ministry, and his newest commentary.


Lutheran Church Father Conrad Dieterich on the Importance of Teaching the Faith

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Featuring detailed biographical sketches and first-time English translations of some of the most well-known and respected writings from the era of Lutheran Orthodoxy (1580–1700), Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church offers today’s readers a treasure chest of knowledge and insight into the great teachers and their writings from this oft-forgotten and misunderstood era of the Lutheran Church.

The following was excerpted from Gerhard Bode’s chapter, in which he offers a thoughtful and comprehensive biography of Lutheran educator and pastor Conrad Dieterich (1575–1639), a man best known for his educational and catechetical writings, as well as a select translation of Dieterich’s Catechismus Predigt.