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  • Through the Shadowlands: A Handbook on Dying, Funerals, and the Care of the Grieving
    Senkbeil, Harold L. Through the Shadowlands: A Handbook on Dying, Funerals, and the Care of the Grieving Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. These familiar words of Psalm 23 chart the direction for a Christian family facing the reality of death. Here God identifies our … Read more
  • Why Are You Weeping? An Exegetical and Ontological Remark on John 20:13&15
    Schulz, Gregory P. Why Are You Weeping? An exegetical and ontological remark on John 20:13 &15. “Why are you weeping?” (John 20:13 & 15). First, the angels asked her. Then, Jesus asked Mary the very same question. Why? Well, it was the morning of that first Easter, after all! We know that the question was part … Read more
  • Against Heterosexuality
    Hannon, Michael Against Heterosexuality First Things, March 2014. “Gender” and “orientation” in biblical perspective. Alasdair MacIntyre once quipped that “facts, like telescopes and wigs for gentlemen, were a seventeenth-century invention.” Something similar can be said about sexual orientation: Heterosexuals, like typewriters and urinals (also, obviously, for gentlemen), were an invention of the 1860s. Contrary to our cultural … Read more
  • What About Porn?
    Senkbeil, Harold L. What About Porn? Lutheran Witness, 2015. First, pornography feeds fantasy. It encourages men (and many women too) to think of sex abstractly, thus denigrating God’s good and perfect gift of sexuality. God made our first parents male and female, and from their sexual union came all humanity. Ever since He brought Eve from Adam’s … Read more
  • Pastoral Care and Sex
    Senkbeil, Harold L., Pastoral Care and Sex Concordia Theological Quarterly, July/October 2015, 79:3-4, 329-345. In the utter confusion that reigns supreme in our culture regarding sexuality and marriage, it is tempting for pastors to put on other hats in order to address the chaos. And capable historians, psychologists, and sociologists certainly have much to contribute in matters … Read more


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