Concordia Journal

Article Title

Talking to Jesus

Short Title

Talking to Jesus

Document Type



Concordia Journal, Winter 2015, volume 41, doctrine, pharisees, post-modernism, magisterial, Melanchthon, fides quae, corpus doctrinae

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


If the beginning of the twenty-first century is marked by “Epicurean indifference,” the temptation to doctrinally focused people is, quoting Melanchthon again, “Pharisaic pride.” What Jesus said to the ancient Pharisees can help us resist this subtle temptation to imagine that we own the truth.


Practical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 23:15; Acts 9:2; Matthew 23:1‒3; Psalm 137:4; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Mark 12:24; 2 Corinthians 5:10; John 3:1-2; John 3:10; John 3:16; John 6:37; 1 Peter 1:17; James 3:1;

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Submission Audience

Ministers; Scholars

People in this Resource (separated by commas)

Martin Schalling, Martin Luther,