About Dr. Paul Edmon

Dr. Paul Edmon is from Seattle, Washington and now resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has his B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington in 2004 and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in 2010. He is professional staff at Harvard University and acts as liaison between Center for Astrophysics and Research Computing. A life long Lutheran, he is formerly a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle and University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis. He now attends First Lutheran Church (FLC) of Boston where he teaches Lutheran Essentials. He sings bass in the FLC choir and Canto Armonico. He was elected to the Concordia Seminary St. Louis Board of Regents in 2016. He is single and among his manifold interests are scotch, football, anime, board games, mythology, history, philosophy, and general nerdiness. The views expressed here are his own and do not represent Harvard University or Concordia Seminary. Twitter: @pauledmon

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Holy Baptism

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;     with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;     in the heavens you will establish your … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Seventh Petition

This entry is part 1 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. 4 Even … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Sixth Petition

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,     which cannot be moved, but abides forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,     so the Lord surrounds his people,     from this time forth and forevermore. 3 For the scepter of wickedness shall … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fifth Petition

This entry is part 23 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,     whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,     and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fourth Petition

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Bless the Lord, O my soul!     O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,     stretching out the heavens like a tent. 3 He lays the beams … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Third Petition

This entry is part 21 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  I will extol you, my God and King,     and bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you     and praise your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,     and his … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Second Petition

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof,     the world and those who dwell therein, 2 for he has founded it upon the seas     and established it upon the rivers. 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?     And … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: First Petition

This entry is part 19 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;     sing to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;     tell of his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations,     his marvelous works among … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer

This entry is part 18 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me!     Give ear to my voice when I call to you! 2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,     and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Third Article

This entry is part 17 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy     blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,     and cleanse me from my sin! 3 For I know my transgressions,     and my sin … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Second Article

This entry is part 16 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Why do the nations rage     and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,     and the rulers take counsel together,     against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart     and cast … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: First Article

This entry is part 15 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!     Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;     make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him a new song;     play skillfully on … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Introduction to the Apostles’ Creed

This entry is part 14 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

      The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”     They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;     there is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,     to see if … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Conclusion of the Ten Commandments

This entry is part 13 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,     who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His offspring will be mighty in the land;     the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Ninth and Tenth Commandments

This entry is part 12 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech,     and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words,     whose voice is not heard. 4 Their … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Eighth Commandment

This entry is part 11 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

    O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?     Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right     and speaks truth in his heart; 3 who does not slander with his tongue     and … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Seventh Commandment

This entry is part 10 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

        Fret not yourself because of evildoers;     be not envious of wrongdoers! 2 For they will soon fade like the grass     and wither like the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;     dwell in the land … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Sixth Commandment

This entry is part 9 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

    My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;     I address my verses to the king;     my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men;     grace is poured upon … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fifth Commandment

This entry is part 8 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down     and are acquainted with all … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fourth Commandment

This entry is part 7 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  Unless the Lord builds the house,     those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early     and go late to … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Third Commandment

This entry is part 6 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  How lovely is your dwelling place,     O Lord of hosts! 2 My soul longs, yes, faints     for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy     to the living God. 3 Even the sparrow finds a home,     and … Continue reading