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Durable Faith
September 27, 2016

Durable Faith

Jesus’ commandment to love God, others, and self seems like an easy message to convey. People want, need, and long for love, right? Yet, ask any preacher. She or he will tell ...

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The Increments of Faith
September 25, 2016

The Increments of Faith

One of the hardest things about being a teacher of preachers is that I don’t serve a church. I sometimes feel like I exist in a performative contradiction. Why would people ...

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Preaching Wholeness: I'm Back!
September 22, 2016

Preaching Wholeness: I'm Back!

After a bit of a break, I am grateful for the opportunity to once again be part of Working Preacher’s blogging community. Thanks to Luther Seminary for the invitation!

In ...

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Giving Days
September 27, 2016

Giving Days

Today’s newsletter focuses on a growing area of fundraising and non-profit giving: Giving Days. Henri Nouwen once wrote, “Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe ...

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The Stewardship of White Privilege
September 20, 2016

The Stewardship of White Privilege

In recent months, I’ve repeatedly been drawn to questions that connect race and stewardship. To blindly approach white privilege as a “gift” to be stewarded seems ...

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Diapers, Glitter Glue, and Unexpected Lessons in Stewardship
September 13, 2016

Diapers, Glitter Glue, and Unexpected Lessons in Stewardship

I’m happy to introduce Alex Benson this week, a student at Luther Seminary and editorial assistant for this CSL newsletter. Alex’s post is a great example of how our ...

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(One of) My Favorite Bible Passage(s) - Exodus 24-40
December 1, 2015

(One of) My Favorite Bible Passage(s) - Exodus 24-40

Podcast features Luther Seminary professors Eric Barreto, Kathryn Schifferdecker and Sarah Henrich.

How to choose? Almost every script passage repays study by unfolding into a ...

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Wonder and Inquiry - Diane Jacobson on Psalm 121
November 1, 2015

Wonder and Inquiry - Diane Jacobson on Psalm 121

My favorite Bible passage for today is Psalm 121.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills-- from where will my help come?
2 My help is from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will ...

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No Favorite, but Plenty of 'Aha' Moments - Fred Gaiser
October 1, 2015

No Favorite, but Plenty of 'Aha' Moments - Fred Gaiser

Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard and Fred Gaiser. Article written by Fred Gaiser.

When asked about my favorite Bible passage, my first response is that I don’t ...

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Latest Podcasts and Video

SB503 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 27)

9-24-2016
Discussion on texts for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 27) (Oct. 2, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 17:5-10; read more

NL234: Passover and Deliverance

9-24-2016
This Narrative Lectionary podcast discusses Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8, the reading for Oct. 2, 2016.

(One of) My Favorite Bible Passage(s) - Exodus 24-40

12-1-2015

Podcast features Luther Seminary professors Eric Barreto, Kathryn Schifferdecker and Sarah Henrich.

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Jay Beech - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

Jay Beech - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

"Who is Worship For?," by Jay Beech (Executive Director, The Center for Worship and Music Studies), delivered July 28, 2016, at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
Theresa Cho - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

Theresa Cho - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

"It All Started with the Removal of One Pew" by Theresa Cho (Co-Pastor, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, San Francisco), delivered July 27, 2016, at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
Dennis Olson - 2016 Fretheim Lecture

Dennis Olson - 2016 Fretheim Lecture

Dr. Dennis Olson (Charles Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary) delivers the 2016 Fretheim Lecture in Biblical Theology, titled "My God, Why? The Variety of Biblical Responses to Human Suffering."
Burgess Lecture - The Rev. Dr. Elieshi Ayo Mungure

Burgess Lecture - The Rev. Dr. Elieshi Ayo Mungure

The Global Nature of the Reformation: Why Africa’s Contribution Matters