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Ellen F. Davis with Krista Tippett | Apr. 25, 2017

Faith and Creation Lecture

San Antonio, Texas | May 15-19, 2017

Festival of Homiletics

July 26-28, 2017

Rethinking Church

Oct. 2-4, 2017

The Craft of Preaching

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Change Matters
February 19, 2017

Change Matters

Dear Working Preachers, I feel like I need to begin with some rather unsolicited advice: do not preach some sort of sermon on the how the Transfiguration matters. Preach about how ...

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Preaching Moment 331: Adam Hamilton on the Courage to Preach
February 17, 2017

Preaching Moment 331: Adam Hamilton on the Courage to Preach

Adam Hamilton discusses how the personal conviction based on your reading of the text. Like Jeremiah, the preacher has a message (based on the text) to share with the people.

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Designing the Mystery: Preaching at the Sending Rite
February 14, 2017

Designing the Mystery: Preaching at the Sending Rite

In a previous congregation, we ended every liturgy by processing to the back of the worship space. The congregation turned toward the cross as it passed by. At the end of communion, ...

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Doing Your Homework
February 21, 2017

Doing Your Homework

Remember that old game called “telephone?” You gather with a group in a big circle and you whisper a message to the person beside you, who quietly passes that same ...

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Stewardship Marathon: Top Ten Takeaways
February 14, 2017

Stewardship Marathon: Top Ten Takeaways

For a project to be revealed later (how’s that for suspense?), Alex Benson has recently read through hundreds of past stewardship newsletters. I thought that presented a wonderful ...

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Subversive Generosity
February 7, 2017

Subversive Generosity

I recently came across a stewardship angle totally new to me. That’s a bit strange, though, because it’s in quite an old book. Back in 1954, Jacques Ellul wrote that ...

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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

SB526 - Transfiguration of Our Lord

2-18-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Transfiguration of Our Lord (Feb. 26, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL258: Transfiguration

2-18-2017
This podcast on Luke 9:28-45, the Narrative Lectionary reading for Feb. 26, 2017, features Profs. Rolf read more

(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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Kenneth Mtata - Burgess Lecture 2017

Kenneth Mtata - Burgess Lecture 2017

"Transforming Biblical Hermeneutics: The Bible as a Resource for Holistic Renewal in Africa in Light of the Reformation." Dr. Kenneth Mtata is general secretary of the Council of Churches in Zimbabwe. Mtata is widely published, especially from the two main Lutheran World Federation ...
Tom Long - The Craft of Preaching 2016

Tom Long - The Craft of Preaching 2016

Dr. Thomas G. Long preaches on Mark 7 -- and then shares the process that he used to create the sermon -- at "Working Preacher Presents: The Craft of Preaching" on Oct. 4, 2016, at Luther Seminary. Dr. Long is Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory ...
MLK Jr. Day: Guide My Feet - Worship with Danny Givens Jr.

MLK Jr. Day: Guide My Feet - Worship with Danny Givens Jr.

Danny Givens Jr., Senior Pastor, Above Every Name Ministries Musical Guests: The Poetic Diaspora Band Schedule of Events: 8:30 a.m. Native American Speaker: Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons, Ojibwe/First Nations, USA 9 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ericka Huggins, Professor, Black ...
MLK Jr. Day: Guide My Feet - Ericka Huggins

MLK Jr. Day: Guide My Feet - Ericka Huggins

Ericka Huggins, Professor, Black Panther Leader, Human Rights Activist Schedule of MLK Jr. Day Events in OCC Chapel: 8:30 a.m. Native American Speaker: Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons, Ojibwe/First Nations, USA 9 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ericka Huggins, Professor, Black Panther ...