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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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Speaking Up for a Living God
August 20, 2017

Speaking Up for a Living God

The tension between, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" and "But who do you say that I am?" is the homiletical tension of this Gospel text. It is the hermeneutical tension ...

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Valuing What God Makes
August 15, 2017

Valuing What God Makes

Everyone knows, practically every day, the cost of a gallon of gasoline at the local pump. What we may not recognize so constantly are its hidden costs, the environmental costs ...

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Learning How to Preach Again
August 13, 2017

Learning How to Preach Again

It’s good to be back, Dear Working Preachers. Yes, it is always good to come home after an extended trip, but it’s good to be back writing this column (again, my gratitude ...

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Can the Church Steward Work?
August 15, 2017

Can the Church Steward Work?

Just like the word “stewardship,” “vocation” is one of those words we often throw around the church without stopping to consider its implications. Sure, ...

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Stewardship of Time
August 8, 2017

Stewardship of Time

Our newsletter series on my new book, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, launches today. First up is writer and pastor, MaryAnn McKibben Dana on the ...

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Introducing: "Beyond the Offering Plate"
August 1, 2017

Introducing: "Beyond the Offering Plate"

Today marks the official release date of a new stewardship book edited by yours truly! Titled, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, in ten approachable ...

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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

SB555 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 21)

8-19-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Aug. 27, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL278: Preaching Series on Sacraments

8-19-2017
This is the podcast for the Narrative Lectionary's 4-week preaching series on sacraments (Aug. 13-Sept. 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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Ellen F. Davis - 2017 Rutlen Lecture on Faith and Creation

Ellen F. Davis - 2017 Rutlen Lecture on Faith and Creation

Dr. Ellen F. Davis (Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School) delivers the 2017 Robert William Ruotsalainen Rutlen and Elizabeth Jane Runn Rutlen Lecture on Faith and Creation, titled "Land and Kin: Reimagining Our Humanity through the Bible." The ...
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 ...