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Faith and Creation Lecture

San Antonio, Texas | May 15-19, 2017

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July 26-28, 2017

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Oct. 2-4, 2017

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Not Peace but a Sword
June 19, 2017

Not Peace but a Sword

“Not peace but a sword.” I resist this saying of Jesus. I resist it a lot, not only because it sounds so wrong. On so many levels. I resist it because deep down I know ...

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Jumpstart the Conversation this Summer
June 13, 2017

Jumpstart the Conversation this Summer

Last week I sat with members of a tall-steeple church who expressed deep frustration that, despite encouragement, their pastor refused to preach on environmental issues. He was ...

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The Laborers Are Few
June 11, 2017

The Laborers Are Few

“Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.” What would the world look like if the primary ways by which we imagined how to follow Jesus were ...

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Stewardship Ministry with Retired People (Part 1)
June 20, 2017

Stewardship Ministry with Retired People (Part 1)

It’s a true pleasure to welcome back to the CSL newsletter, a familiar writer you long-term subscribers, Charles Lane. I commend Chick’s wise words on a seldom addressed ...

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Stewardship in Times of Transition
June 13, 2017

Stewardship in Times of Transition

As the old saying goes, “change is the only constant.” In today’s post, Angela Denker considers what change has to do with stewardship. On one hand, stewardship ...

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Stewarding Attention (III of III): Cultivating Curious Christians
June 6, 2017

Stewarding Attention (III of III): Cultivating Curious Christians

In the final post of our “Stewarding Attention” series, today Jason Misselt moves to some practical suggestions congregations might employ. While on a very different ...

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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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SB546 - Third Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 12)

6-17-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Third Sunday after Pentecost (June 25, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL276: Preaching Series on Psalms

6-17-2017
This is the podcast for the Narrative Lectionary's 5-week preaching series on the Psalms (June 11-July 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 ...