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Preaching Angry
September 19, 2017

Preaching Angry

Whoa.

Has it really been a year since my last contribution?

Good thing not much has happened in the past year :-)

For me these past months have been revealing as I have seen ...

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A Beatitude Kind of World
September 17, 2017

A Beatitude Kind of World

This past week I presented at an amazing conference held in Waco, Texas, called “Nevertheless SHE Preached.”

A grassroots event, dreamt by two female Baptist preachers ...

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Preaching + Forgiveness
September 12, 2017

Preaching + Forgiveness

During my years of active ministry in the parish, I had many opportunities to preach on Matthew 18, the Gospel for last week (Matthew 18:15-20) and for this coming Sunday (Matthew ...

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Speaking of Generosity
September 19, 2017

Speaking of Generosity

The question of language comes up a lot in stewardship circles. I think the search for the right words suggests our discomfort with the present realities of stewardship in congregations. ...

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Fostering Stewardship
September 12, 2017

Fostering Stewardship

It’s not often I find a truly fresh, inspiring, new angle on stewardship, but today’s post is exactly that. I met Andy Nelson many years ago -- when he was in seminary, ...

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Anxious Stewardship
September 5, 2017

Anxious Stewardship

As fall stewardship season gets close, many church leaders approach the conversation about money, budgets, and mission with anxiety. This emotion is a reality we must face, certainly, ...

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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

SB560 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 25)

9-16-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Sept. 24, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL283: Jacob's Dream

9-16-2017
This is the podcast for Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17, the Narrative Lectionary reading for Sept. 24, 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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Tod Bolsinger plenary - Rethinking Church 2017

Tod Bolsinger plenary - Rethinking Church 2017

"Canoeing the Mountains," Tod Bolsinger, Vice President for Vocation and Formation, Fuller Seminary; delivered Wed., July 26, at the 2017 Rethinking Church conference at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
Tod Bolsinger plenary - Rethinking Church 2017

Tod Bolsinger plenary - Rethinking Church 2017

"Canoeing the Mountains," Tod Bolsinger, Vice President for Vocation and Formation, Fuller Seminary; delivered Wed., July 26, at the 2017 Rethinking Church conference at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
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 ...