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Treasured Possessions?
July 24, 2016

Treasured Possessions?

We moved my mom into a nursing home last week. If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that she has Parkinson’s. She also has been diagnosed with aortic valve ...

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How Much More?
July 17, 2016

How Much More?

I am writing this column from beautiful Bay View, Michigan, a Chautauqua on the northern shore of Lake Michigan, where I am the preacher/lecturer for the week. I teach in the mornings, ...

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No Comparison
July 10, 2016

No Comparison

Martha, Martha, Martha.

If you grew up when I did, you got that reference. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia -- of Brady Bunch fame. The oldest sibling of three daughters. The one who always ...

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Generosity For You, Not From You
July 19, 2016

Generosity For You, Not From You

A lot of stewardship books find their way to my desk and then, if I’m honest, to an ever-growing stack beside it. In this week’s newsletter, I reflect on one of those ...

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How to Give? However You Can
July 12, 2016

How to Give? However You Can

Before our July 4 recess, Rev. Dr. Katie Hays shared why people in her new congregation, Galileo Church, give. This week, Katie explains how they give. I love the image of offering ...

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Why Give? Because Jesus Gave Us Work To Do
June 28, 2016

Why Give? Because Jesus Gave Us Work To Do

A church that throws parties, enters floats in parades, and shows up at community festivals? These are all aspects of the work Rev. Dr. Katie Hays supports as lead evangelist in ...

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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

SB494 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 18)

7-23-2016
Discussion on texts for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 18) (July 31, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 12:13-21; read more

NL229: Preaching Series on Job

7-23-2016
This podcast discusses the six-week summer preaching series on Job, July 3 - Aug. 7, 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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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
Mary Jane Haemig - 2016 Mid-Winter Convocation

Mary Jane Haemig - 2016 Mid-Winter Convocation

"Tough Lives, Honest Talk: Martin Luther on Prayer," by Dr. Mary Jane Haemig (Professor of Church History, Director of the Reformation Research Program, Luther Seminary) delivered Feb. 3, 2016, at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
Karoline Lewis - 2015 Celebration of Biblical Preaching

Karoline Lewis - 2015 Celebration of Biblical Preaching

Dr. Karoline Lewis (Marbury Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching and Associate Professor of Homiletics, Luther Seminary) speaks about the courage to preach, Oct. 5, 2015, at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.