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Hearing Both Cries
October 17, 2017

Hearing Both Cries

The Bible’s sensitivity not only to the natural world but to economic justice for the lowly is truly remarkable, given Scripture’s origins during the influence of great ...

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Loyalties
October 15, 2017

Loyalties

I suspect that many of us might be a bit weary of Matthew by now. And to be honest, I thought I would be as well. But I have had a change of heart these past few months about the ...

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A Sincere Gesture
October 12, 2017

A Sincere Gesture

I recall many years ago a national politician who was known for his awkward and contrived way of relating to audiences. A comedian spoofed this politician by impersonating his speech, ...

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Preaching Stewardship: Confessions of a Convert
October 17, 2017

Preaching Stewardship: Confessions of a Convert

This is the time of year many preachers prepare sermons that focus, particularly, on stewardship. In today’s post (from our archives), David Lose shares his discoveries as ...

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Stewarding Your iPhone
October 10, 2017

Stewarding Your iPhone

Our series on the new book, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, wraps up this week, this time with a post by yours truly. My chapter in the book ...

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Stewardship of Life at its End
October 3, 2017

Stewardship of Life at its End

As new readers consider my new book, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, many have noted the diversity of new insights into stewardship. Sure, there’s ...

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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

SB564 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 29)

10-14-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 22, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL287: God Calls David

10-14-2017
This is the podcast for 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 51:10-14, the Narrative Lectionary reading for Oct. 22, 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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Raquel Lettsome  - The Craft of Preaching 2017

Raquel Lettsome - The Craft of Preaching 2017

Raquel St. Clair Lettsome preaches on Luke 13:10-17 and shares the process that she used to create the sermon at "Working Preacher Presents: The Craft of Preaching" on Oct. 3, 2017, at Luther Seminary. Dr. Lettsome is Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church, Warwick, N.Y., and Managing ...
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 ...