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July 26-28, 2017

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Oct. 2-4, 2017

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In the Fields of the Lord
July 16, 2017

In the Fields of the Lord

While Karoline Lewis takes a short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for four weeks.

When I explore Matthew’s Gospel with classes and congregations, ...

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Never Empty
July 9, 2017

Never Empty

Dear Working Preachers, last week, taking a cue from Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest,”I wrote about ...

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Preaching + Mental Illness
July 8, 2017

Preaching + Mental Illness

“To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8: 6

I start with a deep, centering breath prayer. Closing my eyes, ...

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Singing Stewardship
July 18, 2017

Singing Stewardship

I’m writing this week’s post while leading parts of a Worship and Music Conference in beautiful Montreat, North Carolina. After singing dozens of hymns in daily worship ...

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Extreme Heat
July 11, 2017

Extreme Heat

Stewardship, like much of ministry, quickly pushes congregations back to mission and vision. It causes us to ask questions like: What is the Spirit up to in this place? Where are ...

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Stewardship Ministry with Retired People (Part 2)
June 27, 2017

Stewardship Ministry with Retired People (Part 2)

This week, Charles Lane continues his two-week series on stewardship ministry with retired people. I read it on my laptop, but even so, I wanted to underline and highlight each ...

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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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SB550 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 16)

7-15-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 23, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL277: Preaching Series on Ephesians

7-15-2017
This is the podcast for the Narrative Lectionary's 4-week preaching series on Ephesians (July 16-Aug. 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 ...