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Karoline Lewis

Take the Incarnation Seriously: Read Scripture | Worship

Tags: incarnation, meaning, proclamation, reading aloud, Scripture, worship

When it comes to worship, I wonder when we forgot that God became human? When, that is, did we stop taking the incarnation seriously in our worship practices? When did we get comfortable with the “Word became flesh” in worship? When did we start to ignore that God’s presence is at stake when it comes to what we do in our worship and preaching?


This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Karoline Lewis

Karoline Lewis holds the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Homiletics at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. She is the author of Rereading the "Shepherd Discourse:" Restoring the Integrity of John 9:39-10:21 (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008), the introduction and study notes for the Gospel of John in the Lutheran Study Bible (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) and co-author of New Proclamation: Year B, 2009, Easter through Christ the King (Fortress Press, 2009). She is also a frequent contributor to Wor