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Linger A Little
April 23, 2019

Linger A Little

Poor Thomas. Always the Sunday after Easter. Always misunderstand. We think Thomas doubts, but he doesn’t. As if that is a bad thing. As if faith can be faith without doubt. ...

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Change Is Possible and Needed
April 16, 2019

Change Is Possible and Needed

While the opportunities Scripture offers to speak directly of the beauty, power, and needs of the natural world are extremely frequent, especially in the Psalms, often the lectionary ...

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When Resurrection Matters
April 15, 2019

When Resurrection Matters

Happy Easter, Dear Working Preachers!

As I write this, I am wondering which resurrection narrative you are preaching on and why. Luke or John? Back in March, I spent five hours ...

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Seeds of Generosity
April 16, 2019

Seeds of Generosity

The assumption goes that congregation members can support the salaries of their leaders. But that’s not necessarily the case with prison ministries, college ministries, and ...

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Pounding on the Pulpit
April 9, 2019

Pounding on the Pulpit

What if people were inspired by love at the thought of stewardship, instead of sighing with exasperation? After all, isn’t stewardship ultimately about God’s love for ...

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Capital Success
April 2, 2019

Capital Success

One of the assignments I give students in our Money & the Mission of the Church class invites them to imagine stewardship from scratch. I invite them -- using the power of imagination ...

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February 8, 2018

Revelation: What does hope look like?

Craig Koester, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, responds to the question, "What does hope look like?" with reflection on his lifetime of study of the Book of Revelation. ...

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February 8, 2018

Revelation: Is the End Near?

Craig Koester, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, responds to the question, "Is the end near?" with reflection on his lifetime of study of the Book of Revelation. Koester ...

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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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Latest Podcasts and Video

Sermon Brainwave #659 - Easter Sunday

4-13-2019
Discussion on texts for Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 24:1-12; (Alt. Gospel) John 20:1-18; read more

NL Podcast 360: Easter

4-13-2019
Podcast on Matthew 28:1-10, the Narrative Lectionary readings for April 21, 2019 (Easter) featuring Profs. 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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Melanie Harris - 2019 Mid-Winter Convocation

Melanie Harris - 2019 Mid-Winter Convocation

"Ecowomanism: Earth Justice in Our Time," by Dr. Melanie Harris, Founder and Director, African American and Africana Studies and Professor of Religion and Ethics at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas; delivered Jan. 30, 2019, at Luther Seminary as part of the 2019 Mid-Winter ...
Marvin McMickle - Craft of Preaching 2018

Marvin McMickle - Craft of Preaching 2018

Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, presents a sermon on Genesis 4:1-9 and analysis on the sermon creation process itself; part of Working Preacher Presents: The Craft of Preaching held Oct. 1-3, 2018, at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Jody Harpstead - Rethinking Stewardship 2018

Jody Harpstead - Rethinking Stewardship 2018

"Ask Not What Your Church Can Do For You…" by Jody Harpstead, Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota; delivered Fri., July 27, at the 2018 Rethinking Stewardship conference at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
Fretheim Lecture: We, They and All in Paul's Letter to the Romans

Fretheim Lecture: We, They and All in Paul's Letter to the Romans

Beverly Roberts Gaventa Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Baylor University The deepening fractures in North America around a host of issues trouble many people, within and beyond traditional religious institutions. Words like “we” and “they” dot the landscape of Paul’s letter ...