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Feb. 2, 2017

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July 26-28, 2017

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Oct. 2-4, 2017

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Mapping God's Promises
January 15, 2017

Mapping God's Promises

Many of you know that early on in Sermon Brainwave history, I became known as the geography maven. I am the one who usually points out in a passage a geographical reference. Geography ...

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Preaching Moment 326: Otis Moss III on Preaching like MLK Jr.
January 13, 2017

Preaching Moment 326: Otis Moss III on Preaching like MLK Jr.

Dr. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, said, "I think all of us should have prophetic proclivities. You may not see yourself in the prophetic tradition, ...

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Feed Me!: What I Long to Hear from My Pew, Wheelchair, and Hospital Bed
January 10, 2017

Feed Me!: What I Long to Hear from My Pew, Wheelchair, and Hospital Bed

I have spent the better part of the last 35 years trying to become a better preacher. I would try to impress my homiletics professors and fellow seminary students with my theological ...

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Transforming Stewardship for Climate Action
January 10, 2017

Transforming Stewardship for Climate Action

Many things strike me about today’s post by Kyle Meyaard-Schaap of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. First, I appreciate the urgency and theology. I’m also struck, ...

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Stewardship Resolutions
January 3, 2017

Stewardship Resolutions

Well, we’re three days into 2017. How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? My gym is bustling with new members, but come late February…well, if last year is ...

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Stewarding the Christmas Story
December 20, 2016

Stewarding the Christmas Story

What does stewardship have to do with Advent and Christmas? Tithing 10% of what’s under the tree? Today’s writer, Scott Jacob, suggests how we might be stewards of more ...

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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

SB521 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

1-14-2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Third Sunday after Epiphany (Jan. 22, 2017): (Gospel) read more

NL253: Great Catch of Fish

1-14-2017
This podcast on Luke 5:1-11, the Narrative Lectionary reading for Jan. 22, 2017, features Profs. Rolf 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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Aus Lecture - Lost and Found

Aus Lecture - Lost and Found

The members of Lost and Found, Michael Bridges and George Baum, have been traveling around the world performing concerts of their original music and making friends in the process, since they were in high school. Just as they started their musical tours by riding bicycles coast to ...
Jay Beech - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

Jay Beech - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

"Who is Worship For?," by Jay Beech (Executive Director, The Center for Worship and Music Studies), delivered July 28, 2016, at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
Theresa Cho - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

Theresa Cho - Rethinking Sunday Morning (2016)

"It All Started with the Removal of One Pew" by Theresa Cho (Co-Pastor, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, San Francisco), delivered July 27, 2016, at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.
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."