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The True Kingdom
November 20, 2018

The True Kingdom

Dear Working Preachers, many of you also listen to Working Preacher’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. As a result, you know that I am an adder. That is, add a few verses ...

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Writing Sermons, Writing Prayers: What's the Difference?
November 20, 2018

Writing Sermons, Writing Prayers: What's the Difference?

We’ve all heard them: preachers that add a “w” to the word “God.” “Gaaaa-wd calls us to luuuu-uuve our neighbor,” turning one-syllable ...

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Preaching + Poverty
November 13, 2018

Preaching + Poverty

The men’s Bible study and breakfast crew were all over 70 years old. One morning we went around the circle and shared our “poor foods,” the foods we never want ...

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A Holy Process toward Stewardship Speaking: Part 2
November 20, 2018

A Holy Process toward Stewardship Speaking: Part 2

Last week, Rev. Anna Ostenso Moore described her journey to “yes…and stewardship.” This week, Anna describes her wise, winding path toward claiming stewardship’s ...

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A Holy Process towards Stewardship Speaking: Part 1
November 13, 2018

A Holy Process towards Stewardship Speaking: Part 1

In this week’s post, Rev. Anna Ostenso Moore describes her recent journey to “yes” and stewardship. Even for those of us who love preaching, addressing money in ...

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The Ministry of Stewarding Stories
November 6, 2018

The Ministry of Stewarding Stories

What is it, exactly, that pastors do? The pastoral vocation might be described in specific tasks: preaching, visiting, presiding, leading meetings, praying. Stepping back, though, ...

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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 #634 - Ordinary 34 (Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday)

11-17-2018
Discussion on texts for Christ the King / Reign of Christ Sunday (Nov. 25, 2018): (Gospel) John 18:33-37; read more

NL Podcast 335: Jeremiah's Temple Sermon

11-17-2018
Podcast on Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11, the Narrative Lectionary readings for Nov. 25, 2018 (Jeremiah's Temple 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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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 ...
Andrew Root - 2018 Mid-Winter Convocation

Andrew Root - 2018 Mid-Winter Convocation

"Taking Einstein to Youth Ministry: Faith, Science, and the Faith Formation of Young People," by Dr. Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary, delivered Jan. 24, 2018, at Luther Seminary as part of the 2018 Mid-Winter ...