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A Level Plain Perspective
February 11, 2019

A Level Plain Perspective

At first blush, we could easily assess Luke’s version of the Beatitudes as simply different than Matthew’s. After all, each is demonstrative of the Evangelist’s ...

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Church Announcements: Interruption or Liturgy?
February 5, 2019

Church Announcements: Interruption or Liturgy?

Last year Working Preacher gathered a talented group of clergy to discuss the interaction between preaching and liturgy.

I’m not sure when the conversation took the turn ...

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Catching People
February 4, 2019

Catching People

“Catching people” might not sit very well with a number of our congregants. Compared to the parallel accounts in Matthew and Mark where the phrase is, “fishing ...

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Illuminating Stewardship in Today’s Culture
February 12, 2019

Illuminating Stewardship in Today’s Culture

Stewardship is an act of practical theology. Accordingly, context matters deeply. In today’s post, pastor Larissa Kwong Abazia engages the contextual challenges of contemporary ...

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Sharing Bicycles, Sharing Waste
February 5, 2019

Sharing Bicycles, Sharing Waste

The negative impact of experimental projects, especially in business, is typically measured financially. Yet whether there are gains or losses in the view of the stakeholders, the ...

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All Together in One Place
January 29, 2019

All Together in One Place

The end of the month is always a good time to reflect on the past. This time we are looking way back, to the culture of the second century Christian Church, as described in the ...

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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 #648 - Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

2-9-2019
Discussion on texts for Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (Feb. 17, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 6:17-26; (First Reading) read more

NL Podcast 349: Parables of the Kingdom

2-9-2019
Podcast on Matthew 13:24-43, the Narrative Lectionary readings for Feb. 17, 2019 (Parables of the Kingdom) 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 ...