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Small Thing, Abundant Growth
October 17, 2018

Small Thing, Abundant Growth

One of our sons-in-law works in plant pathology. Recently he took us to visit the lab and greenhouse where he works to discover the genetic makeup of various strains of wheat. It’s ...

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Be Careful What You Wish For
October 14, 2018

Be Careful What You Wish For

“Be careful what you wish for.” We are all too familiar with this phrase and have a pretty good idea of what it means -- you may very well get what you wish for but ...

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What Do You Lack?
October 8, 2018

What Do You Lack?

“You lack one thing.” There is great irony in Jesus’ statement, isn’t there? We can likely assume that given his wealth, his many possessions, the rich man ...

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Who is Giving? Part 1
October 16, 2018

Who is Giving? Part 1

When I was newly ordained, I had an unexpected opportunity to preach at a large youth conference. As part of my preparation for the event I asked a mentor -- a frequent speaker ...

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Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings - Part 2
October 9, 2018

Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings - Part 2

In this week’s post, Larry Strenge suggests some practical ways pastors and other stewardship leaders might engage in conversations concerning money. Very helpfully, Larry ...

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Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings - Part 1
October 2, 2018

Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings - Part 1

In today’s post, pastor Larry Strenge considers stewardship leadership and rural ministry settings. His wise words, though, are relevant to all of us, urban, suburban, and ...

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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 #628 - Ordinary 29 (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)

10-13-2018
Discussion on texts for Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 21, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 10:35-45; read more

NL Podcast 330: David and Bathsheba

10-13-2018
Podcast on 2 Samuel 11:1-5,26-27; 12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9, the Narrative Lectionary readings for Oct. 21, 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 ...