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Preaching About Racism in Lent
March 19, 2019

Preaching About Racism in Lent

The emotions of Lent: what feelings are evoked from putting ashes on our foreheads or talking about Jesus’ journey to the cross? What kinds of emotions do these stories bring ...

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Fig Trees and Repentance
March 19, 2019

Fig Trees and Repentance

"Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans?”

If Jesus didn’t ask this question, others surely ...

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Determination
March 11, 2019

Determination

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.”

This is the verse behind the Gospel passage for this coming Sunday. Nothing will ...

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Strategic Giving for Retirees
March 19, 2019

Strategic Giving for Retirees

I’ve always found it fascinating that the season of Lent includes “tax season” as well. Might we use the liturgical time of self-reflection, penitence, and realignment ...

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Millenials! Am I right?
March 12, 2019

Millenials! Am I right?

A healthy stewardship approach is taught by example, recognition, and constructive feedback - not shame and stereotypes. Yet even in the church, young people are often the ...

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Engaging Millennials & More Cashless Giving
March 5, 2019

Engaging Millennials & More Cashless Giving

The rate of change for many of our congregations doesn’t quite keep up with shifts in the broader culture. Oftentimes, that serves as a blessing. At other times -- especially ...

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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 #654 - Third Sunday in Lent

3-16-2019
Discussion on texts for Third Sunday in Lent (March 24, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 13:1-9; (First Reading) Isaiah read more

NL Podcast 355: Wedding Banquet

3-16-2019
Podcast on Matthew 22:1-14, the Narrative Lectionary readings for March 24, 2019 (Wedding Banquet) featuring 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 ...