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Bathsheba and Preaching in the #MeToo Era
May 22, 2019

Bathsheba and Preaching in the #MeToo Era

For over a decade, I’ve been researching the various ways that Bathsheba can -- and has -- been interpreted throughout the centuries. I am convinced all the gaps in the narrative, ...

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Keep My Words
May 21, 2019

Keep My Words

“Whoever does not love me does not keep my words.”

This past week was the 27th Festival of Homiletics, thus the tardy post for the column this week, Dear Working Preachers. ...

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Real Love
May 12, 2019

Real Love

Love is hard. So very hard.

If you don’t think so, just look at what the Revised Common Lectionary does for this Sunday. Rather than tell the truth about love, love is lifted ...

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Gratitude & Grace
May 21, 2019

Gratitude & Grace

There are many G-words in the English-speaking church world; God, Good, Glory, Giving. But in the work of stewardship and congregation maintenance, peering closely at budgets and ...

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Unwrapping the Annual Campaign
May 13, 2019

Unwrapping the Annual Campaign

The annual stewardship appeal ripples through many congregations in the fall, but the planning should begin much earlier. In today’s post, my colleague Catherine Malotky shares ...

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No More Junk Mail
May 7, 2019

No More Junk Mail

Stewardship ministry is about big, conceptual, theological challenges. And, it’s also be about smaller, tactical, practical choices. In today’s newsletter I consider ...

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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 #664 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

5-18-2019
Discussion on texts for Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 26, 2019): (Gospel) John 14:23-29; (First Reading) read more

NL Podcast 366: Hope of Resurrection

5-25-2019
Podcast on Romans 6:1-14, the Narrative Lectionary readings for June 2, 2019 (Hope of Resurrection) 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 ...