"Celebration," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20 Commentary
by Joy J. Moore
Luke's narrative moves to invite us to recognize that the breathtaking account of the birth of Christ cannot be contained in a twenty-minute children's pageant.
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Isaiah 62:6-12 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Isaiah 62:6-12 is the Proper 2 Old Testament Christmas reading every year.
Psalm 97 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 97 is one of only seven psalms in the book of Psalms that is classified as an enthronement psalm (Psalms 47, 93, 95-99).
Titus 3:4-7 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Titus 3:4-7 is the second theological gem of this letter, along with 2:11-14.
by David Lose
December 25, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Do you remember those movies from the sixties, when they would soften the edges of the leading actress -- be it Doris Day or Grace Kelly -- on close ups? ...
Brainwave 211: Lectionary Texts for Dec. 25, 2011.
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Christmas Day: Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97 (11), Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20