"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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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by Joy J. Moore
The Challenge of Familiarity
Christmas familiarity -- fragrance, family, and feasts.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
For historical backgrounds that may underlie this complex passage, please see the entries by Terence Fretheim (Christmas 2009) and Karoline Lewis (Christmas 2010).
Psalm 96 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 96 is one of five psalms in Book Four of the Psalter that are classified as Enthronement Psalms, psalms that celebrate the reign of God as king over all creation.
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
This passage stands out as a theological gem in the midst of the moral exhortations of Titus.
by David Lose
December 24, 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 210: Lectionary Texts for Dec. 24, 2011.
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Christmas Eve: Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96 (11), Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]