"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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Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by Ginger Barfield
This text should carry a warning statement for those of us who dare to preach from it.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
Isaiah 9:1 is not a part of the lectionary text, but helps put this Christmas Eve text in historical and literary context.
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Marion L. Soards
Although the organizers of the lectionary have selected this passage from The Letter of Paul to Titus (the formal title for this writing) for use on Christmas Eve, in order to appreciate the text effectively, ...
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Brainwave 094: Lectionary Texts for 27 December 2009
December 24, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for the First Sunday of Christmas