"Psalm 23," 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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Introduction to the Narrative Lectionary
by Rolf Jacobson
The narrative lectionary is a set of readings for Christian worship, which moves through the overarching biblical story in a ninth-month period.
The narrative lectionary respects the traditional Christian church year, with its principal festivals and seasons -- Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. It also respects the rhythms of the school year or program year, which influence the program lives of many congregations.
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2020-21 Readings (Year 3)
2020-21 Worship Resources
The narrative lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. Read more.
Narrative Lectionary 000: Introduction
September 04, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Kathryn Schifferdecker, and Craig Koester for "I Love to Tell the Story," a weekly conversation on the narrative lectionary.