"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 Craig A. Satterlee
For years I have wondered whether the Christmas Eve sermon is of any consequence.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
Psalm 96 Commentary
by Shauna Hannan
Is it too idealistic to think that Christmas Eve is one of those times when so many of us (if not all) are ready and willing to do what this psalm exhorts us to do?
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
I once heard a colleague joke about a possible slogan for his denomination: "God is nice. We should be nice too."
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Brainwave 269 - Lectionary Texts for December 24, 2012
December 24, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, David Lose, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Christmas Eve: Luke 2:1-14[15-20]; Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (11); Titus 2:11-1