"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 Day: Nativity of Our Lord
First Sunday of Christmas
John 1:1-14 Commentary
by David Lose
From all appearances, it would seem that John knows next to nothing about angels or shepherds, stars or magi.
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Isaiah 62:6-12 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
Last night's Old Testament lesson came from First Isaiah (chapters 1-39) that covers roughly the 40-year period of the latter half of the Eighth century.
Psalm 97 Commentary
by Shauna Hannan
Imagine Psalm 97 as the psalmist's Christmas sermon.
Titus 3:4-7 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
The Letter to Titus gives us none of Christmas's usual fare.
Whose Birthday Is It?
December 25, 2010
Dear Working Preacher,
Do you remember that poster from an ad campaign of a few years ago to "reclaim" Christmas?
Its space was equally divided between two pictures: on the left, ...
Brainwave 152: Lectionary Texts for the 24/25th of December 2010
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Christmas Eve and Day:Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96 (11)
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) and Isaiah 62:6-12
Psalm 97 (11)
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20