"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
First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by David Lose
Have you ever noticed the pronounced hush that often attends the reading of Luke's nativity story on Christmas Eve?
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
The appointed Old Testament lesson for Christmas Eve is always these poetic verses from Isaiah and likely, to be honest, will not be the basis of a sermon when Luke 2 is the Gospel reading.
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 Matt Skinner
Get close. Look into the manger. What do you see there?
Whose Birthday Is It?
December 24, 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, ...
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