"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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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
John 8:31-36 Commentary
by Clayton Schmit
This pericope begins in an unusual way: "Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him..." (8:31).
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Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
On this Reformation Sunday, we hear words of promise from the prophet Jeremiah, words about a new covenant and a renewed relationship between God and God's people.
Psalm 46 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" -- the hymn, which according to Ulrich Leupold, "more than any other epitomizes Luther's thought and personal experience" -- is a rather free paraphrase of Psalm 46.
Romans 3:19-28 Commentary
by David Tiede
Romans 3 and Reformation Sunday belong together. Both Paul's witness and the day in the church's calendar deserve to be taken joyfully, but not in the triumphal ways of the past.
by David Lose
October 30, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
I'm going to give it to you straight. This Reformation Sunday, I don't want to hear a sermon about Martin Luther. I don't want to hear about how great the ...
Brainwave 200: Lectionary Texts for Reformation Day 2011.
SPECIAL 200th PODCAST LIVE FROM THE 2011 CELEBRATION OF BIBLICAL PREACHING
- Guest Walter Brueggemann joins profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and David Lose for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Reformation Day: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46 (7),Romans 3:19-28,