"Madonna and Child," Sadao Watanabe. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © 1979 by Sadao Watanabe. 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.
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
John 1:1-14 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
While John 1:1-14 is the appointed Gospel lesson for Christmas Day (Proper III), I prefer to preach on the first 18 verses.1
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Isaiah 52:7-10 Commentary
by Dirk G. Lange
The text from Second Isaiah follows closely on Christmas Eve’s reading from First Isaiah though historically they are situated far apart.1
Psalm 98 Commentary
by James Limburg
The Christmas season always seems like a time to sing the good old songs.1
Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12] Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
Many religious and ethnic communities have intricate celebrations for the declaration of a new family member's name.1
The Meaning of Christmas
December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas, Dear Working Preachers.
I hope you will be forgiving of a rather personal perspective on Christmas for this week’s column. Yet, I do have a rationale for ...
SB391 - Nativity of Our Lord (III)
[Rebroadcast from 2014] Discussion on texts for Nativity of Our Lord (III) (Dec. 25): (Gospel) John 1:1-14; (1st Reading) Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; (2nd Reading) Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12].