"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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Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by David Tiede
Preaching on Christmas Eve is an exercise in strong, gentle truth.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
Isaiah 9:2-7 has been chosen for Christmas Eve because of its the theme of light shining in the darkness (v. 2) and its reference to a child "born for us" who will usher in justice and righteousness "from ...
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Michael Joseph Brown
"Sing a new world into being. Sound a bold and hopeful theme. Find a tune for silent yearnings. Lend your voice and dare to dream," begins a hymn by Mary Louise Bringle.
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Brainwave 035: Lectionary Texts for 28 December 2008
December 24, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 28 December 2008.