Posts by heatherdean

At Home With Wisdom: Structural Observations in Proverbs 7-9

This essay argues that when reading Proverbs 7-9 as a single instruction within Proverbs 1-9, the description of Wisdom’s home in Proverbs 9:1-6 is the chiasmic center of the instruction. This structural observation joins thematic observations by scholars such as William P. Brown and Silvia Schroer to emphasize Wisdom’s home as the cosmos.

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March and Holy Week

Devotional book for which I wrote prayers for March, including Holy Week.

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Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Ash Wednesday through the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B.

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Preaching: the Preservation of Fire

Vice-Presidential Address to the North American Academy of Liturgy, January 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, focused on applying a quote about tradition attributed to Gustav Mahler to the practice of preaching: “Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire.”

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Acts of Worship

Augsburg Adult Bible Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Dec-Feb, 2014-2015) in both a Leader and Participant book dealing with Psalm 95:1-7, Daniel, the Gospels, Ephesians, Hebrews, James.

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Honoring God

Augsburg Adult Bible Studies, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Dec-Feb, 2019-202) in both a Leader and Participant book dealing with 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, 1 Kings, Ecclesiastes, Matthew, and Luke.

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