Provides reasons for and begins to give guidance in preaching on social issues in ways that are theologically sound, biblically faithful, academically critical, and pastorally sensitive.
Lectionary reflections on the meaning of Christ‘s resurrection and the command for Christians not to distinguish between foods.
The author draws from her experience as a pastor in a multicultural congregation to engage Ephesians 6:10-20. Facing tensions and struggled both in the world and in congregations require the whole armor of God for protection, survival, and thriving.
Article on the use of dance in Lutheran worship.
In 2019, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America affirmed its thirteenth social statement, which is biblical and theological social teaching and policy. As an introduction to a collection of essays, Mary J. Streufert sets this ELCA social statement Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action within the context of ecumenical and global Lutheran partnerships, seeing gender justice as a faithful, trusting response to God’s gracious call to serve neighbors in Christian freedom.
Although preaching is an oral/aural event, preachers often prepare sermons as they would write term papers. This three-part article offers are a few steps preachers can take in order to craft a sermon that is geared more toward the hearer’s ear.
An assessment of how and why work with commentaries can be appropriated effectively and faithfully for the sake of preaching. The first point addresses attitude toward commentaries. The second concerns timing. And the third pertains to types of commentaries.