Category: Worship and Preaching

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Shauna K. Hannan "Introduction to the Series on Preaching Social Issues" In Journal of Lutheran Ethics. vol. 10, 2010

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.

Sarah Hinlicky-Wilson "Reflections on the Lectionary (Acts 9:36-43, Acts 11:1-18)" In Christian Century. April 20 2010 : 20-21

Lectionary reflections on the meaning of Christ‘s resurrection and the command for Christians not to distinguish between foods.

Hollie M Holt-Woehl "Putting on the Whole Armor of God: Preaching Ephesians 6:10–20 in a Multicultural Congregation" In Word & World. vol. 29, no. 3, 2009 : 292-299

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.

Kirsi Stjerna "Dancing to Grace. It’s a Way to Reconnect Body and Soul" In The Lutheran. vol. 7, 1998

Article on the use of dance in Lutheran worship.


"“The Freedom of a Christian to Address Sexism”" In Currents in Theology and Mission. ed. Mary Elise Lowe, Kathryn A. Kleinhans, Craig L. Nessan. vol. 47, no. 2, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Wartburg Theological Seminary March 2020

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.

Shauna K. Hannan "Commentary on Psalm 96 (Christmas Eve: Nativity of our Lord)"
Shauna K. Hannan "Commentary on Psalm 97 (Christmas Day)"
Shauna K. Hannan "Commentary on Psalm 19 (Third Sunday after Epiphany)"
Shauna K. Hannan "Writing Sermons for the Ear (Parts 1, 2, 3)" In Working Preacher. June 9 2009

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.

Shauna K. Hannan "Using Commentaries Faithfully and Effectively" In Working Preacher. April 5 2009

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.