November 3, 2002 - A Great Multitude

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Revelation  On this All Saints’ Day, our lesson from Revelation speaks of the great throng of those who have passed through tribulation on earth and now… read more

How is it with your soul?

By Joseph Yoo
John Wesley would open up all small group meetings with the question “How is it with your soul?” That’s a far deeper question than, “How are you?” I… read more

Did Prince visit my wife in a dream?

By Clifton Stringer
Did Prince visit my wife in a dream? Here's the scoop. Early in the morning of June 1, my wife had a dream that felt very real. She dreamed she was at a party, and feeling… read more

October 27, 2002 - The Time of Our Lives

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Psalms It is the fall of the year and so much speaks to us of the ending of things, the end of the year, the summer, our lives. Is that why the lectionary suggests… read more

October 20, 2002 - God Has Chosen You

By William H. Willimon
Encountering 1 Thessalonians Paul writes to the struggling little congregation at Thessalonica and seeks to encourage them in their trials and tribulations. First Thessalonians is … read more

'Tis the season: Set your mind on things above

By James C. Howell
My sermon this Sunday was on Colossians 3, where Paul says “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” At first blush it … read more

The original requirements for discipleship

By Thomas Lane Butts
Luke 14:25-33 This passage becomes more poignant when we remember that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem when he said this, and he was well aware of the danger he would face… read more

October 13, 2002 - The Perils of Praise

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Exodus Moses has been away for quite some time now. The people grow restless and press Aaron, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us. . . .” They … read more

October 6, 2002 - Future Perfect

By Carol M. Norén
Encountering Philippians  The church at Philippi had endured severe persecution. Paul was in prison and expected to die for the Christian faith at the time he wrote this… read more

The Five-Minute Preaching Workshop

By William H. Willimon
With the advent of Advent, year B, we find ourselves in a new year and a different gospel, the gospel of Mark. If Matthew is a gospel of enlightenment, of teaching and… read more

Where is your heart?

By Rolf A. Jacobson
Dr. Rolf Jacobson is Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and one of the stars of the "Sermon Brainwave" podcast.  In this week's sermon from … read more

September 29, 2002 - With One Voice?

By Carol M. Norén
Encountering Philippians Though the central portion of today’s reading is often quoted without reference to its context, understanding the pericope as a whole requires the… read more
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