Greetings From the Editor
June 15, 2017 – 7:20 am | No Comment

by Jin H. Han

The most important detail about a robed man nailing the Ninety-Five Theses on a church door is that the Reformation was not about starting a new church but about reclaiming what God had in mind for the world. Luther’s notion of liberty is grippingly captured in his treatise on Christian liberty (1520), in which a Christian is declared to be “subject to none.” It reiterates a call of the gospel for all believers so that we may all work together to battle injustice in our society in the name of the reign of God.

Subject to none but God, we are here only to serve God, and clearly the theme, liberty, binds us together.

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Preaching as Witnesses on Easter
April 4, 2012 – 1:27 pm | Comments Off on Preaching as Witnesses on Easter
Preaching as Witnesses on Easter

By Deok-Weon Ahn

The shout: “Christ is risen today!” is the most basic tool of the missionary and the minister. The general consensus tends to view it as a command, but it gives ministers a question for self-reflection–a vital tool for preachers preparing sermons on resurrection.

Resurrection Sunday: A Great Time for Teaching
April 4, 2012 – 1:26 pm | Comments Off on Resurrection Sunday: A Great Time for Teaching
Resurrection Sunday: A Great Time for Teaching

By Kimberly S. Credit

While we tell the intricate details of the Christmas story about the birth of Christ, when it comes to Resurrection Sunday, we only shout about Jesus being raised from the tomb, hardly ever explaining just what that means for humanity.

Easter Sunrise
April 4, 2012 – 1:25 pm | One Comment
Easter Sunrise

By Harold Dean Trulear

When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he was an inmate. Incarceration in America carries more than the punishment of “doing time.” Shame and stigmatization plague an inmate his or her whole life. Those twin maladies spread like a virus to relatives left behind.

The Resurrection of Jesus: A Love Supreme
April 4, 2012 – 1:24 pm | One Comment
The Resurrection of Jesus: A Love Supreme

By Earl Kooperkamp

A crucial question is whether resurrection can make a difference in our world and our lives. Paul’s witness gives insight on resurrection as powerful transformation or transformational power. Resurrection is standing for solidarity in the midst of struggle—perhaps even the Occupy Wall Street Movement…

Lectionary Guide
April 4, 2012 – 1:23 pm | Comments Off on Lectionary Guide
Lectionary Guide

by the Editors

These lectionary notes serve the Sundays and feasts in April-June 2012.

Book Reviews: Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf, and The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
April 4, 2012 – 1:22 pm | Comments Off on Book Reviews: Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf, and The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
Book Reviews: Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf, and The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller

Reviewed by Neal Presa

Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace.
Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith.

Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Resurection
April 4, 2012 – 1:21 pm | Comments Off on Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Resurection
Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Resurection

Selected by Darla Turlington

Quotations about resurrection.

Greetings From the Editor
April 4, 2012 – 1:20 pm | Comments Off on Greetings From the Editor
Greetings From the Editor

By Jin Han

I am delighted to invite you to this new issue of The Living Pulpit that focuses on the resurrection. As many of our readers know, The Living Pulpit devoted a past issue to Easter, and many would fondly remember it. The current issue is not a reprint. It is a totally new edition with feature articles freshly written by biblical scholars, church leaders, preachers, and a rabbi.

The Bible and Social Memory
February 9, 2012 – 2:30 pm | Comments Off on The Bible and Social Memory
The Bible and Social Memory

By Thomas Boomershine

This article gives ideas for presenting the Bible orally to familiarize worshippers and clergy with Scripture, helping them to learn how to make the Spoken Word more interesting and relevant to both those who proclaim and to those who hear the Word.

The Living Pulpit Relaunch
February 9, 2012 – 2:29 pm | One Comment
The Living Pulpit Relaunch

By Dale T. Irvin

By the end of 2012 we expect to see The Living Pulpit back up and running with four issues a year as an online journal that is both in a web format and in .pdf for download and printing. We have a new web team in place and plan to offer new resources online such as a lectionary section with fresh and relevant biblical exegesis and a place for comments from readers.

Preaching David and Saul from Multicultural Contexts
February 9, 2012 – 2:28 pm | 6 Comments
Preaching David and Saul from Multicultural Contexts

By Uriah Y. Kim

When preparing sermons on King David, preachers over the years have pored over every detail of David’s life and every trait of his character to expound lessons and examples for believers to learn and imitate.  Lessons, examples, types, or symbols become even more apparent when King Saul is introduced as David’s foil.  In this article I examine David and Saul in their “multi-people” environment so that we can appreciate some characteristics of their leadership that are useful in our multicultural context.

The Transformative Power of a Name Change
February 9, 2012 – 2:27 pm | Comments Off on The Transformative Power of a Name Change
The Transformative Power of a Name Change

By Wanda Lundy

This revealing analysis of Jacob’s night alone at Peniel gives preachers added avenues as to how to use this familiar and dramatic story for prophetic preaching and interesting teaching.