Greetings From the Editor
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by Jin Hee Han

Our spring issue of 2016 compels us to re-start our New Year with a reflection on creation. The theme has inspired poets and preachers, as well as the ancient rabbis who gave the theme the prestigious place at the beginning of the Bible. According to a legend, the book of Job was a contender as the head of the Bible, but the sages agreed that the story of the Bible should begin with creation, not with suffering. Firmly grounded in this tradition, many of our authors direct us to the first part of the book of Genesis.

In this issue on creation, we encounter voices that challenge us to learn to value the life of the oppressed for whom God cares. They tell us that God has created human beings in God’s own image, and that every person helps us see God in all spectrums of colors and physical manifestations.

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The Word
October 28, 2007 – 7:42 pm | Comments Off on The Word
The Word

By Megan L. Stivison

Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults. – John Calvin, 1509–1564

Dance with the Scripture
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Dance with the Scripture

by Douglas Stivison

“I Love to Tell the Story” is more than just the title of a favorite hymn; it describes the motivation behind all great preaching.

The Exit Visa
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The Exit Visa

by June Birge

The Board of Trustees and the Editorial Board of The Living Pulpit mourn the passing of June Bingham Birge on August 21, 2007. This was the last article she wrote in her unique lifetime and distinguished career.

A Lively, Living Word
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A Lively, Living Word

by Ralph Clingan

Are we readers of deadly dull essays or lively preachers of sermons?

Let Everyone Enjoy Ones Own Judgement
October 28, 2007 – 7:28 pm | Comments Off on Let Everyone Enjoy Ones Own Judgement
Let Everyone Enjoy Ones Own Judgement

by Jill Schaeffer

Scripture is the blank page on which the human imagination writes.

How Do We Read the Scriptures When the Word of God is Alive?
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How Do We Read the Scriptures When the Word of God is Alive?

by Kathleen Borres

Opening our hearts and our minds to the treasures of Scripture.

Suit the Action to the Word: Acting and Preaching
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Suit the Action to the Word: Acting and Preaching

by Kirk Woodward

The preacher asks, “What do I do to respond to the demands of the Word?”

From Words to the Word
October 28, 2007 – 7:26 pm | Comments Off on From Words to the Word
From Words to the Word

by Walter J. Burghardt

A homily is a true homily when the believer asks, “What do you want from me, Lord?”

When the Word of the Gospel Is Heard
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When the Word of the Gospel Is Heard

by David Neil Mosser

Preachers who love their people are preachers who make the Word understandable.

The Word Lectionary Guide
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The Word Lectionary Guide

by Judy Yates Siker

Lectionary Guide for October, November and December of 2007

What Can We Expect?
October 28, 2007 – 7:23 pm | Comments Off on What Can We Expect?
What Can We Expect?

by Keith Russell

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for December

The Future Beyond the End
October 28, 2007 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off on The Future Beyond the End
The Future Beyond the End

by William J. Sappenfield

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for November 2007