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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Off Balance through Lent and Easter
March 10, 2008 – 9:26 am | Comments Off on Off Balance through Lent and Easter
Off Balance through Lent and Easter

by Maren C. Tirabassi

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for March

From Transfiguration to Lent
March 10, 2008 – 9:19 am | Comments Off on From Transfiguration to Lent
From Transfiguration to Lent

by Keith Russell

Reflections on the Lectionary for February 2008

Preaching Isaiah
March 10, 2008 – 9:14 am | Comments Off on Preaching Isaiah
Preaching Isaiah

by David N. Mosser

Reflections on the Lectionary for January 2008

When One Suffers Poverty, We All Suffer
March 10, 2008 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on When One Suffers Poverty, We All Suffer
When One Suffers Poverty, We All Suffer

by Sarah H. Reines

We must not remain immobilized in the face of the crushing poverty crisis.

Jesus and Poverty
March 10, 2008 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Jesus and Poverty
Jesus and Poverty

by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.

The presence of poverty in Jesus’ world pervades the Gospels.

Is Liberation Theology Passé?
March 10, 2008 – 7:24 am | Comments Off on Is Liberation Theology Passé?
Is Liberation Theology Passé?

by LeAnne Snow Flesher

If we are going to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ seriously we must be at the work of doing theology on behalf of the poor.

Poverty and Prayer
February 22, 2008 – 2:24 pm | Comments Off on Poverty and Prayer
Poverty and Prayer

by Margaret Dorgan

Human pleading is a tribute to the infinite goodness that always wraps around us.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Compassion for the Poor
February 22, 2008 – 2:10 pm | Comments Off on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Compassion for the Poor
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Compassion for the Poor

by Geffrey Kelly

Encountering Bonhoeffer’s passionate preaching on poverty.

Blessed Are Those Who Have The Spirit Of The Poor
February 3, 2008 – 8:54 pm | Comments Off on Blessed Are Those Who Have The Spirit Of The Poor
Blessed Are Those Who Have The Spirit Of The Poor

by Keith Russell

We must never tire of working for a world that is free of poverty and injustice.

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
October 28, 2007 – 7:30 pm | Comments Off on Dance with the Scripture
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
October 28, 2007 – 7:29 pm | Comments Off on The Exit Visa
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.