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Greetings From the Editor
March 9, 2016 – 10:39 pm | No Comment
Greetings From the Editor

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.

Greetings From the Editor
November 19, 2015 – 11:31 pm | No Comment
Greetings From the Editor

by Jin Hee Han

The current issue showcases how the modern thrust of CONNECTIVITY may get into a delightful conversation with traditional theological affirmations, such as the incarnation as God connecting with us. As we browse through this issue, we will encounter witnesses to the reign of God, who guides us through messy confusion that has become all too common in human history.

Introduction: Metropolis—The City in the Bible
August 17, 2015 – 2:00 pm | Comments Off on Introduction: Metropolis—The City in the Bible
Introduction: Metropolis—The City in the Bible

by Efrain Agosto

What in the Bible relates or refers to, or constitutes issues of “the City in the Bible”? Where is the “urban” or urbanization evident in the First and Second Testaments, and what do those instances say and teach? This Fall issue of The Living Pulpit includes some of the October 2014 presentations plus several additional reflections in order to continue to explore how urbanization and urban issues depicted in the Bible helps us do ministry today.

Bible and Secular Quotes Concerning Transformation
May 3, 2015 – 6:02 pm | Comments Off on Bible and Secular Quotes Concerning Transformation
Bible and Secular Quotes Concerning Transformation

by Darla Turlington

Sometimes a Biblical or other quote may come in handy to help a preacher strengthen a point within a sermon or the point of the sermon itself. Our compiler has delivered an interesting potpourri of temptation-apt quotes for our readers.

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2015 – 6:01 pm | Comments Off on Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

Easter confirms the promise of transformation (metamorphosis). Nature has been transformed, and hope is renewed. Our preachers and theologians in this issue call upon us to dare to hope and pursue the path of transformation with a note that our posture is more of a receiver than of a maker of the change.

Bible and Secular Quotes on Bridge Building
February 16, 2015 – 2:38 pm | Comments Off on Bible and Secular Quotes on Bridge Building
Bible and Secular Quotes on Bridge Building

selected by Darla Turlington

Here are quotations from the Bible and from secular writings that pastors and others may find useful in sermons, essays, or other venues.

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2015 – 2:37 pm | Comments Off on Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

Our spring offering of 2015 brings together articles written by scholars and practitioners whose work can be nicely summed up as that of bridge-building. This theme is in line with the kind of service rendered for the reign of God by preachers of local churches, facilitators of lay empowerment, and others who are engaged in specialized ministries in our multifaceted society.

Our contributors to this issue may appear to be realists when they shed light on challenges that abound. Their key points, however, underscore that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through [God] who loved us” (Rom 8:37).

Lectionary: Nov. 1, Year A 2014 through Jan. 31, Year B 2015
November 1, 2014 – 5:02 pm | Comments Off on Lectionary: Nov. 1, Year A 2014 through Jan. 31, Year B 2015
Lectionary: Nov. 1, Year A 2014 through Jan. 31, Year B 2015

by Remington Slone

Whether or not a pastor follows the Lectionary, this perceptive commentary should prove valuable for preachers, seminary students, and lay readers seeking to expand their understanding of many Biblical passages from both Testaments.

Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Birthing
November 1, 2014 – 5:01 pm | Comments Off on Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Birthing
Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Birthing

collected by Darla Turlington

Here are quotations from the Bible and from secular writings that pastors and others may find useful in sermons, essays, or other venues.

Letter to Readers
November 1, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off on Letter to Readers
Letter to Readers

by Jin Hee Han

This 2014 winter issue focuses on “birthing.” Our editorial team pored over titles that could capture our thrust for this Christmas issue. “Birthing” won the day for its unique capacity to link the solidity of a noun (“birth”) with the fluidity of a verb (“to give birth”). Modern linguists may frown upon an attempt to build a worldview—so tender and yet so firm—on a grammatical form; however, preachers may imagine a world in which life is both gift and giving.

Lectionary: Scriptural Interpretations for Year A: August 3 through October 26, 2014
August 1, 2014 – 1:41 pm | Comments Off on Lectionary: Scriptural Interpretations for Year A: August 3 through October 26, 2014
Lectionary: Scriptural Interpretations for Year A: August 3 through October 26, 2014

by Remington Slone

Whether or not a pastor follows the Lectionary, this perceptive commentary should prove valuable for preachers, seminary students, and lay readers seeking to expand their understanding of many Biblical passages from both Testaments.

Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Endurance
August 1, 2014 – 1:40 pm | Comments Off on Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Endurance
Quotations from Scripture and Other Writings on Endurance

collected by Darla Turlington

Here are quotations from the Bible and from secular writings that pastors and others may find useful in sermons, essays, or other venues.