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Working Preacher's Sermon Brainwave is a weekly conversation on upcoming Revised Common Lectionary readings. The conversations (featuring Luther Seminary faculty) are fun, informative, and creative—and just may give you the spark that ignites your own sermon brainwave!

Working Preacher's Sermon Brainwave Working Preacher from Luther Seminary

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 136 Ratings

Working Preacher's Sermon Brainwave is a weekly conversation on upcoming Revised Common Lectionary readings. The conversations (featuring Luther Seminary faculty) are fun, informative, and creative—and just may give you the spark that ignites your own sermon brainwave!

    Sermon Brainwave 961: Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 21, 2024

    Sermon Brainwave 961: Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 21, 2024

    Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Fourth Sunday of Easter on April 21, 2024.
    Commentaries for Easter 4B:
    https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fourth-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-john-1011-18-6
    Connect with Working Preacher
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    Watch the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/8IDpU1pvy_A
    Register for the Festival of Homiletics (May 13-16, 2024) in Pittsburgh: 
    https://festivalofhomiletics.com/

    • 29 min
    Sermon Brainwave 960: Third Sunday of Easter - April 14, 2024

    Sermon Brainwave 960: Third Sunday of Easter - April 14, 2024

    Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year B) on April 14, 2024.
    Commentaries for Easter 3B:
    https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/third-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-luke-2436b-48-2
    Connect with Working Preacher
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    Watch the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/x9H8BjkyrjQ
    Register for the Festival of Homiletics (May 13-16, 2024) in Pittsburgh: 
    https://festivalofhomiletics.com/

    • 26 min
    Second Sunday of Easter - April 7, 2024

    Second Sunday of Easter - April 7, 2024

    Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday of Easter (Year B) on April 7, 2024.
    Commentaries for Easter 2B:
    https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-john-2019-31-20
    Connect with Working Preacher
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workingpreacher
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingpreacher/
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    Watch the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/HSLdb-LUW-s
    Register for the Festival of Homiletics (May 13-16, 2024) in Pittsburgh: 
    https://festivalofhomiletics.com/
    ⏰Timecodes⏰
    Time Codes:
    0:00 Intro
    0:52 Gospel of John 20:19-31
    13:02 First Reading on Acts 4:32-35
    17:55 Psalm 133
    18:27 Second Reading on 1 John 1:1--2:2
    23:34 End

    • 23 min
    Sermon Brainwave 958: Resurrection of Our Lord - March 31, 2024

    Sermon Brainwave 958: Resurrection of Our Lord - March 31, 2024

    Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Resurrection of Our Lord on March 31, 2024.
    Commentaries for the Resurrection of Our Lord:
    https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/resurrection-of-our-lord-2/commentary-on-mark-161-8-9
    Connect with Working Preacher
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workingpreacher
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingpreacher/
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WorkingPreacher
    Watch the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/t6Dbk9WRSF4
    If you are interested in joining our Sermon Brainwave hosts for an in-depth residential preaching workshop this July, go to https://www.ghostranch.org/program/a-preachers-retreat-with-working-preachers-karoline-lewis-joy-j-moore-and-matt-skinner/
     

    • 29 min
    Sermon Brainwave 957: Vigil of Easter - March 30, 2024

    Sermon Brainwave 957: Vigil of Easter - March 30, 2024

    Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Vigil of Easter on March 30, 2024.
    Commentaries for the Vigil of Easter:
    https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/vigil-of-easter/commentary-on-john-201-18-17
    Connect with Working Preacher
    Website: https://www.workingpreacher.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workingpreacher
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingpreacher/
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WorkingPreacher
    Watch the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/BUXu_rLcutc
    If you are interested in joining our Sermon Brainwave hosts for an in-depth residential preaching workshop this July, go to https://www.ghostranch.org/program/a-preachers-retreat-with-working-preachers-karoline-lewis-joy-j-moore-and-matt-skinner/
     

    • 16 min
    Sermon Brainwave 955: Maundy Thursday - March 28, 2024

    Sermon Brainwave 955: Maundy Thursday - March 28, 2024

    Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Maundy Thursday on March 28, 2024.
    Commentaries for Maundy Thursday:
    https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/maundy-thursday/commentary-on-john-131-17-31b-35-15
    Connect with Working Preacher
    Website: https://www.workingpreacher.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workingpreacher
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workingpreacher/
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WorkingPreacher
    Watch the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/lF0CGtswzmk
    If you are interested in joining our Sermon Brainwave hosts for an in-depth residential preaching workshop starting in July 2024, go to https://www.ghostranch.org/program/a-preachers-retreat-with-working-preachers-karoline-lewis-joy-j-moore-and-matt-skinner/
     

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Robie46 ,

Well done… suggestions

This is a great resource but awkward at times, in jokes, ums and ahs, etc. Perhaps you are still remote from each other? Yet the spontaneity is a great strength, if you remember the urgency with which we listen as we prepare sermons in harrowing times.
I wrote the above paragraph many weeks ago and perhaps didn’t send it. But I remembered it while listening to wp in this Lenten season, noting especially the depth of comments and sincerity that has come through to me in this and past sessions. I suppose we always listen more intently when someone appears to speak from the heart. Thanks for all y’all do, y’all!

marshmallowaquarious ,

Scholarship and humor-Both essential

Wonderful podcast. Excellent scholarship, humor and preaching ideas. All equally needed and I especially appreciate how you are helping us think about texts through the lens of COVID 19.

poxyank ,

Serious Bible Scholars

As a Lay Pastor this gets deep in the theological weeds at times. I listen because it makes me think and learn. It is an access that I enjoy and appreciate greatly. My heart felt thanks to the all those involved. I hope to meet some these friends in person some day.

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