Preaching as a Contextual Word

Reflection on Course: Preaching as a Contextual Word  by Eric Lemonholm  A Reflection Paper 2010 The Core 3 course, Preaching as a Contextual Word, has been an enlightening foray into culture context and its impact on preaching and the life of the church.  Our culture has changed and is changing rapidly, decisively, and irreversibly; do …

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Reflection on Revelation Course

Revelation Reflection by Eric Lemonholm A Reflection Paper 2010 My D. Min. thesis is on moving toward an “open source lectionary,” taking the Revised Common Lectionary as a common basis, while being open to prayerfully, thoughtfully, and communally modifying it as needed for proclamation in a given context; I want to focus this reflection paper …

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First Impressions of Revelation

Eric Lemonholm  A Reflection Paper  Presented to Professor Craig Koester Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota  2010 Reading through Revelation in one sitting was an interesting experience.  I do not come to this course as a completely blank slate, having recently preached a modified Lectionary series on Revelation, for which I did some reading and research …

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Context Matters, Part 2

(The following is part of an assignment for a course I am taking, called “Preaching as a Contextual Word”)   Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults[1] is a fascinating study of our cultural context as experienced by emerging adults, focusing especially on ages 18-24.  I certainly see many of the dynamics of …

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