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Commentary on Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-30/commentary-on-deuteronomy-341-12-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Moses , Hope , Eschatology Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on Deuteronomy 34:1-12 struggles with why Moses was not permitted to enter the Promised Land and reflects on how God’s people consistently are looking towards a new Promised Land. Commentary on 1 Kings 17:8-16 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-32-2/commentary-on-1-kings-178-16-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Fear , Wealth and poverty , Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on 1 Kings 17:8-16 focuses on the words of Elijah to not be afraid and reflects on the horrors of famine compared to a culture of abundance. Sacrificing a Son Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-13/commentary-on-genesis-221-14-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Sacrifice , God's Will , God's Presence , Providence Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M Schifferdecker's commentary on Genesis 22:1-14 approaches the difficult narrative pastorally and with a "hermeneutic of generosity." Such a reading reveals truth about God’s presence and God’s providence in the passage and more. Biblical Preaching and the Sacraments Sermon Starter/Outline by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/biblical-preaching-and-the-sacraments Sermon Starter/Outline by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Baptism , Sacraments , Lord’s Supper , Preaching Source: Working Preacher Katheryn M. Schifferdecker considers several occasions and texts that lend themselves to preaching about the sacraments of Baptism and Communion. A World that is Beautiful, Free and Wild Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-29-2/commentary-on-job-381-7-34-41 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Beauty , Suffering , Freedom , God Source: Working Preacher Reflecting on God's response to Job's suffering, Kathryn M. Schifferdecker's commentary on Job 38:1-41 discusses how God invites Job to expand his worldview by living in "a world that is wild and beautiful and free." Job's Daughters Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=2792 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Faith , Women Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Kathryn Schifferdecker explores the epilogue of the book of Job. What do we make of Job's second set of daughters -- the ones given to him by God after his test is complete? Commentary on Genesis 28:10-19a Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-16/commentary-on-genesis-2810-19a-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Promises of God, The , Genesis , Grace Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on Genesis 28:10-19a reflects on the grace that God gives Jacob and notes Jacob's attempt to put his relationship with God on a conditional basis. God Speaks to Job Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3301 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Creation , Word of God , Job Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Kathyrn Schifferdecker talks about the conversation that God has with Job in Job 38. These divine speeches can be seen as a way to view God's creation and humanity's place within that world. God Values Life Audio/Video by Kathryn M Schifferdecker http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=2738 Audio/Video by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Sacrifice Source: Enter the Bible In this brief video on Leviticus 17, Kathryn Schifferdecker helps unpack a difficult passage for modern readers. Schifferdecker explains that the prohibition among the ancient Israelites against eating blood shows a profound respect for life. Commentary on Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-19/commentary-on-genesis-371-4-12-28-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Family , Father , Joseph , Genesis Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 examines this text in context to the rest of Genesis and notes the repeated changing status of Joseph throughout the narrative. Who Wrote the Bible? Audio/Video by Kathryn M Schifferdecker http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=970 Audio/Video by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Scripture , Bible Source: Enter the Bible This podcast and article asks, "Who wrote the Bible?" God, through people. Somehow in the midst of the writing and compiling and editing of these books by many human people, God was at work. Commentary on Genesis 25:19-34 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-15/commentary-on-genesis-2519-34-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Blessing , Genesis Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on Genesis 25:19-34 explores the complexity of Jacob and his relationship with Esau concerning the blessing and the birthright and warns against turning this text into a story of morality. The Holy Spirit as a Brooding Hen Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/baptism-of-our-lord-2/commentary-on-genesis-11-5-3 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Baptism , Creation , Spirit , Water Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker offers commentary on Genesis 1:1-5, pausing over the strange and beautiful imagery of the Holy Spirit as a brooding hen incubating the world to life. Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-22-2/commentary-on-song-of-solomon-28-13-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Love , Passion , Sexuality Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on Song of Solomon 2:8-13 explores the two views of this book as either an image of God’s love for his people or the love between a man and a woman. Birth of Jesus, Shepherds Visit Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl203-birth-of-jesus-shepherds-visit Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Jesus , Shepherd , Messiah , Suffering Source: Working Preacher from Luther Seminary In this 10-minute podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker discuss the shepherd’s visit from Luke 2:1-20, Jesus’ unexpected kingship, finding God in a manger and on a cross (as Luther wrote). Ruth Proposed! Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/ruth/commentary-on-ruth-11-22 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Love , Faithfulness , Kindness , Law Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker's commentary on Ruth 1:1-22 highlights how Ruth and Boaz go above and beyond the requirements of the law, not legalistically, but by incarnating the loyalty, love, and kindness of God himself. Commentary on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-31-2/commentary-on-deuteronomy-61-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Love , Politics , God's oneness , Shema Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker’s commentary on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 examines the nature of ancient covenants and the metaphor of marriage between God and Israel as a way to reflect on the kind of love meant by the text. Divine, Wonderful Absurdity Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-11/commentary-on-genesis-181-15-211-7-6 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Humor Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker's commentary on Genesis 18:1-15 sees the story chock-full of humor, laughter, and comedy; the divine comedy of a God who acts in unexpected ways to bring about the extraordinary and fulfill his promises. The Sacrifice of Ishmael Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-12/commentary-on-genesis-218-21-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: God's Mercy , Election , Providence Source: Working Preacher Kathryn M. Schifferdecker's commentary on Genesis 21:8-21 highlights God's mercy and care that reaches even those seemingly abandoned, like Hagar and Ishmael. God Answers Hannah Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl236-god-answers-hannah Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Gift , Life Source: Working Preacher This podcast, hosted by Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker, reflecting on Hannah's precursor to Mary's Magnificat.