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Abandoned! Devotional by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5ec7c49d6615fbc9120000ab/church-anew-abandoned-a-pastoral-word-from-walter-brueggemann Devotional by Walter Brueggemann Topics: God Source: Day1 The coronavirus has caused many people to feel abandoned, and in actuality to be abandoned. Walter Brueggemann doesn't settle for easy answers as he uses scripture to reflect on abandonment, God, and COVID-19. How Long? Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Prophets in a Pandemic Devotional by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5ebc30f66615fbb2d0000075/walter-brueggemann-how-long-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-prophets-in-a-pandemic Devotional by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Suffering , Prophets Source: Day1 Walter Brueggemann offers a personal commentary on the old question of faith amid suffering, “How long?” A question asked by prophets, Martin Luther King, Jr., and all of us during this COVID-19 pandemic. A Woman of Faith and Hospitality Sermon Starter/Outline by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-05/blogging-toward-sunday Sermon Starter/Outline by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Hospitality , Preaching , Faith Source: The Christian Century Walter Brueggemann's reflection on Acts 16:6-15 speaks of three characteristics of the church as seen in Lydia: her heart was open and untroubled; she was free from hostile powers; she obeyed in love. A Disaster of Biblical Proportions? Article by Walter Brueggemann http://www.religion-online.org/article/a-disaster-of-biblical-proportions/ Article by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Ethics , Disaster relief Source: Religion Online Walter Brueggemann challenges the commentators who call the terribly destructive Hurricane Katrina a storm of biblical destruction and suggests some categories that give it some genuinely biblical terms. Waiting to receive power Sermon Starter/Outline by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-05/blogging-toward-sunday-0 Sermon Starter/Outline by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Forgiveness , Church , Power , Holy Spirit Source: The Christian Century Walter Brueggemann's reflection on Luke 24:40, 44-53 and Acts 1:1-11 explains that the church, in all times and places, is told to wait in order to receive power, so that it can bear witness. Quarantine Fatigue or Sabbath Rest Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5eb435936615fb38ba000032/walter-brueggemann-quarantine-fatigue-or-sabbath-rest-a-reflection-on-psalm-31 Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Sabbath , Rest Source: Day1 Walter Brueggemann reflects on Psalm 31 amid COVID-19 quarantine, describing the Psalm as "a ready decision to live in Covenantal time and a readiness to resist the demands of Promethean time." Making Room for Connections Audio/Video by Walter Brueggemann http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=2274 Audio/Video by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Preaching , Study , Preparation , Sermon Source: Working Preacher Walter Brueggemann talks about topical sermons: "One connection that a parishioner makes is worth a thousand connections that a preacher makes." From Death to Life Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-04/blogging-toward-sunday-0 Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Peter , Resurrection , Life Source: The Christian Century Walter Brueggemann reflects on Peter's raising of Tabitha (Acts 9:36-41) and other death-to-life narratives. Peter's miracle attests that "the church is entrusted with the power to create new life bodily, concretely, locally." A Biblical Perspective on the Problem of Hunger Article by Walter Brueggemann http://www.religion-online.org/article/a-biblical-perspective-on-the-problem-of-hunger/ Article by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Poverty , Justice , Oppression , Creation Source: Religion Online In this article, Walter Brueggemann addresses the Biblical perspective on hunger by examining numerous texts and arguing that the Bible sees a link between creation and justice. Selfie Culture and True Community Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann http://day1.org/7666-on_scripture_selfie_culture_and_true_community_isaiah_6379_by_walter_brueggemann Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Christmas , Culture , Community , Mercy Source: Day1 Commenting on Isaiah 63:7-64:12, Walter Brueggemann says that God answers the question of whether God will relent from Israel's punishment (64:12) by speaking "in a world-transforming word made flesh." No wonder heaven and nature sing. Catching Up with Paul Article by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-04/blogging-toward-sunday Article by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Easter , Gospel , Paul Source: The Christian Century In this article, Walter Brueggemann reflects on the remarkable intent of the gospel, which brings the name of Jesus before gentiles, kings, and the people of Israel. Theology of Abundance Sermon (Complete) by Eric Funston https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/commentary-proper-8-b-2000 Sermon (Complete) by Eric Funston Topics: Joy , Generosity , Commentary , Miracle Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Mark 5:21-43, Eric Funston, drawing on Walter Brueggemann, reflects on living in a spirit of generosity, hope, and joy, rather than one of scarcity and anxiety. A Hard, Deep Call to Obedience Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/07/prayer-call-to-obedience.html Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Obedience , Prayer , Promises , Promises of God, The Source: Re-Worship Recognizing that God's promises come with a call to obedience, this prayer by Walter Brueggemann both gives thanks to God for calling us and asks God to help us respond to God's call. God's New Thing: Is God with us in the COVID-19 crisis? Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5e85e91a6615fba72e00002c/walter-brueggemann-gods-new-thing-is-god-with-us-in-the-covid19-crisis-isaiah-431819 Commentary/Exegesis by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Gift , God Source: Day1 Reflecting on Isaiah 43:18-19 and COVID-19, Walter Brueggemann calls us to embrace a new normal that is God’s gift to us. Entering the World of the Text Audio/Video by Walter Brueggemann http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=2272 Audio/Video by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Homiletics , Preaching , Imagination Source: Working Preacher In this instructional video, Walter Brueggemann discusses the value of helping people understand the biblical text while preaching. Brueggemann suggests that people will be transformed when they imagine themselves in the alternate world of the Bible. God is the Primary Actor Practical How-To by Walter Brueggemann http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=2273 Practical How-To by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Sermon , God , Preaching , Bible Source: Working Preacher In this video, Walter Brueggemann talks about God as the primary actor in the biblical narrative. (Length: 02:21) The Church Is a Restless, Transformative Agent Sermon Starter/Outline by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-04/brueggemann-sermon-starter Sermon Starter/Outline by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Easter , Church , Resurrection , Society Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Acts 5, Walter Brueggemann states that an Easter church is a public church that refuses being defined by the conventional dysfunctions of society. No settled authority dare impede the church in its transformational mission. Thanksgiving Prayer: Boundless Generosity Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/11/thanksgiving-prayer-boundless-generosity.html Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Thanksgiving , Generosity , Thanksgiving Day , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a beautiful thanksgiving prayer from Walter Brueggemann that expresses a boundless generosity for God's self-giving. This Season of Yearning Poetry by Walter Brueggemann http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/168696758815/advent-poem-by-walter-brueggemann Poetry by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Advent , Quarrelsomeness , Despair , Waiting Source: Global Worship "In our secret yearnings / we wait for your coming, / and in our grinding despair / we doubt that you will." A poem by Walter Brueggemann that explores the longing of the Advent season. Prayer: Marked by Ashes Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/02/prayer-marked-by-ashes.html Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Ash Wednesday , Easter , Prayer , Redemption Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer for Ash Wednesday from Walter Brueggemann that guides us in a meditation on the brokenness of our mortality alongside the redemptive power of Easter.

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