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How Long? Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Prophets in a Pandemic Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5ebc30f66615fbb2d0000075/walter-brueggemann-how-long-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-prophets-in-a-pandemic Scripture Meditation/Sermon 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. How Long Is “A Moment”? Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5ed017eb6615fb0c0b0000d5/walter-brueggemann-how-long-is-a-moment Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Time , God's Faithfulness Source: Day1 Walter Brueggemann uses Isaiah 54:7-8 to reflect on abandonment during COVID-19, and to affirm "the long wait for God’s compassion sure to be granted 'in a moment'.” Making Room for Connections Article about Worship by Walter Brueggemann https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-236-walter-brueggemann Article about Worship 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." A Woman of Faith and Hospitality Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-05/blogging-toward-sunday Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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. From Death to Life Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-04/blogging-toward-sunday-0 Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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." Quarantine Fatigue or Sabbath Rest Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5eb435936615fb38ba000032/walter-brueggemann-quarantine-fatigue-or-sabbath-rest-a-reflection-on-psalm-31 Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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." Waiting to Receive Power Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-05/blogging-toward-sunday-0 Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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. The Prophetic Imagination Article by Walter Brueggemann https://onbeing.org/programs/walter-brueggemann-the-prophetic-imagination-dec2018/ Article by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Prophets , Imagination , Poetry Source: On Being In this podcast, Walter Brueggemann talks about prophetic imagination. “The task is reframing,” he says, “so that we can re-experience the social realities that are right in front of us, from a different angle.” (Length: 51:53) Abandoned! Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Walter Brueggemann https://day1.org/articles/5ec7c49d6615fbc9120000ab/church-anew-abandoned-a-pastoral-word-from-walter-brueggemann Scripture Meditation/Sermon 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. 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. Good Friday: Psalm 22 Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Joan Stott http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/w_resources/good_fridaya_2017.htm Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Joan Stott Topics: Trust , God's Presence , Fear , Love Source: The Timeless Psalms Joan Stott reflects for Good Friday on Psalm 22, quoting Walter Brueggemann's three characteristics of lament: describing suffering, petitioning God for action and help, and giving God a reason to act. Entering the World of the Text Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Walter Brueggemann https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-182-walter-brueggemann Scripture Meditation/Sermon 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 Article about Preaching by Walter Brueggemann https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-217-walter-brueggemann Article about Preaching 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) Selfie Culture and True Community Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann http://day1.org/7666-on_scripture_selfie_culture_and_true_community_isaiah_6379_by_walter_brueggemann Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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. Creation's Praise Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Joan Stott http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/w_resources/easter5c_2016.htm Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Joan Stott Topics: Easter , Praise , Creation , Creativity Source: The Timeless Psalms These resources on Psalm 148 by Joan Stott include a call to worship, prayers of praise and a meditation “celebrating the glorious expressions of God’s-own-self” in Creation; she also quotes Walter Brueggemann on praise. The Church Is a Restless, Transformative Agent Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-04/brueggemann-sermon-starter Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Easter , Church , Resurrection , Society Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Acts 5:27-32, 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. A Hard, Deep Call to Obedience Prayer by Walter Brueggemann https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/07/prayer-call-to-obedience.html Prayer 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. 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. God's Stunning Reversal Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann http://day1.org/articles/5edb8f8d6615fbedd500010b/walter-brueggemann-gods-stunning-reversal Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Compassion Source: Day1 In this reflection on Isaiah 54:7-8, Walter Brueggemann considers the ideas of abandonment and compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic.