Discerning Mission

First-rate resources for working preachers

WorkingPreacher.org: Where imagination meets interpretationWorkingPreacher.org is a first-rate (and free) preaching resource produced by Luther Seminary's Center for Biblical Preaching.

Since its 2007 launch, WorkingPreacher.org has featured contributions from more than 270 authors representing at least a dozen different Christian traditions.

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The woman at the well

Well, in the village of Segou

It's about time that people really read this text (John 4:5-42), rather than simply projecting onto it their fears about immorality. David Lose has a great reflection on it up at the Huffington Post. Here's an excerpt:

"Why? Because Jesus has 'seen' her. He has seen her plight -- of dependence, not immorality. He has recognized her, spoken with her, offered her something of incomparable worth. He has seen her -- she exists for him, has worth, value, significance and all of this is treatment

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