Discerning Mission

Encountering our book of faith

The ELCA has an enormous number of resources -- a list which is growing every day -- by which congregations and persons individually can approach the Bible through the Book of Faith Project. Thanks to the thoughtful folk at the Eastern North Dakota Synod, here's a handout that lists most of the resources all in one place (including a number of the newly created Bible studies).

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A powerful Bible reference tool

At EntertheBible.org, you'll find a wealth of resources to help you grow in faith, add depth to your Bible studies and truly discover the people, places and events of the Bible.

This free Bible resource includes commentary, study guides, videos and blog entries by Luther Seminary's expert faculty. You'll find summaries, outlines, backgrounds and theological themes on all 66 books of the Bible.

Sign up for an account and you can track pages, keep notes and access your individual profile.

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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.

Here's what's on tap every week:

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T is for teaching the Bible

The Lutheran University Press has just published the lectures from last year's Hein-Fry series, and that series included one from Mary Hess entitled Learning  the Bible in the 21st Century: Lessons from Harry Potter and Vampires. Here's an excerpt:

"To argue that the Bible creates community, is to make a claim which sharply contradicts some learners’ reality. There is a natural tendency for learners to want to draw back in one of two ways in engaging such contradiction. 

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Inviting People Into God's Story

How might we invite people into God's story, especially people who are not very familiar with the biblical narrative?  Dr. Karoline Lewis ponders with us in this video:

 

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