Working Preacher's Sermon Brainwave

Working Preacher from Luther Seminary

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Working Preacher's Sermon Brainwave is a weekly conversation on upcoming Revised Common Lectionary readings. The conversations (featuring Luther Seminary faculty) are fun, informative, and creative—and just may give you the spark that ignites your own sermon brainwave!

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969 episodes

Sermon Brainwave 950: Second Sunday in Lent - February 25, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday in Lent on February 25, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Second Sunday in Lent, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-in-lent-2/commentary-on-mark-831-38-6 Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/VTw7L-ajHCo

30m
Feb 17
Sermon Brainwave 949: First Sunday in Lent - February 18, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the First Sunday in Lent on February 18, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/first-sunday-in-lent-2/commentary-on-mark-19-15-6 #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #lent #yearb  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ffITCBp_EZY  

27m
Feb 10
Sermon Brainwave 948: Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Ash Wednesday on February 14, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ash-wednesday/commentary-on-matthew-61-6-16-21-16 Don't miss Bryant Kaden's post "Ashes to Go in a Drive Thru Culture" on Working Preacher's Craft of Preaching blog. Link: https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/ashes-to-go-in-a-drive-thru-culture?utm=sb-yt This episode was aired on Wednesday, February 7, 2024  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #ashwednesday #yearb  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/eB11QcScgYc  

22m
Feb 07
Sermon Brainwave 947: Transfiguration of Our Lord - February 11, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Transfiguration of Our Lord on February 11, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/transfiguration-of-our-lord-2/commentary-on-mark-92-9-6 Don't miss Sarah Hinlicky Wilson's post "Everything I Knew about the Transfiguration Was Wrong" on Luther Seminary's Enter the Bible blog. Link: https://enterthebible.org/everything-i-knew-about-the-transfiguration-was-wrong?utm=sb-yt This episode was aired on Saturday, February 3, 2024  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #transfiguration #yearb  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/eB11QcScgYc  

24m
Feb 03
Sermon Brainwave 946: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany - February 4, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany on February 4, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fifth-sunday-after-epiphany-2/commentary-on-mark-129-39-6 This episode was aired on Saturday, January 27, 2024  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #epiphany #yearb Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/twb3bzVsmnU  

28m
Jan 27
Sermon Brainwave 945: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany - January 28, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany on January 28, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fourth-sunday-after-epiphany-2/commentary-on-mark-121-28-6 This episode was aired on Saturday, January 20, 2024  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #epiphany #yearb  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/wAzL1xt5Gr0

27m
Jan 20
Sermon Brainwave 944: Third Sunday after Epiphany - January 21, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Third Sunday after Epiphany on January 21, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/third-sunday-after-epiphany-2/commentary-on-mark-114-20-6 First Reading | Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm | Psalm 62:5-12 Second Reading | 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Gospel | Mark 1:14-20 This episode was aired on Saturday, January 13, 2024  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #epiphany #yearb Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/tpn5Cqwf_KI  

28m
Jan 13
Sermon Brainwave 943: Second Sunday after Epiphany - January 14, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday after Epiphany on January 14, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-after-epiphany-2/commentary-on-john-143-51-6 First Reading | 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm | Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Second Reading | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Gospel | John 1:43-51 This episode was aired on Saturday, January 6, 2024  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #baptism #yearb Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/HMsgvDKCjn4

30m
Jan 06
Sermon Brainwave 942: Baptism of Our Lord - January 07, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Baptism of Our Lord on January 7, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for Baptism of Our Lord, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/baptism-of-our-lord-2/commentary-on-mark-14-11-5 First Reading | Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm | Psalm 29 Second Reading | Acts 19:1-7 Gospel | Mark 1:4-11 This episode was aired on Thursday, December 21, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #baptism #yearb Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/SXwZx2IZwvw    

22m
Dec 26, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 940: First Sunday of Christmas - December 31, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the First Sunday of Christmas on December 31, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this Christmas Day, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/ First Reading | Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Psalm | Psalm 148 Second Reading | Galatians 4:4-7 Gospel | Luke 2:22-40 This episode was aired on Saturday, December 23, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #christmas Watch the video version on YouTube at .

22m
Dec 20, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 941: Epiphany - January 06, 2024

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Epiphany on January 6, 2024. If you'd like to read the commentaries for Epiphany, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/epiphany-of-our-lord/commentary-on-matthew-21-12-13 First Reading | Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm | Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Second Reading | Ephesians 3:1-12 Gospel | Matthew 2:1-12  This episode was aired on Wednesday, December 20, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #epiphany #yearb  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ZjGxmn9ngvU  

23m
Dec 20, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 939: Christmas Day - Nativity of Our Lord (II) - December 25, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II) on December 25, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this Christmas Day, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/ First Reading | Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm | Psalm 97 Second Reading | Titus 3:4-7 Gospel | Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20 This episode was aired on Saturday, December 16, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #advent2023 #christmasday Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/y_ybbhgidko

20m
Dec 16, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 938: Christmas Eve - Nativity of Our Lord (I) - December 24, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for Christmas Eve (Nativity of Our Lord I) on December 24, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in addition to the texts for both the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/ First Reading | Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm | Psalm 96 Second Reading | Titus 2:11-14 Gospel | Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]  This episode was aired on Thursday, December 14, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #advent2023 #christmaseve #nativity-i  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/J7Z7PVcwFY0  

20m
Dec 15, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 937: Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 24, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent on December 24, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in addition to the texts for both Christmas Eve and Christmas, go to https://www.workingpreacher.org/ First Reading | 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Psalm | Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Second Reading | Romans 16:25-27 Gospel | Luke 1:26-38 This episode was aired on Saturday, December 16, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #matthewskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #advent2023  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Ukx31giP-zk  

20m
Dec 13, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 936: Third Sunday of Advent - December 17, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Third Sunday of Advent on December 17, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org.  This episode was aired on Saturday, December 9, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #advent3b  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/QcPUfPmnLZ4

22m
Dec 09, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 935: Second Sunday of Advent- December 10, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday of Advent on December 10, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org.  This episode was aired on Saturday, December 2, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #advent2023  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/CHCncNFS1aY https://youtu.be/CHCncNFS1aY

25m
Dec 02, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 934: First Sunday of Advent- December 03, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the First Sunday of Advent on December 03, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org.  This episode was aired on Monday, November 27, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #advent  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IsrxAJFhwY0 https://youtu.be/IsrxAJFhwY0

30m
Nov 27, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 933: Christ the King/Reign of Christ - November 26, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Christ the King/Reign of Christ on November 26, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org.  This episode was aired on Monday, November 20, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #christtheking #reignofchrist  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4vuZtK6tXD0 https://youtu.be/4vuZtK6tXD0

20m
Nov 20, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 932: Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost - November 19, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost on November 19, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org.  This episode was aired on Saturday, November 11, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #Ordinary33A  Watch the video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/2aCLrSn3TrI at https://youtu.be/2aCLrSn3TrI

31m
Nov 11, 2023
Narrative Lectionary 554: Hosea - November 12, 2023

Luther Seminary Professors Kathryn Schifferdecker, Joy J. Moore, and Rolf Jacobson look at Narrative Lectionary readings for November 12, 2023 (Hosea). If you are interested in reading the commentary on Hosea 11:1-9 written by Michael J. Chan, we encourage you to go to our website, workingpreacher.org. We hope to see you there!  This episode aired on November 6, 2023  #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #rolfjacobson #joyjmoore #kathrynschifferdecker #michaelchan #hosea #narrativelectionary #narrativelectionarypodcast #podcast Watch the video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/PSAN0cTe8jw at https://youtu.be/PSAN0cTe8jw

13m
Nov 06, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 931: Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost - November 12, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost on November 12, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was aired on Saturday, November 4, 2023 #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #Ordinary32A Watch the video version on YouTube at 

30m
Nov 04, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 930: All Saints Day - November 5, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for All Saints Day on November 5, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was aired on Monday, October 30, 2023 #workingpreacher #lutherseminary #faithlead #revisedcommonlectionary #joyjmoore #mattskinner #karolinelewis #sermonbrainwave #podcast #allsaintsday Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/JrZmS_oHaEo

26m
Oct 30, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 929: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost - November 5, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost on November 5, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was aired on Saturday, October 28, 2023 Watch the video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/1RALRbSaX04 at https://youtu.be/1RALRbSaX04

31m
Oct 28, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 928: Reformation Sunday - October 29, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for 2023 Reformation Sunday on October 29, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was aired on Monday, October 23, 2023.  Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/3pquXWlS-ak

19m
Oct 23, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 927: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost - October 29, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 30A) on October 29, 2023. If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was aired on October 23, 2023, to YouTube. Watch the video version now at https://youtu.be/Ivs0_wEjklg

31m
Oct 23, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 926: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost - October 22, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 29A) on October 22, 2023. Video version on YouTube is forthcoming.  If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was recorded on October 6, 2023, in Riverside.

35m
Oct 15, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 925: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - October 15, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 28A) on October 15, 2023. Watch the video version on Youtube https://youtu.be/vXaODW7dXsY at https://youtu.be/vXaODW7dXsY If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was recorded on September 8, 2023, in Riverside.

31m
Oct 07, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 924: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 8, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 27A) on October 8, 2023. Watch the video version on Youtube https://youtu.be/ItC0vfuduAI at https://youtu.be/ItC0vfuduAI If you'd like to read the commentaries for this week in-depth, go to workingpreacher.org. This episode was recorded on September 8, 2023, in Riverside.

28m
Sep 30, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 923: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 1, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 26A) on October 1, 2023. Watch the video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Wm-fwlFwOIk at https://youtu.be/Wm-fwlFwOIk. This episode was recorded on September 8, 2023, in Riverside.

35m
Sep 25, 2023
Sermon Brainwave 922: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 24, 2023

Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the Seventeeth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 25A) on September 24, 2023.  This episode was recorded on June 8, 2023, in Riverside.

34m
Sep 18, 2023