Saturday, December 15, 2007

Featured Site: Crossings

Please note the disclaimer in the sidebar to the right. I don't endorse nor agree with all the theological statements on any of the sites I have linked.

Crossings is one of those sites. It speaks favorably of what came to be known as Seminex back in the 1970's. If you don't know what that's about, I would direct you to Anatomy of an Explosion by Kurt Marquart.

Having said that, I have found that Crossings' method of analyzing texts into Diagnosis and Prognosis can be helpful in sermon preparation. It's an interesting take on the Law-Gospel distinction. I have referred to some of the lectionary text studies posted when struggling with how to preach a certain text.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Featured Site: Pericope

Pericope is usually the first site I go to when I begin preparing for a Sunday service. Here's how the home page describes the site: " is a resource for pastors to use to assist in developing their sermons and bulletins for each Sunday based on the one- or three-year lectionary in Lutheran Worship." It also has notes for each Sunday which are keyed to Lutheran Service Book.

It offers "Service Notes Postings" for every day in the Church Year. These give an overview of the day, a summary of the propers for the day, and short summaries of each of the readings for both the 1-year and 3-year lectionaries. In addition, the readings are linked to and Logos Bible Software.

There are other helpful links offered, including the following: