Walter Brueggemann

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A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sin...

Walter Brueggemann

The Christian practice of hymn singing, says renowned biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann, is a countercultural act. It marks the Christian community as different from an unforgiving and often ungrateful culture. It is also, he adds, ...

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Published: Jan 2019

A Way Other Than Our Own

Walter Brueggemann

Lent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus' temptation in the desert. God has always called people out of their safe, walled cities into uncomfortable places, revealing paths they ...

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Published: Dec 2016

An On-Going Imagination: A Conversati...

Walter Brueggemann

Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann has always excelled at making the Bible approachable and engaging. Drawn from a series of public conversations with Brueggemann and his former student and longtime friend Clover Reuter Beal, An On-G...

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Published: Oct 2019

Celebrating Abundance

Walter Brueggemann

To prepare for Christmas in our society is to be sucked into a vortex of indulgence, from decor to gifts to calorie-rich foods. Layer upon layer of tinsel, lights, and wrapping paper create the illusion of abundance, disguising the fe...

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Published: Sep 2017

Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the I...

Walter Brueggemann

"The conflict is only 'seemingly' beyond solution, because all historical-political problems have solutions, if there is enough courage, honesty, and steadfastness." In Chosen?, Walter Brueggemann explores the situation in m...

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Published: Aug 2015

Delivered out of Empire: Pivotal Mome...

Walter Brueggemann

The Pivotal Moments in the Old Testament Series helps readers see Scripture with new eyes, highlighting short, key texts—"pivotal moments"—that shift our expectations and invite us to turn toward another reality tr...

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Published: Feb 2021

From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the...

Walter Brueggemann

While conservative interpreters might believe that prophets were predictors and progressives believe the prophets to be simply social advocates, Walter Brueggemann argues that the prophets were "emancipated imaginers of alternati...

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Published: Oct 2019

Interrupting Silence: God's Command t...

Walter Brueggemann

Silence is a complex matter. It can refer to awe before unutterable holiness, but it can also refer to the coercion where some voices are silenced in the interest of control by the dominant voices. It is the latter silence that Walter...

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Published: Feb 2018

Into Your Hand: Confronting Good Frid...

Walter Brueggemann

This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of "The Seven Last Words of the Cross" utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. These utterances are drawn from the several gospel na...

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Published: Dec 2014

Journey to the Common Good

Walter Brueggemann

Respected author and theologian Walter Brueggemann turns his discerning eye to the most critical yet basic needs of a world adapting to a new era, an era defined in large part by America's efforts to rebuild from an age of terror even...

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Published: Jan 2010

Journey to the Common Good, Updated E...

Walter Brueggemann

A decade ago, Walter Brueggemann called the church to journey together for the good of our community through neighborliness, covenanting, and reconstruction. He distilled this challenge to its most basic issues: Where is the churc...

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Published: Jan 2021

Materiality as Resistance: Five Eleme...

Walter Brueggemann

What is materiality? Jesus practiced materiality when he healed the bodies of the sick, proclaimed Jubilee to the poor, and fed the five thousand. He practiced materiality over materialism. In Materiality as Resistance, Walter Bru...

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Published: Feb 2020

Names for the Messiah: An Advent Stud...

Walter Brueggemann

In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titlesWonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesu...

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Published: Aug 2016

Sabbath as Resistance, New Edition wi...

Walter Brueggemann

In this new edition that includes a study guide, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out...

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Published: Oct 2017

Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercul...

Walter Brueggemann

World-renowned biblical interpreter Walter Brueggemann invites readers to take a closer look at the subversive messages found within the Old Testament. Brueggemann asserts that the Bible presents a "sustained contestation" o...

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Published: Mar 2013

Virus as a Summons to Faith: Biblical...

Walter Brueggemann

Why bother with the interpretive categories of biblical faith when in fact our energy and interest are focused on more immediate matters? The answer is simple and obvious. We linger because, in the midst of our immediate preoccupation...

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Published: Apr 2020
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