Articles by Glenn Nielsen
Glenn Nielsen is Professor of Practical Theology and the Director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. His interests are homiletics, communication theory and practice, creativity in preaching and fantasy baseball.
If Law and Gospel is to truly be at the heart of preaching, then it calls for more than a boilerplate Law-then-Gospel structure.
Preaching the whole Word of God to the whole person – and people – of God.
…aka, preaching the whole can of worms.
Reflections on the practical arts of life and ministry.
…and what happens when a seminary professor can’t go number one.
By Glenn Nielsen
In this text Jesus doesn’t explicitly accuse someone of something that needs repentance. Rather, he says the unfortunate people in the tragedies were not worse sinners. So this sermon focuses on the second half …
By Glenn Nielsen
Paul urges the Corinthians to finish up their part of the collection for the church in Jerusalem. They started a year earlier, setting aside an amount each week. But it seems the giving had slowed down …
By Glenn A. Nielsen
The celebration of Christmas begins, in stores and media, months before December 25. Advent has led up to the church’s celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Now, three days later, the season of Christmas …
Five ways to preach the resurrection, and not just at Easter.
This sermon was prepared for Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri. It makes use of various pictures of Jesus’ face from the church and school. The approach combines verses from the text with the pictures. The …