Category: Writings

Writings by Eric Lemonholm

Toward a Biblical Worldview for Preaching

Well, I have finished my D.Min. in Biblical Preaching thesis – it is online at www.opensourcelectionary.com. As I was writing it, I realized that biblical preaching is a never ending challenge, a goal one never accomplishes once and for all. Biblical preaching is a lifelong vocation, living at the intersection of the local church, the …

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Note from the Pastor

Dear Friends of the Good Shepherd, A heartfelt thank you for everyone who made the Installation Service and Dinner so special! I was overwhelmed by the powerful worship service and the hospitality shown to all our guests: some people were surprised by the wonderful meal after the Spirit-filled service. We welcomed Bishop Gary Wollersheim, as …

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Reflections

Yesterday, I mailed the defense draft of my thesis to Luther Seminary. It’s the beginning of the end of my Doctor of Ministry. In April, I defend the thesis, and in May, hopefully, I graduate. The D. Min. program was a theological lifeline during the last three years at Grace in Detroit Lakes, reconnecting me …

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Note from the Pastor

Dear Good Shepherd Church Family, Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, through the love of the Holy Spirit! I have been called to be the new pastor of Good Shepherd, and have accepted this call with great joy and excitement for the adventure of faith that we …

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“Love Your Enemies” Missing from the Lectionary for Ten Years

A dramatic example of missing texts relates to the placement of texts in the lectionary itself.  It is commonly understood by lectionary preachers that some of the texts at the end of the season of Epiphany are skipped some years, because the date of Easter changes each year. [1] The texts for the last two …

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Welcome to Lemonholm.com!

Welcome to Lemonholm.com, the personal website of Pastor Eric Lemonholm. This website is a sermon repository, a public journal, a soul project in the making. This website is an exercise in remembering and archiving the occasional writings of a pastor, weekly preacher, and recent Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching graduate.  My purpose is to …

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