Hi. I’m Mark Ellingsen. I am a minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and I am a professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated magna cum laude from Gettysburg College and have received four degrees from Yale University. I have authored many titles. But most recently I wrote the Lectionary Preaching Workbook for CSS Publishing.
Let’s have a dialogue about what you need from Lectionary Scripture Notes from CSS and me. If you have ideas that will provide better interpretation and background on any lectionary texts or point you to themes the texts suggest for your sermons, let us know! If you are seeking more illustrations for your sermons, may we suggest Emphasis online or Storyshare? For comprehensive theological and social analyses of the texts or sermon outlines, we suggest our Lectionary Preaching Workbook. But if changes in the format would benefit you, if you can identify exegetical themes or approaches that we’re inadvertently missing now, send the CSS staff an email or give us a call. We’re all eyes/ears for making this resource even better. And thanks for inviting me and CSS into your study as you prepare for the awesome task to which God has assigned you!
Mark Ellingsen is also the author of eighteen books. For CSS Publishing Mark has written: Lectionary Preaching Workbook, IX, A, B, C; a section of Sermons on the Gospel Readings, II, A; A Word that Sets Free; and Preparation and Manifestation. Mark has written numerous other books. Two of his most recent books are Sin Bravely: A Joyful Alternative to a Purpose-Driven Life (Continuum) and The Integrity of Biblical Narrative (Wipf and Stock).
Lectionary Preaching Workbook, Series IX
by Mark Ellingsen (CSS Publishing Company)