"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:14-29 Commentary
by C. Clifton Black
The preacher of this text for this Sunday’s sermon receives my congratulations for originality and guts.
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Amos 7:7-15 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
Amos 7 as the First Reading on this Sunday in July complements the Gospel Reading from Mark 6:14-29.
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
If the last two weeks of the study of David’s consolidation of his reign are any indication, the new king certainly wore his emotions on his sleeves -- well, when he was wearing sleeves, that is. ...
Psalm 85:8-13 Commentary
by Jerome Creach
Psalm 85 is a communal prayer for help and verses 8-13 express confidence that the help prayed for will indeed come.
Ephesians 1:3-14 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
The fact of human difference may no longer surprise us.
by Karoline Lewis
July 12, 2015
There is no end to power’s deception and corruption.
While we don’t need the Bible to corroborate that statement, we seem rather content when it does. The levels of ...
SB426 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 15)
Discussion on texts for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 15; July 12, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 6:14-29; (First Reading) Amos 7:7-15; (Semicontinuous First Reading) 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 85:8-13; (Second Reading) Ephesians 1:3-14.
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