"Abraham and Isaac," 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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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:15-22 Commentary
by Clayton Schmit
We think of the last days of Jesus' final week as being full of vexation.
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Isaiah 45:1-7 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
"I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the Lord do all these things" (Isaiah 45:7).
Exodus 33:12-23 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
We are entering this Sunday right into the midst of an ongoing argument between Moses and God about the shape of God's relationship with the newly formed people of Israel.
Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 96 is one of five psalms in Book Four of the Psalter that are classified as Enthronement Psalms, psalms that celebrate the reign of God as king over all creation.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
This is the first of four weeks dedicated to 1 Thessalonians.
God, Caesar, and the Power of a Good Question
by David Lose
October 16, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Let me re-introduce you to three of the most powerful words in the world. Now, I know what you're thinking, and while "I love you" are three great words, ...
Brainwave 198: Lectionary Texts for Oct. 16, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 18: Exodus 33:12-23, Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] (7), 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-2