"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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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:34-46 Commentary
by Clayton Schmit
Here ends, in this passage, the disputations and entrapments orchestrated by religious leaders during Jesus' final visit to Jerusalem.
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
Preachers really should talk about Leviticus, since it can cause great confusion and division among Christians.
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Psalm 1 Commentary
by James Howell
How fascinating: the book of Psalms, the prayer book of the Bible, the hymnal of ancient Israel, opens with a poem about ethics, lifestyle, and decisions.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
In chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy remind the community of the time they spent in their midst.
The Law of Love
by David Lose
October 23, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Sometimes only a story will suffice.
Matthew's treatment of Jesus' commentary on the law is complex. It differs from Mark's (12:28-34), leaving off the ...
Brainwave 199: Lectionary Texts for Oct. 23, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 19: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18, Psalm 1(2), 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8