"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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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Commentary
by Dale Allison
Matt 11:16-19 is a brief parabolic take on how people responded to John the Baptist and Jesus, two prophets with two very different portfolios.
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Zechariah 9:9-12 Commentary
by James Limburg
For me at least, this is one of those biblical texts that cannot be read without hearing music. In the midst of puzzling over the visions and sayings of Zechariah, it comes as a refreshing surprise to find ...
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Commentary
by Esther M. Menn
What appears to be a simple account of an arranged marriage turns out to be the intersection of several faith journeys.
Romans 7:15-25a Commentary
by Marion L. Soards
Romans is regularly recognized to be Paul's most seriously sustained theological reflection in the corpus of his letters. In turn, Romans 5-8 are recognized as four chapters devoted to Christian life as ...
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Brainwave 007: Lectionary Texts for 6 July
July 06, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 6 July. Zech, Gen 24, Rom 7, Matt 11.