"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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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:13-21 Commentary
by Marilyn Salmon
Stories of Jesus feeding huge crowds with only a little were an important part of the earliest traditions of Jesus' followers.
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Isaiah 55:1-5 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
Nothing in life is free. Particularly if one has grown accustomed to the harsh policies of the empire that is set to exploit the peasants by means of heavy taxation.
Genesis 32:22-31 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
The story in Genesis 32 about the wrestling match between Jacob and God is one of the key texts for understanding the character of Jacob.
Romans 9:1-5 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
We now enter into a three-chapter exposition on the providence of God (9:1-11:36). In these chapters Paul draws upon scripture after scripture to unravel the rejection of the gospel of Jesus Christ by the ...
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Brainwave 011: Lectionary Texts for 3 August 2008
August 03, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 3 August 2008: Isa 55:1-5, Gen 32:22-31, Rom 9:1-5, Matt 14:13-21.