"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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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:22-33 Commentary
by Marilyn Salmon
The story of Jesus walking on water is so well-known that it generates art and humor in the wider culture.
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1 Kings 19:9-18 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
1 Kings 19 begins with Elijah fleeing, not only from Ahab and Jezebel, but also from his place of ministry and the struggles it entails.
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
In our text for today, sibling rivalry comes close to murder and sets in motion a chain of events that occupy the rest of the book of Genesis (chapters 37-50).
Romans 10:5-15 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Following the introduction to these three chapters in Romans (9:1-5), Paul draws upon several Old Testament quotations to show that the rejection by the Israelites has not prevented God's election of Israel. ...
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Brainwave 012: Lectionary Texts for 10 August 2008
August 10, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 10 August 2008:1 Kgs 19:9-18, Gen 37:1-4, 12-28, Rom 10:5-15, Matt 14:22-33.