"Peaceable Kingdom," 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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
John 15:1-8 Commentary
by James Boyce
In the promise of an "abiding" presence God's Easter people find not some abstract speculation about a distant or imaginary Trinity, but an invitation to experience the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ...
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Acts 8:26-40 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
God who raised Jesus orchestrates unlikely relationships that the status quo does not otherwise permit for the transformation of marginalized individuals.
Psalm 22:25-31 Commentary
by James Howell
How odd is it, during Easter, to return to the Psalm of Good Friday, the chilling scream of the crucifixion?
1 John 4:7-21 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
This pericope seems to be a review of what we have heard from 1 John over the previous two weeks.
by David Lose
May 06, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
Okay, I'll just come out and say it: I don't where to go with this passage. To be honest, on the whole I find the farewell discourses among the most difficult ...
Brainwave 233- Lectionary Texts for May 6, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Easter 5: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31 (27), 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8