"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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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:14-29 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
The report of John's death, Jesus' mentor (cf. 1:9), was the end of innocence for Jesus' mission.
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Amos 7:7-15 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
"You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting," mocks Prince Adhemar, as he admonishes William, a young squire posing as a knight in the 2001 movie adaptation of Chaucer's ...
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
Since the pulp-patron saint of archaeologists, Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr., appeared on the cinematic scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984), the ark of God has played a role in popular imagination ...
Psalm 85:8-13 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
Reflecting on Psalm 85:8-13 without the first 13 verses is akin to a liturgy that omits the call and prayer of confession, moving instead straight to the assurance of pardon.
Ephesians 1:3-14 Commentary
by Sally A. Brown
This is a text of almost unfathomable depth.
Tell the Truth Twice
by David Lose
July 15, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
Good night, but I find this a difficult passage to preach on! The easy way to preach it, I suppose, is to render it a morality tale. But, honestly, how incredibly ...
Brainwave 243- Lectionary Texts for July 15, 2012
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 7: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Amos 7:7-15, Psalm 85:8-13, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29