"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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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 9:30-37 Commentary
by Amy G. Oden
First, I assume you will read the excellent commentary on this passage from workingpreacher.org 2009.
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Jeremiah 11:18-20 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
The book of Jeremiah is filled with tears.
Proverbs 31:10-31 Commentary
This familiar passage tends to draw a strong response, either positively or negatively, but rarely neutral.
Psalm 54 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Perhaps you've heard the old saw, "Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh" (or something like that).
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Commentary
by Sandra Hack Polaski
After several chapters of warnings and vivid illustrations of the consequences of living contrary to the plan of God, James moves in this passage to describe the good life and give some positive guidance ...
The Value of a Good Question
by David Lose
September 23, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
I'm going to keep this short: questions are our friends.
Seem simple? Sure it is, yet somehow the disciples still missed it. At this point in Mark's account, ...
Brainwave 253- Lectionary Texts for September 23, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 17: Mark 9:30-37, Proverbs 31:10-31, Jeremiah 11:18-20, Psalm 54(4), James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a