"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 9:38-50 Commentary
by Amy G. Oden
Context in Mark
This week's passage from chapter 9 of Mark, resides within the larger context of the second major section of Mark (8:22-10:52), as did last week's.
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Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
These verses stand near the beginning of part II of Israel's time of wandering in the wilderness, having just departed from Mt. Sinai (10:11-36:13; see Exodus 15:22-18:27 for part I).
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Commentary
If you haven't ever read the book of Esther, read it now.
Psalm 19:7-14 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
C.S. Lewis called Psalm 19 "the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world."1
James 5:13-20 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
Though I am now Roman Catholic, I grew up in a fairly conservative evangelical home.
Insiders and Outsiders
by David Lose
September 30, 2012
Two quick questions, Working Preacher: 1) Have you downloaded your copy of Renew 52 yet? 2) Have you shared this link with your parishioners and colleagues? I'm serious. When you ...
Brainwave 254- Lectionary Texts for September 30, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 18: Mark 9:38-50, Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22, Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29, Psalm 19:7-14 (8), James 5:13-20