"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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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8:27-38 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
These verses are crucial for understanding the Gospel according to Mark as a whole and for fathoming what it means to be Christian.
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
"I know that I shall not be put to shame" (Isaiah 50:7 NRSV).
Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
Wisdom is introduced to the reader as a female character in Proverbs 1:20 and the following verses.
Psalm 116:1-9 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Psalm 116 is a song of thanksgiving of an individual, a poem written after a difficult time of life has been endured, survived, or overcome.
James 3:1-12 Commentary
by Sandra Hack Polaski
The preacher encountering this text might be forgiven for the sudden urge to suggest, in lieu of the sermon, that the congregation engage in a time of silent prayer.
Preaching the Anti-King
by David Lose
September 16, 2012
Hey there, Working Preacher, a quick question:
Have you registered for this year's Celebration of Biblical Preaching? It's going to be awesome, an event of biblical proportions. ...
Brainwave 252- Lectionary Texts for September 16, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 16: Mark 8:27-38, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 116:1-9, James 3:1-12