"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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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:17-31 Commentary
by David Lose
The story of Jesus and the rich man, presented variously in all three synoptic traditions, is notoriously challenging and has elicited any number of creative approaches to ameliorating what seems to most ...
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Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
"Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time" (Amos 5:13).
Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Job sits on an ash heap, bereft of children and wealth, covered by painful sores and surrounded by three "friends" who tell him that it's all his fault.
Psalm 90:12-17 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Psalm 90 has often been categorized as a wisdom psalm, which, like the book of Ecclesiastes (see 3:19-20; 7:2), is very much in touch with human finitude and the brevity of human life (see also Psalms 39:4-6; ...
Hebrews 4:12-16 Commentary
by Scott Shauf
Hebrews 4:12-16 falls into two parts. Verses 12-13 in their context form a postscript to the argument of 3:7 - 4:11, providing extra motivation for the exhortation of 4:11.
Jesus, the Rich Man, and All of Us Lousy Stewards
October 14, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
Can we just admit that most of us kind of stink at doing stewardship? I know that sounds like an awful thing for me to say, but if you would, hear me out. ...
Brainwave 256- Lectionary Texts for October 14, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 20: Mark 10:17-31; Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-16