"Abraham and Isaac," 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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:33-46 Commentary
by Ira Brent Driggers
This parable continues Jesus' response to the chief priests and elders who had questioned him about his protest in the temple (Matthew 21:12-17):
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Isaiah 5:1-7 Commentary
by James K. Mead
Grape Expectations: Our experience with Isaiah 5:1-7 can be strangely similar to that of the characters in the passage itself.
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Exodus 19:1 states that "on the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness of Sinai."
Philippians 3:4b-14 Commentary
by David E. Fredrickson
There was a popular scene on ancient Greek vases: a young man or god chasing a younger female (In rare instances, it was a goddess chasing a young male.)
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Brainwave 020: Lectionary Texts for 5 October 2008
October 05, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 5 October 2008: Isa 5:1-7, Ex 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Phil 3:4b-14, Matt 21:33-46.