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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:56-69 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
Although Jesus’ words “I am the bread of life” are familiar to many Christians, in this passage the disciples declare this to be a “hard saying.”
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Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Commentary
by Scott Shauf
Today’s passage contains one of the most familiar lines from the Old Testament, Joshua’s charge to “choose this day whom you will serve,” combined with his own response, “but ...
1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11] 22-30, 41-43 Commentary
by Garrett Galvin
When I was 19, I got my first pair of glasses.
Psalm 34:15-22 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
John Goldingay has claimed Psalm 34 possesses an ABC-type of spirituality.
Ephesians 6:10-20 Commentary
by Sarah Henrich
As the letter to assemblies of believers in Ephesus and throughout the great cities of Asia Minor draws to a close, the author offers a final extended metaphor for how a person of faith in Jesus as God's ...
Not Just Bread Anymore
by Karoline Lewis
August 23, 2015
Admit it. You want to go to the party that gets to admit, “This is hard, who can take this?” And when Jesus asks, “Do you wish to go away?” don’t you ...
SB432 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 21)
Discussion on texts for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 21; Aug. 23, 2015): (Gospel) John 6:56-69; (First Reading) Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; (Semicontinuous First Reading) 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11] 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 34:15-22; (Second Reading) Ephesians 6:10-20.