JESUS MAFA. The Pharisee and the Publican, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:9-14 Commentary
by David Lose
Paul Tillich, commenting on the Apostle Paul's assertion that the gospel is a stumbling block, once said that the danger is stumbling over the wrong thing.1
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Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 Commentary
by Corrine Carvalho
It is hard to read Jeremiah in our contemporary context; it is such an alien text.
Joel 2:23-32 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Were anyone to quiz congregants filing in to worship about the content of the little book of Joel, chances are good that few could cogently respond.
Psalm 84:1-7 Commentary
by J. Dwayne Howell
Psalm 84 is classified as a pilgrimage psalm, sung as praise by those who traveled to Jerusalem to worship.
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Commentary
by John Frederick
In 2 Timothy 4:6, Paul employs the sacrificial metaphor of a drink offering to refer to his lifetime of faithful, gospel ministry.
Thank God for the Other
by Karoline Lewis
October 23, 2016
“God, I thank you that I am not like other people. Really, thank you, God.”
Wow, does this passage ever convict! And if we are not found guilty in hearing this parable, ...
SB507 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 30)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 30) (Oct. 23, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 18:9-14; (First Reading) Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; (Alternate First Reading)
Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 84:1-7; (Second Reading) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.