"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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Second Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 4:26-34 Commentary
by Sharon H. Ringe
If only Jesus had provided a blueprint, a constitution or at least a tourists' brochure,
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Ezekiel 17:22-24 Commentary
by John C. Holbert
Anytime a text from Ezekiel is thrown up by the lectionary, most preachers hope against hope that it is the "dry bones" passage from chapter 37.
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Commentary
by Ralph W. Klein
In 1 Samuel 15, Samuel denounces King Saul for violating the rules of Holy War by sparing the king of the Amalekites and keeping booty from Israel's war against them.
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 Commentary
by Matthew Stith
The two portions of Psalm 92 chosen by the lectionary each offer interesting possibilities for interpretation and connection to the life of the church, and interpreters may find it useful to focus on one ...
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
In much of 2 Corinthians, Paul is occupied with defending his ministry against critics who question his integrity, motives, and fitness for ministry.
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Brainwave 062: Lectionary Texts for 14 June 2009
June 14, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 14 June 2009.