"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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Third Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 4:35-41 Commentary
by Sharon H. Ringe
What really happened?
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Job 38:1-11 Commentary
by John C. Holbert
I remember well the first time I read the speeches of God in the book of Job.
1 Samuel 17:[1a, 4-11, 19-23] 32-49 Commentary
by Ralph W. Klein
The lectionary's desire to include the story of David and Goliath in the Sunday lessons is made difficult by the length of the story in the Bible.
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 Commentary
by Matthew Stith
Psalm 107 opens with a typical call to praise.
2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Paul's theme of reconciliation, begun in 5:11-21, continues in 6:1-13, as Paul appeals to the estranged Corinthian congregation to be reconciled to God and to himself.
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Brainwave 063: Lectionary Texts for 21 June 2009
June 21, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 21 June 2009.