"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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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:35, 41-51 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
This week the real challenge of preaching John 6 from the Revised Common Lectionary begins.
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1 Kings 19:4-8 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
Elijah's story lends itself well to preaching, with plenty of miraculous deeds and his challenge of the ungodly authority of Ahab and Jezebel.
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Commentary
by Ted A. Smith
The long, violent conflict between David and Absalom has finally run its course.
Psalm 34:1-8 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 34 is classified as an Individual Hymn of Thanksgiving.
Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
The opening word of the passage (in Greek, dio, "for this reason") is a reminder to situate these instructions in their context in Ephesians.
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Brainwave 070: Lectionary Texts for 09 August 2009
August 09, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 09 August 2009.