"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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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:56-69 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
For the fifth Sunday in a row we find ourselves in John 6, but as this long account comes to its end, there are some disturbing surprises.
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Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
Martin Luther King Jr. begins his autobiography by stating,
1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11] 22-30, 41-43 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Having been introduced to King Solomon in last week's reading, we meet him now eleven years later, as he finishes the work for which he is perhaps best remembered:
Psalm 34:15-22 Commentary
by James K. Mead
With the concluding verses of Psalm 34, the author has returned to the subject matter with which he began, namely the suffering from which God delivered him (verse 4).
Ephesians 6:10-20 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
These verses form a powerful and eloquent conclusion to the letter.
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Insights, ideas and inspiration related to the coming week's lectionary texts.
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Brainwave 072: Lectionary Texts for 23 August 2009
August 23, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 23 August 2009.