"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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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8:27-38 Commentary
by Alyce M. McKenzie
Last week, we began a three week exploration of the question: "What if?"
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Frank M. Yamada
What is the meaning of suffering?
Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary
by Brent A. Strawn
This is the first time that Wisdom, personified as a woman, speaks in the book of Proverbs (see 8:1-36; 9:1-6).
Psalm 116:1-9 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
In the lectionary portion of Psalm 116, we do not get to the question of verse 12, "What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?"
James 3:1-12 Commentary
by A.K.M. Adam
This Sunday's passage involves one of the more peculiar passages in the New Testament.
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Brainwave 075: Lectionary Texts for 13 September 2009
September 13, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 13 September 2009.