"Celebration," 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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Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
First Sunday of Christmas
John 1:1-14 Commentary
by Ginger Barfield
Whereas the Christmas Eve account was simple narrative, this text can only be viewed as poetic or imaginative.
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Isaiah 52:7-10 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
The larger context of these verses (see 51:17-23) vividly describes how the people of Israel have been devastated and depopulated in the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 587 BCE.
Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12] Commentary
by Marion L. Soards
Hebrews is a rich writing that presents a plethora of puzzles to the interpreter of the text.
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Brainwave 093: Lectionary Texts for 24, 25 December 2009
December 25, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner (and a special guest) for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.