"Abraham and Isaac," 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.
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:13-20 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
The Gospel of Matthew portrays Jesus as the classic authoritative teacher.
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Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Commentary
by Amy G. Oden
This final section of Isaiah, known as "Third Isaiah" (Isaiah 56-66), is written to the residents of Jerusalem during and after Israel's return in 539 BCE.
Psalm 112:1-9  Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 112, a Wisdom Psalm, provides instruction in right living and right faith in the tradition of the other wisdom writings of the Old Testament.
1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16] Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
In this week's reading, Paul continues to explore the paradox of the gospel message.
Salt & Light
by David Lose
February 06, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Consider this part two to last week's letter on the Beatitudes. (Which means, I suppose, that if you hated last week's entry you'll likely not want to spend ...
Brainwave 159: Lectionary Texts for the 6th of February 2011
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Epiphany 5: Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15 (1)
1 Corinthians 1:18-31