"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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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