"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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First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Commentary
by David Lose
There is perhaps no worship occasion in the Christian calendar where the ritual practice and the appointed Scriptures seem to clash more profoundly than Ash Wednesday.
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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day journey of Lent with a gathering of the community to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning ...
Psalm 51:1-17 Commentary
by James Limburg
Our brothers and sisters in the faith before us have provided two important keys for unlocking this psalm.
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Commentary
by Lucy Lind Hogan
"It's time to go," Paul calls, "now is the acceptable time."
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Brainwave 164: Lectionary Texts for the 9th of March 2011
March 09, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Ash Wednesday: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 51:1-17 (1)
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21