"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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Seventh Sunday of Easter
John 17:1-11 Commentary
by Craig R. Koester
The lectionary places Jesus' prayer concerning glory at the end of the Easter season, but in John's gospel the prayer occurs at the end of the last supper, so that it leads into the passion.
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Acts 1:6-14 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Unfortunately, Jesus' ascension has become easy to overlook. Therefore it's easily considered irrelevant.
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 Commentary
by James Limburg
God of Power, God of the People
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 Commentary
by Valerie Nicolet-Anderson
Talking about the "fiery ordeal" they were suffering (1 Peter 4:12), this passage opens with strong words which are not easily reconciled with the experience of the Church in the 21st century, especially ...
Left Behind For Good!
by David Lose
June 05, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
One of the most profound promises of all of Scripture is hidden in this text. It has the power to transform the way we understand the very point of our faith ...
Brainwave 178: Lectionary Texts for the 5th of June 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Easter 7: Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 (4)
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11