"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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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Like mid-summer weather, things start to heat up in the middle of Matthew's Gospel.
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Isaiah 55:10-13 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
The job description of the prophet contains among other less than coveted tasks the ability to speak a life-giving word of hope when all the events seem to point to the contrary.
Genesis 25:19-34 Commentary
Our lectionary text for today starts with the reference that Rebecca was barren, and that after her husband Isaac prayed for her, she conceived (verse 21).
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Commentary
by Scott Shauf
When one surveys Psalm 65 as a whole, what is most striking is the breadth of the psalm's subject matter.
Romans 8:1-11 Commentary
by Walter F. Taylor, Jr.
Romans 8:1-11 is an absolutely wonderful statement of the Good News--and also the source of much misunderstanding.
What will you do....?
by David Lose
July 10, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
You're probably not going to want to do this. And I understand. Honestly. After all, what I'm going to ask you may seem goofy, hokey, even a tad sacrilegious. ...
Brainwave 183: Lectionary Texts for the 10th of July 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 4: Isaiah 55:10-13
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 (11)
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23