"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.
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