"Peaceable Kingdom," 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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Second Sunday after Epiphany
John 1:43-51 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
In Lectionary Year B many of the texts are from the Gospel of Mark. However, on this Second Sunday after Epiphany, we are suddenly blind-sided with a text from the Gospel of John.
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1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
The narrative of the calling of Samuel is replete with irony and foreshadowing.
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
In the conventional understanding, the Psalm in the weekly lectionary is chosen to meditate on the First Reading and, like that reading, to anticipate the Gospel.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
First Corinthians stands as a masterful example of a leader addressing a divided congregation and honestly critiquing the views of each side.
Come and See
by David Lose
January 15, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
I know we've just about to venture into four or five weeks of reading through Mark and all, but here, near the beginning of John's Gospel, you get a peek ...
Brainwave 215: Lectionary Texts for Jan. 15, 2012.
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Baptism of our Lord: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20], Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (1), 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51