The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. - Psalm 111:10 (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Mark 1:21-28 Commentary
by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
The cultural distance between the world of this text and contemporary society presents challenges for interpretation.
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Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Commentary
by Valerie Bridgeman
For the last two Sundays, the Hebrew lectionary texts have featured prophets, first Samuel, then Jonah -- young persons and reluctant messengers.
Psalm 111 Commentary
by Shauna Hannan
If I were tasked with introducing God as our visiting lecturer, I would use this psalm.1
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
The reading of 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 brings Christians face to face with issues of culture and ethnicities.
“What Is This?”
by Karoline Lewis
January 28, 2018
“They kept on asking each other, what is this? A new teaching?”
There’s the rub of the Gospel and why the Gospel was put to death.
New teachings are not always ...
SB583 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Jan. 28, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 1:21-28; (1st Reading) Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; (2nd Reading) 1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.