"Christ in the Desert," detail of a chapel stained glass window, St. Joseph's Institution, Singapore.
Image by Lawrence OP licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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Sign up today for five Narrative Lectionary study webcasts. The first session on Sept.-Nov. texts is available June 9, 2017.
First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 4:1-11 Commentary
by Audrey West
It is no accident that Jesus winds up in the wilderness after his baptism.1
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Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Tell all the truth but tell it slant -- Success in Circuit lies (Emily Dickinson).1
Psalm 32 Commentary
by Jerome Creach
Psalm 32 is one of the six psalms the church traditionally identified for the rite of penance and to help model prayers of confession (the others are Psalms 6; 38; 51; 102; 130; 143).
Romans 5:12-19 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
In Adam’s story Paul hears how sin gained dominion over humanity.
by Karoline Lewis
March 05, 2017
It is tempting to make Jesus’ temptation something that it is not. And, it is tempting to make Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness the only temptation during Lent. In ...
SB528 - First Sunday in Lent
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for First Sunday in Lent (Mar. 5, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 4:1-11, 16-21; (1st Reading) Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; (2nd Reading) Romans 5:12-19. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.