"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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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.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
John 15:1-8 Commentary
by James Boyce
In the promise of an "abiding" presence God's Easter people find not some abstract speculation about a distant or imaginary Trinity, but an invitation to experience the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ...
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Acts 8:26-40 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
God who raised Jesus orchestrates unlikely relationships that the status quo does not otherwise permit for the transformation of marginalized individuals.
Psalm 22:25-31 Commentary
by James Howell
How odd is it, during Easter, to return to the Psalm of Good Friday, the chilling scream of the crucifixion?
1 John 4:7-21 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
This pericope seems to be a review of what we have heard from 1 John over the previous two weeks.
by David Lose
May 06, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
Okay, I'll just come out and say it: I don't where to go with this passage. To be honest, on the whole I find the farewell discourses among the most difficult ...
Brainwave 233- Lectionary Texts for May 6, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Easter 5: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31 (27), 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8