Jesus Raises Girl to Life, metal relief sculpture in National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland; from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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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 after Pentecost
Mark 5:21-43 Commentary
by James Boyce
A sense of déjà vu accompanies the introduction to today’s reading.
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Lamentations 3:22-33 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
At first blush, it appears that the assigned text is a bold declaration of faith and hope in the midst of an unrelenting lamentation over the horrific events surrounding the siege and destruction of Jerusalem. ...
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
It’s a classic trope of male-bonding and war literature.
Psalm 30 Commentary
by Joel LeMon
Psalm 30 presents the dramatic ups-and-downs of a life lived in relationship with God.
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
How is the proclamation of the gospel related to the needs of the poor among us?
Falling from Graces
by Karoline Lewis
June 28, 2015
“She fell from their graces into her truth.” This quote appeared last week on my Facebook newsfeed. I love quotes. And there’s a reason some such pithy phrase ...
SB424 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 13)
Discussion on texts for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 13; June 28, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 5:21-43; (First Reading) Lamentations 3:22-33; (Semicontinuous First Reading) 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 30; (Second Reading) 2 Corinthians 8:7-15.