"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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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 5:21-43 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
Two Healings in One (story)
In this chapter, Mark describes Jesus healing two daughters of Israel.
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Lamentations 3:22-33 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
What if the center cannot hold, as William Butler Yeats feared in his famous poem, "The Second Coming"?
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
David's lament over the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, a fine example of Hebrew poetry, is a particularly difficult text to preach, for this convergence of difficultly intertwined relationships lacks any ...
Psalm 30 Commentary
by Carolyn J. Sharp
Psalm 30 frames the struggles of the life of faith within a glorious edifice: the Jerusalem Temple, a powerful cultural icon that "narrates" the faith of the believing community, the enduring presence of ...
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Commentary
by Carla Works
Our Pauline reading for this week is often relegated to sermons during stewardship campaigns.
Come As You Are
by David Lose
July 01, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
This week's gospel reading is perfect for all the people who don't have it all together. Now, I know what you may be thinking: that means all of us. Right? ...
Brainwave 241- Lectionary Texts for July 1, 2012
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 5: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, Lamentations 3:22-33, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43.