And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about ... at this they were overcome with amazement. (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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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.
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 5:21-43 Commentary
by Cláudio Carvalhaes
[Editor’s note: The author has read this text from the perspective of an immigrant, pairing the events of the gospel with the events of our time, imagining the gospel taking into account our own social ...
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Lamentations 3:22-33 Commentary
by Robert Hoch
Spring is the time when elementary school children learn about the life-cycle of the butterfly.
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
It’s a classic trope of male-bonding and war literature.1
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 David E. Fredrickson
The Greek letter π (p) pops up twenty-four times in these verses. In eighteen instances, p is the first letter of a word.
A Lesson from Mark
by Karoline Lewis
July 01, 2018
We preachers are intercalators. Maybe at some point in time, we learned to be so from Mark. This is Mark’s specialty, of course -- inserting one story in the middle of another ...
SB612 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 13)
Discussion on texts for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (July 1, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 5:21-43; (First Reading) Lamentations 3:22-33; (Semi-continuous First Reading) 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 30; (Second Reading) 2 Corinthians 8:7-15. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.