Rebecca Begins her Journey to Canaan, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Commentary
by Colin Yuckman
Today's text is really a tale of two passages, each a lesson in confounding expectations.
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Zechariah 9:9-12 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
The Bible is replete with images of hope.
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
After two harrowing stories -- the near-deaths of both Ishmael and Isaac -- today we have a love story, a love story that has been foreshadowed already in the account of the sacrifice of Isaac.1
Psalm 145:8-14 Commentary
by Paul K.-K. Cho
Psalm 145 commands all its readers, indeed, all flesh (145:21) from every generation (145:13), to praise God the King who reigns over a universal kingdom (145:11-13) and, in so doing, provides us with a ...
Romans 7:15-25a Commentary
by Kyle Fever
Romans 7 has played a crucial role in Christian anthropology.
Rest For Your Souls
by Karoline Lewis
July 09, 2017
The invitation to rest is not one I readily or easily accept. Even from Jesus. There are at least a hundred reasons why, of course -- too much to do, expectations to be met. People ...
SB548 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 14)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (July 9, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30; (1st Reading) Zechariah 9:9-12; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 145:8-14; (2nd Reading) Romans 7:15-25a. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.