"Two Sons," James Janknegt. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by James Janknegt. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 11:1-13 Commentary
by David Lose
Prayer is not only at the heart of the Christian life, it is also at the heart of a lot of Christian frustration, misunderstanding, and even pain.
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Genesis 18:20-32 Commentary
by Jacqueline E. Lapsley
What I love about this passage is the way in which Abraham appeals to God's better nature, as one does when one is trying to persuade someone with power to do the right thing.
Hosea 1:2-10 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Hosea 1:2-10 introduces the metaphor that occupies chapters 1-2 and that resonates throughout the book -- a bad marriage that is saved by the loving forgiveness of the faithful partner.
Psalm 138 Commentary
by Joel LeMon
Psalm 138 is a song of thanksgiving and trust. The text is comprised of three main sections.
Colossians 2:6-15[16-19] Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Re-thinking, re-imagining, and even re-casting our ideas about who God is, apparently, nothing new.
July 25, 2010
Dear Working Preacher,
If you're going to preach on the gospel reading from Luke this Sunday, I have some advice for you: clear some time on your schedule for additional pastoral ...
Brainwave 127: Lectionary Texts for 25 July 2010
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.