"Abraham and Isaac," 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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:13-21 Commentary
by Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
Matthew and Mark both record that Jesus once fed 5000 (men, not counting women and children) and later fed another 4000 or so people.
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Isaiah 55:1-5 Commentary
by Brent A. Strawn
Like many other selections from the lectionary, Isaiah 55:1-5 is a small unit that, while relatively self-contained, has connections both to what precedes and what follows (preachers beware!).
Genesis 32:22-31 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
In Genesis 32, Jacob and his family have finally left the homestead of his father-in-law Laban who is responsible for much of Jacob's present circumstances:
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
Thomas Merton once stated "Praise is cheap," and it seems as though these words remain true today.
Romans 9:1-5 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
People these days ask God to damn lots of things.
"Tell Me Your Name"
by David Lose
July 31, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Get ready. This week's reading from Genesis betrays one of the most popular lies of our culture. We've all been told it. Even more painful, we've each told ...
Brainwave 186: Lectionary Texts for the 31st of July 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 7: Isaiah 55:1-5, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 (16), Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21