Bread and Fish, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:13-21 Commentary
by Warren Carter
This scene of feeding five-thousand-plus will be followed in 15:32-39 with the feeding of four thousand people.
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Isaiah 55:1-5 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
The prologue to Isaiah in the 14th century Wycliffe Bible asserts that the prophet is …
Genesis 32:22-31 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
The character of Jacob is deeply enigmatic for many Christian readers.
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Commentary
by James K. Mead
The scriptures often describe people and things in absolute terms, with a rhetorical flair I advise my students to avoid.
Romans 9:1-5 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
The first few verses of Romans 9 are surprisingly self-referential.
When a Miracle is More Than a Miracle
by Karoline Lewis
August 03, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
Think about it. How many of Jesus’ miracles are recorded in all four Gospels? Let’s count. It shouldn’t take long because the feeding ...
Brainwave 366 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 18)
Discussion on texts for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 18) (Aug. 3, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 14:13-21; (1st Reading) Isaiah 55:1-5; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; (2nd Reading) Romans 9:1-5.