"Cold Spring," Orville Running. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by Orville Running. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 12:13-21 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Many who hear this parable, especially in a North American context, may wonder: Why is the rich farmer called a fool?
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Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Commentary
by Elizabeth Webb
What has been is what will be,and what has been done is what will be done;there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 2:9)
Hosea 11:1-11 Commentary
by David G. Garber Jr.
At first glance, the parent-child metaphor for God’s relationship with Israel in the book of Hosea seems much more palatable than the marriage metaphor in chapters 1-3.
Psalm 49:1-12 Commentary
by James K. Mead
“The One Who Dies with the Most Toys Wins.”
Colossians 3:1-11 Commentary
by Richard Carlson
Throughout the New Testament, human reality and conduct are interrelated.
What Money Can and Can't Do
by David Lose
August 04, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
It’s not about the money. Not in this parable or in life.
Let’s start with the parable. Jesus doesn’t warn against money, ...
Brainwave 306 - Lectionary Texts for August 4, 2013
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Matt Skinner, and David Lose for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 18): Luke 12:13-21; Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23; Hosea 11:1-11 (semicontinuous); Psalm 49:1-12; and Colossians 3:1-11