"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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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:22-33 Commentary
by Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
Stay in the boat!
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1 Kings 19:9-18 Commentary
by Wil Gafney
Elijah has had a good run, literally and figuratively.
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
In our text for today, sibling rivalry comes close to murder and sets in motion a chain of events that occupy the rest of the book of Genesis (chapters 37-50).
Psalm 85:8-13 Commentary
by W. H. Bellinger, Jr.
An interpretation of Psalm 85:8-13 needs first to find a context in the whole of Psalm 85.
Romans 10:5-15 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
A preacher might get at this very challenging text from one of two directions.
The Road Less Traveled
by David Lose
August 07, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
There are two ways to preach this story from Matthew. And a lot hangs on which one you choose.
The first tack -- the more familiar of the two -- is to stress ...
Brainwave 187: Lectionary Texts for the 7th of August 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 8: 1 Kings 19:9-18, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 85:8-13 (8), Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33