Tanner, Henry Ossawa. Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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Sign up today for five Narrative Lectionary study webcasts. The first session on Sept.-Nov. texts is available June 9, 2017.
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:22-33 Commentary
by Carla Works
There is an old hymn that testifies, “Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea.”
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1 Kings 19:9-18 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
First Kings 19 is the lowest point in Elijah’s career.
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Unlike the rest of Genesis, which comprises short, episodic stories that can usually stand alone, Genesis 37-50 reads like a short story or novella.
Psalm 85:8-13 Commentary
by James K. Mead
This psalm lection contains a magnificent constellation of biblical terms, portraying them with a striking intimacy that catches modern readers off guard: “righteousness and peace will kiss each other” ...
Romans 10:5-15 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
This week’s passage is the third in a series of three arguments Paul makes, beginning in 9:30, in an effort to distinguish between the “works of the law” that Israel pursued (and thereby ...
When We Can't Walk on Water
by Karoline Lewis
August 10, 2014
Those of you who listen regularly to Sermon Brainwave, our weekly podcast text study that I co-host with my colleagues at Luther Seminary, Rolf Jacobson and Matt Skinner -- and ...
Brainwave 367 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 19)
Discussion on texts for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 19) (Aug. 10, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 14:22-33; (1st Reading) 1 Kings 19:9-18; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 85:8-13; (2nd Reading) Romans 10:5-15.