"Peaceable Kingdom," 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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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:51-58 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
Once again we are faced with a Gospel text that deals with bread and eating.
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Proverbs 9:1-6 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
In many ways, the message in this text of Proverbs is quite simple: wisdom is better than foolishness.
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
"What would you wish for if you could wish for anything?"
Psalm 34:9-14 Commentary
by James K. Mead
Last Sunday's Psalm lection (34:1-8) contained some of the typical features of individual Psalms of Thanksgiving, where a worshiper invites others to praise God (verses 1-3) for an act of personal deliverance ...
Ephesians 5:15-20 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
"Be careful then how you live..."
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Brainwave 071: Lectionary Texts for 16 August 2009
August 16, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 16 August 2009