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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Commentary
by Carla Works
Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman is unsettling.
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
Many people have sound reasons for disregarding or leaving church, not least of which is the insidious line-drawing done by Christians.
Genesis 45:1-15 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Long before HBO had Tony Soprano, the Bible had Joseph, arguably the original bad-guy protagonist.
Psalm 67:1-7 Commentary
by James K. Mead
This psalm is a favorite for several reasons.
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
A cursory reading of Romans might lead one to think that chapters 9-11 are a tangent or insertion unrelated to the rest of the letter.
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Brainwave 368 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 20)
August 17, 2014
Discussion on texts for Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 20) (Aug. 17, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28; (1st Reading) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 67:1-7; (2nd Reading) Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32.
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