Christ healing the crippled woman who was bent over, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 13:10-17 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
In Luke’s narrative, two scenes of Jesus’ teaching sandwiches this account of healing and controversy with religious leaders.
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Isaiah 58:9b-14 Commentary
by Brian C. Jones
Isaiah 56–66, so-called Third Isaiah, addresses the post-exilic community struggling to make a new life in Jerusalem during the 530s and 520s BCE.
Jeremiah 1:4-10 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
Most prophetic books provide little or no information about the life of the prophet.
Psalm 103:1-8 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 103 is classified as an Individual Hymn of Thanksgiving, a psalm in which a single voice praises God for goodness to or on behalf of that individual, usually for deliverance from some trying situation. ...
Hebrews 12:18-29 Commentary
by Erik Heen
Today’s second reading is the third of four consecutive readings from Hebrews.
The Law of Love
by David Lose
August 25, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
There are two sides to every story, and that includes this one. Maybe especially this one. So one way to preach a meaningful sermon on this week’s ...
Brainwave 309 - Lectionary Texts for August 25, 2013
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Rolf Jacobson, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 21): Luke 13:10-17; Isaiah 58:9b-14; Jeremiah 1:4-10 (Semicontinuous); Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29