"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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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
Matthew 16:21-28 Commentary
by James Boyce
Confession at Risk: Identity, Passion, and Death
"From that time on..." today's gospel lesson begins.
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Jeremiah 15:15-21 Commentary
by Ingrid Lilly
Prophets preach. Perhaps this sounds obvious. Actually, it is not.
Exodus 3:1-15 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
Who Sees the Burning Bush?
The burning bush scene in this chapter of Exodus is surely among the top ten best known biblical stories.
Psalm 26:1-8 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
Psalm 26 is a sturdy prayer that can be prayed by any individual at any time.
Romans 12:9-21 Commentary
by Mary Hinkle Shore
We love because....
Perhaps the first thing to keep in mind when preparing to preach on Romans 12:9-21 is a word from 1 John: "We love because he first loved us" (4:19).
Get Off the Couch and Into the Game!
by David Lose
August 28, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Don't be fooled by your dim recollections of Charlton Heston's Moses. This passage isn't about a timid exile's reverent first meeting with the God of his ...
Brainwave 190: Lectionary Texts for the 28th of August 2011
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 11: Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21, Psalm 26:1-8 (3), Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-2