God Touches Jeremiah's Mouth, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 16:21-28 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
Last week, the disciples got it, really got it.
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Jeremiah 15:15-21 Commentary
by Bo Lim
As I write this commentary, I am only 2 weeks removed from the events of June 5, 2014.
Exodus 3:1-15 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
This first revelation of sacred space identifies as holy the soil itself, God’s good land alive with vegetation.
Psalm 26:1-8 Commentary
by James K. Mead
I teach at a college that emphasizes the integration of faith and learning. We strive for students to realize that their knowledge and their beliefs should not -- and ultimately cannot -- be kept in separate ...
Romans 12:9-21 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
We are tempted to skip a passage like this in preaching. Verse 9 has no logical connection to what precedes.
A “Cross and Follow” Kind of Life
by Karoline Lewis
August 31, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
I have to be honest. I have never cared much for this passage, particularly 16:24, “take up your cross and follow me.” I always get hung up ...
Sermon Brainwave #370 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 22)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 22 (Aug. 31, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 16:21-28; (1st Reading) Jeremiah 15:15-21; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 26:1-8; (2nd Reading) Romans 12:9-21.