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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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 16:21-28 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
How does a revolutionary leader prepare a colonized people for the death of their Messiah?
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Jeremiah 15:15-21 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
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Exodus 3:1-15 Commentary
by Karla Suomala
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Psalm 26:1-8 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
Psalm 26 is a sturdy prayer that can be prayed by any individual at any time.1
Romans 12:9-21 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
It can be challenging to preach from this lectionary passage.
The Cross at a Crossroads
by Karoline Lewis
September 03, 2017
Before the cross became equated with salvation and a symbol for a religion, it denoted something too often overlooked in our theological machinations. It marked a moment when the ...
SB556 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 22)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Sept. 3, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 16:21-28; (1st Reading) Jeremiah 15:15-21; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 26:1-8; (2nd Reading) Romans 12:9-21. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.