Lazarus waiting at the door, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source
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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 16:19-31 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
As much as we would like to spiritualize the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, it is very difficult to explain away its central message, especially given what Luke has to say about money and possessions ...
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Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
When we think of the prophet Amos there is a tendency to emphasize the outsider nature of his prophetic calling.
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Commentary
by Garrett Galvin
This passage stands out as marking Jeremiah’s centrality to the Old Testament.
Psalm 146 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 145 ends with the words, “The praise of the Lord my mouth will speak, and all flesh will bless his holy name for all time and beyond” (145:21).
1 Timothy 6:6-19 Commentary
by Christian A. Eberhart
The passage 1 Timothy 6:6-19 deals with true riches.
On Stretching Parables
by David Lose
September 29, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
One of the things I’ve learned from writing daily devotions over the last eighteen months is that biblical passages stretch further than we ...
Brainwave 314 - Lectionary Texts for September 29, 2013
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, Rolf Jacobson, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 26): Luke 16:19-31; Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 (Semicontinuous); Psalm 146; and 1 Timothy 6:6-19