"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.
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:33-46 Commentary
by Sharon H. Ringe
When people in authority challenged Jesus, he often responded to their challenges with a parable.
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Isaiah 5:1-7 Commentary
by Mark S. Gignilliat
The song of the vineyard is a ditty turned tragic.
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Commentary
by Amy Erickson
This week's lectionary text is a bit daunting. The Ten Commandments!
Psalm 80:7-15 Commentary
by Henry Langknecht
This portion of Psalm 80 responds to the first lesson from Isaiah 5 by employing the same metaphor of God's people as a ruined, forsaken vine and vineyard.
Philippians 3:4b-14 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
Crossing the Threshold
In an intense little book called Beginning to Pray, Metropolitan Anthony Bloom tells about a time during the Nazi occupation of Paris when he very nearly was caught by the Gestapo: ...
Crazy Love (a.k.a. Preaching Matthew Against Matthew)
by David Lose
October 02, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
I hate to say it, but I kind of think Matthew's a punk.
Yeah, I know, you're not supposed to say stuff like that. But I can't help it. Just read today's ...
Brainwave 196: Lectionary Texts for Oct. 2, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 16: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:7-15 (14, 15), Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-4