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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:33-46 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
What should proper care of a vineyard look like? What should tenant farmers who lease the land give back to the one who owns all of the land?
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Isaiah 5:1-7 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
The speaker is Isaiah (“my”; 5:1, 9); the prophet speaks in the first person for the first time.
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
The dramatic scene at Mt. Sinai signals the fulfillment of the promise made to Moses in his first encounter with God on this mountain back in Exodus 3.
Psalm 80:7-15 Commentary
by Nancy Koester
Psalm 80 is a communal lament.
Philippians 3:4b-14 Commentary
by Christian A. Eberhart
During a recent tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis was accompanied by Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud.
Tending the Vineyard
by Karoline Lewis
October 05, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
This past week, Walter Brueggemann was on the Luther Seminary campus giving the inaugural presentations for the Fretheim Lecture Series in Biblical Theology ...
Sermon Brainwave #376 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 27)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 27 (Oct. 5, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 21:33-46; (1st Reading) Isaiah 5:1-7; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 80:7-15; (2nd Reading) Philippians 3:4b-14.