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Sign up today for five Narrative Lectionary study webcasts. The first session on Sept.-Nov. texts is available June 9, 2017.
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 17:5-10 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
Luke 17:5-10 consists of two sets of sayings on being a follower of Jesus.
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Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
“I resolved to expound this prophet Habakkuk so that he, too, may finally come to light and that his contents may be learned…”
Lamentations 1:1-6 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
The book of Lamentations articulates the anguish of the Hebrews in the wake of the conquest of Jerusalem and the razing of the city by Babylon.
Psalm 37:1-9 Commentary
Written as an acrostic poem, approximately every other line in Psalm 37 begins with a successive letter of the twenty-two letter Hebrew alphabet.
2 Timothy 1:1-14 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Sometimes we’re especially interested in people’s final words.
by David Lose
October 06, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
There will probably be a lot of people sitting in your pews this Sunday who feel just like the disciples -- which is good for us to remember, as ...
Brainwave 315 - Lectionary Texts for October 6, 2013
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose, Rolf Jacobson, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Twentienth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 27): Luke 17:5-10; Habakkuk 1:1-4 and 2:1-4; Lamentations 1:1-6 (Semicontinuous); Psalm 37:1-9; and 2 Timothy 1:1-14