"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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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:34-46 Commentary
by Clayton Schmit
Here ends, in this passage, the disputations and entrapments orchestrated by religious leaders during Jesus' final visit to Jerusalem.
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
Preachers really should talk about Leviticus, since it can cause great confusion and division among Christians.
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Psalm 1 Commentary
by James Howell
How fascinating: the book of Psalms, the prayer book of the Bible, the hymnal of ancient Israel, opens with a poem about ethics, lifestyle, and decisions.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
In chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy remind the community of the time they spent in their midst.
The Law of Love
by David Lose
October 23, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Sometimes only a story will suffice.
Matthew's treatment of Jesus' commentary on the law is complex. It differs from Mark's (12:28-34), leaving off the ...
Brainwave 199: Lectionary Texts for Oct. 23, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 19: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18, Psalm 1(2), 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8