JESUS MAFA. The Pharisee and the Publican, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:9-14 Commentary
by Meda Stamper
This week’s text follows immediately on last week’s and is another parable about prayer.
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Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
Jeremiah 14 drives us into the darkness.
Joel 2:23-32 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Joel 2 is, perhaps, most well known from its quotation in Acts 2:14 and following.
Psalm 84:1-7 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
The psalms chosen for lectionary use are often abridged for a variety of reasons -- sometimes valid, sometimes not so much, many of us would say.
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
Payback -- it’s one of the dominant themes in art and narrative.
The Pharisee, the Tax Collector, and the Reformation
by David Lose
October 27, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
I’ve long thought that the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector made a much better Reformation Day text than the appointed passage ...
Brainwave 318 - Lectionary Texts for October 27, 2013
Discussion on texts for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: (Gospel) Luke 18:9-14; (1st Reading) Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 84:1-7; (2nd Reading) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.
A separate podcast (Sermon Brainwave 319) is available for Reformation Day texts.