"Peaceable Kingdom," 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.
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 13:1-8 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
What do you do when you see someone standing on the sidewalk preaching about the end of the world, future destruction, or false messiahs?
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Daniel 12:1-3 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
Today's reading from Daniel 12 consists of an apocalyptic scenario -- an unveiling (which is the meaning of the Greek word apokalypsis from which our term "apocalyptic" comes) of the end of human history. ...
1 Samuel 1:4-20 Commentary
by Karla Suomala
Hannah: The woman who gives voice to suffering
Psalm 16 Commentary
by Hans Wiersma
If you are preaching on the Gospel text -- and its doom and gloom End Times themes -- then there might not be too much to back you up here in Psalm 16.
Hebrews 10:11-14, [15-18], 19-25 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
The culmination of the author's central argument grounds ecclesiology in eschatology.
by David Lose
November 18, 2012
Dear Working Preacher,
I'll be honest, I'm not much of a fan of apocalyptic texts. Not Mark's "little apocalypse," of which we get a taste today, not John the Seer's much bigger ...
Brainwave 263 - Lectionary Texts for November 18, 2012
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 24: Mark 13:1-8; Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16 (8); Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25; and 1 Samuel 1:4-2