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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
As every gardener knows, it’s all about the soil. Without good soil, worked with compost, seeds cannot flourish.
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Isaiah 55:10-13 Commentary
by J. Blake Couey
Isaiah 55:10-13 concludes the section of Isaiah often called “Second Isaiah” (chapters 40-55) by offering a poetic vision of restoration from exile.
Genesis 25:19-34 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
Genesis 25:19-34 begins a group of narratives that biblical commentators usually call “the Jacob Cycle” and which the Hebrew Bible calls “the toledot (generations or descendants) of Isaac” ...
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Although the central section of this psalm is comprised of hymnic praise of God, the psalm as a whole suggests that the prayer exemplifies what Walter Brueggemann categorized as psalms of reorientation. ...
Romans 8:1-11 Commentary
by L. Ann Jervis
Until this point in Romans, Paul has taken his hearers through the “shadowlands” of the faith.1
At Work in the Fields of the Lord
by Matt Skinner
July 12, 2020
There’s a spot in my garden, about twelve square feet, where nothing grows.
I’ve spent too much money on different kinds of plants and untold hours reworking the soil. ...
Brainwave 733: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 15A)
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for July 12, 2020 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 15A). Recorded via Zoom on June 11, 2020, for Working Preacher. Watch video version at https://youtu.be/GQ2hBj38CxU