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Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:34-46 Commentary
by Raj Nadella
The Pharisees and the Sadducees have been taking turns, as if by design, trying to trap Jesus.
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
“I never realized I could fall asleep on a treadmill until I did so while trying to read Leviticus,” said one of my students in a Pentateuch class years ago.1
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Commentary
by Vanessa Lovelace
Deuteronomy 34 recounts a major transitional period in biblical Israel’s history.
Psalm 1 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Scripture compares humans to trees far more often than contemporary discourse does.1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Commentary
by Michael Joseph Brown
Paul highlights two events in the experience of the Thessalonians that advanced the gospel: the apostles’ trust in the work of the gospel despite his poor treatment in Philippi and his tender care ...
Truthiness vs. Truth-telling
October 25, 2020
“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.”
I cannot read this saying of Jesus without pondering the times in which we live. Truth has taken a beating ...
Brainwave 748: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 30A)
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Joy J. Moore, and Matt Skinner for a conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for October 25, 2020 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 30A). Recorded via Zoom on September 16, 2020, for Working Preacher. Watch video version at https://youtu.be/jHyevTpTwso