"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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Second Sunday after Epiphany
John 1:29-42 Commentary
by Jaime Clark-Soles
The Gospel of John is a dramatic, gripping narrative.
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Isaiah 49:1-7 Commentary
by Bo Lim
Isaiah 49:1-7 comprises the second of the so-called "Servant Songs" (Isaiah 42:1-9; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12), a designation that I indicated in last Sunday's commentary on Isaiah 42:1-9 to be problematic. ...
Psalm 40:1-11 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 40, classified as an Individual Lament, consists of two seemingly distinct parts, verses 1-10 and verses 11-17, suggesting to many scholars that two originally separate psalms were joined at some ...
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Commentary
by Mark Tranvik
Letters typically begin with statements identifying the author of the epistle and the person or community being addressed.
3 Important Words (or, Concerning the Fantasy Lives of Preachers)
by David Lose
January 16, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
There's a simple exchange that takes place in today's gospel reading that is simultaneously critical to the health of the church and alarmingly rare. It's ...
Brainwave 156: Lectionary Texts for the 16th of January 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Epiphany 2: Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 40:1-11 (8)
1 Corinthians 1:1-9