"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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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:1-12 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
The familiarity of the beatitudes presents the preacher with a challenge.
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Micah 6:1-8 Commentary
by Amy G. Oden
Micah prophesies during the second half of the 8th century BCE in Judah.
Psalm 15 Commentary
by James K. Mead
The opening verse of Psalm 15, asking who can be admitted to worship at the tabernacle/temple, makes for a daunting introduction to this "entrance liturgy" psalm.1
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
In last week's reading, Paul took the Corinthians to task because the very fact of their division is a denial of the gospel.
God Bless You
by David Lose
January 30, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
There is a trap hidden in the Beatitudes that I know I have fallen into countless times, and perhaps you have, too. The trap is a simple as it is subtle: ...
Brainwave 158: Lectionary Texts for the 30th of January 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Epiphany 4: Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15 (1)
1 Corinthians 1:18-31