"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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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 20:1-16 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
What, in a word or two, is the parable of the laborers in the vineyard about?
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Jonah 3:10-4:11 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
For reasons that make the book of Jonah a ripping good story, it takes a good while for Jonah to get to Nineveh.
Exodus 16:2-15 Commentary
by Amy Erickson
"Whine, whine, whine.... Complain, complain, complain. That's all the Israelites do."
Psalm 145:1-8 Commentary
by Henry Langknecht
As a response to the first lesson, Psalm 145 was chosen to show how Jonah knew that God was "merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing" (Jonah's version ...
Philippians 1:21-30 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
The first part of today's lesson from Philippians tells us Paul's own thinking about his possible impending death at the hands of the Roman authorities.
That's Not Fair!
by David Lose
September 18, 2011
Dear Working Preacher,
Take a little memory trip with me, and think back to your childhood. (If that seems too long ago, you're welcome to think about that of your children or ...
Brainwave 194: Lectionary Texts for Sept. 18, 2011
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Pentecost 14: Exodus 16:2-15, Jonah 3:10-4:11, Psalm 145:1-8 (8), Philippians 1:21-30,