"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 Pentecost
Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 Commentary
by Greg Carey
The Lectionary combines the First Gospel's account of Matthew's call with the twin restorations of the woman with the flow of blood and the ruler's daughter. Sandwiched between the Lectionary excerpts Jesus ...
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Hosea 5:15-6:6 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
Following the devastation of the previous verses, 5:15 is a word from God that introduces the response from Israel in 6:1-3.
Genesis 12:1-9 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
What could God possibly do to counter the spread of sin that dominated the story in Genesis 3 through 11?
Romans 4:13-25 Commentary
by David Bartlett
Paul never took a homiletics class. He did not know, therefore, that you are supposed to save the powerful theological affirmations for the last.
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Brainwave 002: Lectionary Texts for 8 June
June 08, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 8 June, 2008: Hos 5:15-6:6, Gen 12:1-9, Rom 4:13-25, Matt 9:9-13, 18-26.