"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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First Sunday of Christmas
Matthew 2:13-23 Commentary
by Mark Allan Powell
Church leaders and biblical interpreters often note that the Gospel of Luke reports Jesus' birth in terms of its effect on peasant people (e.g. shepherds), while the Gospel of Matthew presents it as a grand ...
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Isaiah 63:7-9 Commentary
by Christine Roy Yoder
The Sunday after Christmas is typically a "low Sunday." The energy and anticipation of Advent has given way to wonder at the incarnation. Travelers weary from star-lit journeys now rest and rejoice in the ...
Hebrews 2:10-18 Commentary
by Craig R. Koester
The days between Christmas and New Year's Day see a shift from the images of angels and the manger to the annual retrospectives on the year that has passed.
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