"Peaceable Kingdom," 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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Baptism of Our Lord
Mark 1:4-11 Commentary
by Stephen Hultgren
On the first Sunday after Epiphany, we recall Jesus' baptism.
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Genesis 1:1-5 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
Both the Old and New Testament texts focus on "firsts."
Psalm 29 Commentary
by Wendell Frerichs
Psalm 29 is a call to worship, not only by the assembled congregation in the Jerusalem Temple, but also by the angels in God's heavenly court.
Acts 19:1-7 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
This episode in the Book of Acts stands as a sequel to the account of John the Baptist's ministry, including the baptism of Jesus, that is narrated in the Gospel for the Day (Mark 1:4-11).
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Brainwave 037: Lectionary Texts for 11 January 2009
January 11, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 11 January 2009.