Bazzi Rahib, Ilyas Basim Khuri. The Canaanite Woman asks for healing for her daughter, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Wikimedia.
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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
When Jesus entered Tyre and Sidon, an indigenous Canaanite woman formed a one-woman welcoming committee.
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Commentary
by Michael L. Ruffin
The prophet Isaiah preached in Judah during the eighth century; his words are in the first thirty-nine chapters of the book that bears his name.
Genesis 45:1-15 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
Does good eventually come from evil acts?
Psalm 67:1-7 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
A Liturgy of Blessing
As the twice-repeated refrain (verses 3, 5) indicates, Psalm 67 is a song meant for public worship.1
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
The lectionary does us no favors by splitting Romans 11 into an opening question followed by the tail end of an answer.
Learning How to Preach Again
by Karoline Lewis
August 20, 2017
It’s good to be back, Dear Working Preachers. Yes, it is always good to come home after an extended trip, but it’s good to be back writing this column (again, my gratitude ...
SB554 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 20)
[See also Sermon Brainwave Special Edition: Responding to Charlottesville at https://www.workingpreacher.org/charlottesville ] Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Aug. 20, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28; (1st Reading) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 67:1-7; (2nd Reading) Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.