"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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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:14-29 Commentary
by Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
Today's text is probably one of the best known birthday party stories ever!
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Amos 7:7-15 Commentary
by Elna K. Solvang
This brief passage consists of a vision (verses 7-9; the third of five visions in Amos), a report (verses 10-11), an eviction notice (verses 12-13), and a defense (verses 14-15).
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
Over the next three weeks, we move from a "yes-but" narrative (2 Samuel 6) to a "YES!" narrative (2 Samuel 7) to a "NO!" narrative (2 Samuel 11).
Psalm 85:8-13 Commentary
by W. H. Bellinger, Jr.
An interpretation of Psalm 85:8-13 needs first to find a context in the whole of Psalm 85.
Ephesians 1:3-14 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
The Second Lesson for this Sunday is the first in a series of readings from the Letter to the Ephesians extending over seven Sundays.
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Brainwave 066: Lectionary Texts for 12 July 2009
July 12, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 12 July 2009.