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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8:27-38 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Jesus’ disciples are undergoing a very intense apprenticeship with Jesus, and it is about to get far more intense as he begins his journey to Jerusalem. Before embarking on this journey south, Jesus ...
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Michael L. Ruffin
The NBC family of networks has since 1989 carried a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) promoting values such as education, diversity, and civility.
Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary
by James Limburg
Proverbs 1 contains the first of three longer speeches given by women.
Psalm 116:1-9 Commentary
by James K. Mead
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost is the only instance of Psalm 116:1-9 as a Sunday reading in the lectionary that provides opportunities to use most of its second half (verses 10-17) which are read on Maundy ...
James 3:1-12 Commentary
by Margaret Aymer
Metaphors abound in James 3:1-12, and these can often obscure the point that James is trying to make in this passage, a point not about speech in general or even about teaching, despite the way he begins ...
Who Do You Say that I Am?
by Karoline Lewis
September 16, 2018
“Who do you say that I am?” is a much harder question than we think it is, and it’s already hard enough.
This would be a good Sunday for some truthful Christological ...
Sermon Brainwave #623 - Ordinary 24 (Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Sept. 16, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 8:27-38; (First Reading) Isaiah 50:4-9a; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 116:1-9; (Second Reading) James 3:1-12. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.