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Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:17-31 Commentary
by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
The first thing to say about this text, and hopefully not the last thing to say, is that there’s pretty much nothing we can do but manage it.
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Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Commentary
by Bo Lim
“Your cancer is terminal, you have 6 months to live.” “The financial model for your organization is no longer sustainable; it will fold at the end of the year.”
Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Commentary
by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr.
The previous week’s lectionary reading recalled the introductory chapters in the book of Job, and in so doing, highlighted critical themes for the book.
Psalm 90:12-17 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Psalm 90 has often been categorized as a wisdom psalm, which, like the book of Ecclesiastes (see 3:19-20; 7:2), is very much in touch with human finitude and the brevity of human life (see also Psalms 39:4-6; ...
Hebrews 4:12-16 Commentary
by Craig R. Koester
This week’s reading from Hebrews continues to address the malaise that the writer’s community was experiencing.
What Do You Lack?
by Karoline Lewis
October 14, 2018
“You lack one thing.” There is great irony in Jesus’ statement, isn’t there? We can likely assume that given his wealth, his many possessions, the rich man ...
Sermon Brainwave #627 - Ordinary 28 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 14, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 10:17-31; (First Reading) Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 90:12-17; (Second Reading) Hebrews 4:12-16. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.