"Two Sons," James Janknegt. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by James Janknegt. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) Commentary
by David Lose
Traditionally, preachers move in one of two trajectories when reading this gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Advent: emphasizing either Mary or the One she magnifies.
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Micah 5:2-5a Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
On this last Sunday of Advent, we come to another familiar prophetic passage, familiar at least in part because it plays a prominent role in Matthew's story of the birth of Jesus.
Psalm 80:1-7 Commentary
by Jerome Creach
Psalm 80 is a communal lament in which the worshipping community calls upon God to rescue them from trouble.
Hebrews 10:5-10 Commentary
by Michael Joseph Brown
Christ was obedient not only in his death, but from the moment of his coming into the world.
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Brainwave 092: Lectionary Texts for 20 December 2009
December 20, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Advent 4, Sunday, 20 December 2009.