"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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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Second Sunday of Christmas
John 1:(1-9), 10-18 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
Although the lectionary picks up in the middle of the prologue to John's Gospel, it is an appropriate place to begin on the second Sunday of Christmas: "He was in the world" (1:10).
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Jeremiah 31:7-14 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Chapters 30-33 constitute a distinct section of the book of Jeremiah, traditionally known as Jeremiah's "Book of Comfort" or "Little Book of Consolation."
Psalm 147:12-20 Commentary
by James Limburg
January has always seemed to be something of a letdown.
Ephesians 1:3-14 Commentary
by Hans Wiersma
There are all kinds of reasons to object to the opening salvo of the New Testament letter to the Ephesians.
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Brainwave 036: Lectionary Texts for 04 January 2009
January 04, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 04 January 2009.