"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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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Commentary
by Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
This Gospel reading begins with an account of the disciples' return after they had been previously sent out by Jesus in Mark 6:6-13, and follows the unpleasantness of John's beheading described in Mark ...
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Jeremiah 23:1-6 Commentary
by Elna K. Solvang
The passage opens with an ominous tone: Woe! The voice is that of the prophet Jeremiah however the words are Yahweh's.
2 Samuel 7:1-14a Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
The opening clause of 2 Samuel 7 sets up a tension that is explored throughout the chapter.
Psalm 23 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 23 is classified as an Individual Psalm of Thanksgiving.
Ephesians 2:11-22 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
On this Sunday, the text from Ephesians expresses some major affirmations concerning the church.
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Brainwave 067: Lectionary Texts for 19 July 2009
July 19, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Rolf Jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 19 July 2009.